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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Tomato Okra



1.3 lbs of okra (approximately 600 gms)
3/4 cups of chopped onions
2 green chilies or to taste
1 tablespoon of chopped ginger
1 3/4 cups of chopped tomato
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon curry powder
1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste
3 tablespoon oil

Wash and chop the okra.  Place the chopped okra in a microwave-able bowl, add some salt to taste mix it in and microwave it for approximately 8 minutes.  In between remove it from the microwave stir it and put it back.

To a pan on medium heat add oil and the chopped onions and saute until the onions are brown.  Add the green chilies and ginger saute for a few seconds add turmeric powder, saute for a few seconds, add curry powder and saute for a few seconds.  Add the chopped tomatoes and a little water cover and cook until the tomatoes are cooked.  After the tomatoes are cooked add some cilantro leaves and the microwaved okra.  Cook for a a couple of minutes and turn the heat off.  Serves 2.

Serve as a side dish with any grain or chapati.

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