I had been dying to make these since i saw the recipe for this delicious dish on Kajal's blog. It was a hit at our home and suffice to say that we will be making it again. For a detailed version/step-wise description, head over to Kajal's. My addition to this recipe was adding garam masala to the stuffing mixture
500 mg bhindi/okra
For the mixture
7-1/2 tbsp besan/gram flour
2 tsp chili powder
1-1/2 tsp garam masala
4 cloves of garlic- mashed
2 tsp dhana-jeeru/ cumin-coriander powder
6 tbsp lemon juice
1/3 tsp turmeric
salt to taste
2 tsp til/sesame seeds
2 tsp oil
1. Wash the okra- dry and slit them vertically.
2. Mix all the above mentioned ingredients to form a mixture and stuff it into the slit okra.Keep the remaining mixture aside.
3. Heat 3 tbsp oil in a wide skillet. Add mustard seeds to it. When they pop, add the stuffed okra to it, cover and cook on a slow flame.
4. Keep turning them over every 5-10 minutes taking care not to char or overburn them till they turn crispy. Add the remaining mixture, cook for another 10-15 minutes- covered on a slow flame.
5. Serve with rotis.