Okra is in abundance this time of year and we're often at a loss for what to do with all of it. There's only so much roasted, fried, and pickled okra a person can take. So what of the rest (short of giving it away)? Make Bharvaan Bhindi, an Indian dish of stuffed okra.
When you think about it, okra is really perfect for stuffing. It's got a nice, strong shell and an open, hollow interior. It holds up well in these dishes to being sliced open, stuffed, then pan-fried.There are lots of Indian dishes that use okra (bhindi) in this way. The fillings can vary, but here are a few we're dying to try:
- Masala Stuffed Okra Boats at Hungry Desi
- Dahiwali Bharwan Bhendi (yogurt-based) at Sailu's Kitchen
- Coconut Stuffed Okra at Life as a Dreger
- Tangy Stuffed Okra at One Life to Eat
What do you do with your okra surplus?
Related: Summer Recipe: Fried Okra
(Image: Hungry Desi)