Halwai January 11, 2019

Ingredients:

• For Koftas:
• Tender Okra – 15 pieces
• Besan – 1/2 cup
• Salt – 1/2 tsp
• Red Chilli powder – 1/2 tsp
• Coriander powder – 2 tsp
• Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
• Mango powder – 1/2 tsp
• Oil for frying
• Asafoetida – a pinch
• For Gravy:
• Onions – 2
• Garlic-ginger paste – 1 tbsp
• Tomato puree – 2 tbsp
• Curry leaves – a few
• Garam Masala – 1 tbsp
• Oil – 4 tbsp
• Salt to taste
• Chilli powder – 1/2 tsp
• Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
• Water as desired

Method:

  1. Clean and wash okra and drain the water and keep aside.
  2. Mix besan and little water to make a paste for koftas.
  3. Now slit the okra, and fill it with a mixture of all the dry masalas .
  4. Heat the oil, dip okra one by one in the besan mix and deep fry. Keep aside.
  5. Grind onions and curry leaves into a fine paste.
  6. Heat oil in a pan, add onion paste and ginger garlic paste and fry.
  7. When it becomes brown add salt, chilli powder, turmeric powder and tomato puree. Mix well and fry again for 2-3 minutes.
  8. Add water accordingly and let it boil for 10 minutes. Add koftas and boil again for 2 minutes. Sprinkle garam masala and serve.

Recipe courtesy of Raka Arora