Thursday, 16 January 2014

Gota Bhendi Bhaja : Stuffed Okra

Odia Cuisine is also known for using mustard seeds in its recipe. The mustard seed paste is used varieties of curries which are known as besara. This mustard paste is also used to stuff various vegetables. Today I am going to prepare a very famous stuffed vegetable Okra/Bhindi and in Odia it is known as Bhendi.


10-12 Bhendi/Bhindi/okra
2 Tbsp Mustard seeds (soaked)
2 hot Green Chillies
5-6 Garlic Cloves
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp coriander powder
Mustard oil as  required
Salt as per taste

Make a smooth paste of mustard paste, garlic, greenchillies.
Heat 1 Tbsp oil in a pan add the masala paste,add salt, turmeric,chilli powder, cumin powder, coriander powder and cook for 2-3 minutes.
Slit the Bhendis lengthwise from centre and stuff the prepared masala.

Heat oil in a flat pan and cook all the stuffed bhendis.

Serve with Rice  and Dal.


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