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Peanut-Stuffed Okra Fingers

Stuffed okra is a traditional Indian finger food that packs bold flavor. Look for medium to large okra pods, which are easier to fill.



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24 fresh okra pods (1 lb.)
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1 cup roasted unsalted peanuts
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½ small onion (¼ cup)
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2 cloves garlic
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1 1-inch piece fresh ginger
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1 jalapeno chile, seeds removed
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½ tsp. cumin
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½ tsp. coriander
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½ tsp salt


1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Coat large baking sheet with cooking spray, or line with parchment paper.

2. Slice tops off okra. Use paring knife to split okra pods nearly in half lengthwise, leaving tip and one side intact. Pry pods open with fingers—be careful not to tear them.

3. Pulse peanuts, onion, garlic, ginger, jalapeño, cumin, coriander, and salt in food processor until very finely chopped.

4. Use fingers or small spoon to fill okra pods with peanut mixture. Place on baking sheet, and spray with cooking spray. Bake 13 to 15 minutes, or until okra has softened and filling begins to brown. Serve hot.

Nutrition Information: 

7 g
Total Fat: 
13 g
Saturated Fat: 
2 g
12 g
0 mg
202 mg
5 g
3 g
Serves 6

Comments on this Recipe

These are easy to make and fun. Next time I will substitute tahini paste for some of the peanuts.

All this is amazing. What do. I wait so long to go vegetarian. Everything sounds easy and delicious

Awesome use of okra. I used what I had at home, so almonds instead of peanuts. Chile chipotle powder (1 tbsp) instead of jalapeno. Powders for onion and ginger; both 1 tbsp (approx). Came out great!