Okra stuffed with spiced sesame, coconut and peanuts

Okra stuffed with spiced sesame, coconut and peanuts

Okra are such a wonderful vegetable. Not only are they healthy, they are so versatile and truly make a dish taste wonderful. They have a lovely shape, which makes them easy to stuff with delicious flavours.

Here is my recipe for okras stuffed with spiced sesame, coconut and peanuts. You can eat this as a starter or a light lunch or dinner.


For the Okra:

  • Okra (around 10)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil

For the stuffing:

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, warmed slightly
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • handful chopped coriander
  • 6 peanuts (I used skinned ones)
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons desiccated coconut
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 green chilli, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon sugar


  1. Wash the okra in a colander and sprinkle salt and leave aside for a few minutes.img_8776
  2. Now put all the stuffing ingredients into a food processor and blitz well.img_8794
  3. Cut slits in the middle of each okra so it widens out like a pocket.
  4. Fill each okra with the stuffing mixture.
  5. In a pan, heat the coconut oil on medium heat.
  6. Arrange the okras on the pan in batches and fry till slightly browned.
  7. Enjoy hot!



Binita Shah-Patel

Hi, I’m Binny – a writer, dreamer, serial wanderluster and travel addict. I am originally from Kenya but now live in London. I set up this blog to share my experiences eating out as well as travelling.

I love packing my bags and going off on adventures as one of the best things about travelling is the ability to just get lost in it. To set aside the maps and itineraries and just see where the road takes you, learning and evolving and living in the moment along the way.

It’s my goal to get swept off my feet as often as possible.

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  1. Riya
    October 17, 2016 / 10:28 am

    I tried your recipe today it was fabulous and easy to make. You make life for a novice cook like me very easy. Thankyou

    • Binny
      October 17, 2016 / 11:29 am

      Aww thank you so much xx

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