Okra (called Bhindi in hindi language) is a vegetable that can be cooked so many different ways in different cuisines and tastes delicious. Earlier I had posted the Stuffed Okra recipe which is as delicious as this one is. This is a combination of stir-fried onions, chopped okra and little bit of tomato with variety of spices. This stir fry goes well as a side dish with hot Indian bread, pappad and a bowl of yogurt which makes a complete satisfying meal.
Doesn't this look beautiful and colorful? And this is very easy and simple to make. Try out this recipe and I am sure it's gonna be a keeper in your recipe case.
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3 cups chopped okra (always wash the okra, dry it and then chop)
1 large onion (sliced thin and long)
1 finely chopped tomato
pinch of asafoetida (optional)
1 tbsp chopped ginger
2 -3 chopped green chillies
1 tsp of cumin seeds
1 tsp of red chilli powder (less or more per taste)
1/4 tsp garam masala
3/4 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
salt- to taste
3 tbsp vegetable or cooking oil
1. Heat oil in a fry pan. Once its hot, add asafoetida and cumin seeds. As cumin seeds starts to change color, add the ginger and green chillies. Stir for 15-20 seconds.
2. Add the onions and stir fry until translucent. Then add the okra. Stir fry for 3-4 minutes.
3. Except Salt; add all the dry spices. We are going to add the salt in the end so that the okra doesn't turn slimy. Mix well and let okra cook on medium low heat while stirring in between until its tender.
4. Once the okra is tender, add the tomatoes and salt. Mix well. Cook it for 2 more minutes only as we don't want tomatoes to go mushy. Switch off the gas.
Delicious Okra Stir-Fry is ready to be eaten. Enjoy with Indian flat-bread and side of pappad and yogurt!