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Sunday, March 18, 2012

Okra


1 lbs okra
4 tablespoon oil
1 1/2 garam masala
1/2 teaspoon salt

Okra is washed and cut into bite size pieces

Heat a pan (preferably a non-stick) on medium heat to it add oil.  When the oil is warm add the okra, stir, cover and let it cook for 2 minutes.  After 2 minutes remove the cover stir and let it cook till is is done.  Cook till it is crisp.  Add garam masala, salt and stir.

This serves 4 people.
This vegetable can stand heat and grows during summer.  It is available in plenty in summer.  To pick fresh okra they should be green.  If the tail end snaps easily it is fresh.  The recipe above is simple but it can be enhanced with red chili powder

2 comments:

  1. You are wonderful. As an American in Kenya I don't have access to many of the ingredients for Western food, but Indian food ingredients are readily available. Your recipes are really showing me a practical way to cook indian food on a daily basis. The recipes are so simple, with a limited amount of relatively common ingredients, instead of those 50 ingredients monstrosities that are usually put out as indian recipes. This one was especially great because it incorporates a food that is a shared delight between American southern and indian cuisines - okra. I can't wait to tell my American family how to cook okra in this way. Keep up the good work.

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