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Okra Stuffed With Cottage Cheese

A veggie curry that is tasty, and can be made in advance.


  • 1/2 lb. (250 grams) okra
  • 1 tsp. fine salt
  • 1/2 tsp. chili powder
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  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger and garlic
  • 2/3 cup (100 grams) tomatoes chopped
  • 1/4 tsp. garmasala*
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 3 sprigs coriander leaves
  • 3 sprigs curry leaves
  • oil for frying


  • 60 gram cottage cheese or paneer**
  • 1/4 tsp. fine salt
  • 1/4 tsp. jeera*** and mustard seeds

* Garamasala is a sweet/hot blend of eleven spices in delicate proportion of allspice, mace, cardamom, cloves, mustard, black pepper, coriander and cumin, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg.

** Paneer is a fresh, acid-set, non-melting farmer cheese made by curdling heated milk with lemon juice or other food acid.

*** Black cumin seeds


Wash, wipe and slit the okras lengthwise.

Mix the cottage cheese, salt, jeera and mustard seeds. Fill the okras with this mixture.

Heat oil and fry on low heat with the slit towards the top in a shallow pan. Remove from oil and place on paper towel. Heat the same oil and fry onion and curry leaves. Add the remaining spices and ginger and garlic.

Braise for few seconds and add the tomatoes. Cook the tomatoes till soft with some sauce then add the okras. Cover the okras with the chutney and garnish with coriander leaves.

Serve with rice or puri.

Servings: 5
Time:15-20 Minutes Preparation Time
20-25 Minutes Cooking Time

Source: Vegetarians enjoy this dish and we make it home.

By Dorty from SA

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