Okra is widely available all over the world. There are numerous ways one can make okra subji. One of my favorite ways is stuffed okra with a special blend of spices and ground peanuts. Okra lovers will definitely enjoy this recipe. It takes a little bit of time but it is well worth it.

Recipe Type: Jain, Vegan, Gluten Free and full of vitamins and anti-oxidants.
Cooking Time:  35 minutes
Difficulty Level: Easy to make if you cook regularly.

2 lbs. Okra, washed and dried with a paper towel.  Cut both ends off and make a slit in the middle.


2    Lbs. Okra
Salt to taste
1/4 Tsp Red Chili Powder
1/4 Tsp Turmeric
2    TBsp Cumin and coriander powder, little more than usual
3    TBsp Ground Peanut Powder
1    Tsp Fresh Grated Ginger
1    Tsp Fresh Grated Green Chili
1    TBsp Besan or Chick Pea Flour
2    TBsp Coconut flakes, optional to garnish
Chopped Cilantro to garnish
3    TBsp Oil

How to Prepare:

  1. Mix all the spices and fill in the slit of okra. Set aside.
  2. On medium heat in a wok add oil.
  3. Add stuffed okra and let it sizzle. Use wooden spatula to stir occasionally.
  4. Mix it gently covering oil.  Let it sizzle for 5 minutes.
  5. Transfer it to a glass pan or corning ware. Cover with saran wrap.
  6. Microwave it for 3-4 minutes. Check that okra is tender and done.
  7. If it is not done, microwave again for 2-3 minutes.
  8. Garnish with cilantro and coconut flakes.
  9. Serve with warm roti.
  10. Enjoy!!!
Serving Size is 1/10 of Recipe.

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