Okra stuffed with spiced sesame, coconut and peanuts

Okra are such a wonderful vegetable. Not only are they healthy, they are so versatile and truly make a dish taste wonderful. They have a lovely shape, which makes them easy to stuff with delicious flavours.

Here is my recipe for okras stuffed with spiced sesame, coconut and peanuts. You can eat this as a starter or a light lunch or dinner.

Ingredients:

For the Okra:

  • Okra (around 10)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil

For the stuffing:

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, warmed slightly
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • handful chopped coriander
  • 6 peanuts (I used skinned ones)
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons desiccated coconut
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 green chilli, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon sugar

Method:

  1. Wash the okra in a colander and sprinkle salt and leave aside for a few minutes.img_8776
  2. Now put all the stuffing ingredients into a food processor and blitz well.img_8794
  3. Cut slits in the middle of each okra so it widens out like a pocket.
  4. Fill each okra with the stuffing mixture.
  5. In a pan, heat the coconut oil on medium heat.
  6. Arrange the okras on the pan in batches and fry till slightly browned.
  7. Enjoy hot!

 

 

2 Comments

  1. Riya
    October 17, 2016 / 10:28 am

    I tried your recipe today it was fabulous and easy to make. You make life for a novice cook like me very easy. Thankyou

    • October 17, 2016 / 11:29 am

      Aww thank you so much xx

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