Stuffed Okra (Bhindi) with Indian Cottage Cheese (Paneer) in Tomato Gravy Recipe

 
My favorite vegetable is Okra i.e ladies finger or bhindi as we call here in India. Many of my friends tease me for my cravings to this supposedly a "slimy vegetable". But, I say any vegetable if cooked properly will taste fabulous and Okra is no exception. Today's recipe is one such fantastic variation (If I may say so) which I learnt from my mom. It is as simple as: stuffing okra with grated paneer, pan frying it until slightly charred and then dunking into a tomato gravy. This dish goes well with rotis and rice. Try it, am sure it will enter your favorite list too!.

Enjoy..







Are you an okra lover like me? Below are few more okra recipes I make very frequently -

Tali Hui Bhindi. (Pan Fried Okra with Onions)
Tangy Okra Stew
Okra Raita

 How do you eat yours?


{Recipe} Stuffed Okra with Paneer in Tomato Gravy 

Recipe: My mom 
Serves 2 to 3

Ingredients:


10-12 okra (bhindi)
2 tbsp oil

For the stuffing:
1 cup paneer (indian cottage cheese), grated
1/2 tsp salt


For the gravy:
1 onion, roughly chopped
2 tomatoes, roughly chopped
1/2 tsp ginger-garlic paste
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tbsp oil
salt to taste


Preparation:

1. Wash and dry okra. Make sure there is no moisture, then they will not turn slimy. Slit lengthwise.

2. In a bowl, mix grated paneer and salt. Stuff each of the okra pieces with this stuffing. Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a shallow pan and place okra in one layer. Cook until charred and soft. Keep aside.

3. In the same pan, add remaining tbsp of oil and add onions. Saute them for 5 to 8 minutes. Then add ginger garlic paste, chilli powder, coriander powder and cumin powder. Cook on low heat so that the spices are not burnt. Add tomatoes and little water. Cook for 10 minutes until mushy. Cool and grind into a smooth paste.


4. Add the tomato gravy in the same kadai and add water to desired consistency. Once it starts to simmer, add fried, stuffed paneer. Serve with rotis or rice.




This is Recipe 31 added to my The 100 Recipe Challenge for Year 2013. Check out the rest of the recipes too.

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7 comments :

  1. It looks so very delicious!!

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    1. Thanks Spandana. Do give it a try sometime. :-)

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  2. Nice interesting new recipe for me

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  3. I think I am going try it sometime this weekend. It looks delicious.

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  4. I like the color of the okra with panner.It looks very tempting. Will give a try

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  5. I tried this recipe today. It was really yummy. I added some fried onions before serving. it was too good.

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