Bhindi Sambhariya- Stir fried okra stuffed with coconut,roasted peanuts and few basic Indian spices. This is a specilaity from the state of Rajasthan.
This stuffed bhindi/okra is also a good recipe to carry along during travel or to pack in lunch boxes. The stuffing is little time consuming but the taste is worth spending the extra time.
Addition of roasted and crushed peanuts gives a nice crunch and the coconut gives a natural sweetness . It’s a medley of flavours inside the okra. Do give it a try once and you will be making it regularly. It is best served with poori ,paratha ,roti or with daal -rice combo meal.
Do try these delicious yet simple to make Okra recipes-
- 300 gms Bhindi/ Okra
- 4 tbsp Cooking Oil
- 1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds/ Rai
- 1 tsp Cumin Seeds/ Jeera
- 8 Curry Leaves
- 1/4 tsp Asafoetida/ Hing
- 1/4 cup Fresh Coconut
- 2 tbsp roasted peanuts crushed
- 1 tbsp Roasted Sesame Seeds powder
- 1 tsp Mango Powder/ Amchoor
- 2 tsp Red Chili Powder
- 2 tsp Coriander Powder
- 1/2 tsp Turmeric/ Haldi
- 1/2 tsp Sugar
- 1/2 tsp Garam Masala
- 2 tbsp Cooking Oil
- To Taste Salt
- Wash bhindi and spread on a cloth napkin in a single layer to remove all the moisture.
- Trim the edges and make a slit in the center lengthwise,take care not to break the okra in two pieces.
- In a big bowl add all the ingredients for stuffing and mix well.Stuff okras with this stuffing and keep aside.
- Heat oil in a broad and heavy bottom pan and add cumin seeds,mustard seeds,asafoetida and curry leaves.
- When seeds start crackling add the stuffed okras and the left over stuffing masala .
- Cook on slow flame with out covering the pan.this way you will retain the bright green colour of the okra.
- If the okras are not tender,are big or you are in hurry then can cover the pan with a lid.
- Keep stirring in between so it will get a nice colour from all the sides.When done remove from the pan and serve hot.
- erving suggestions-serve with rice and chapatis.