Thursday, October 30, 2014

Simple Sauteed Okra


Okra is also called Lady's Fingers.  In Hindi, it is called Bhindi.

Hate fried okra? Try this simple recipe.


1 lb. fresh Okra pods

1 tblsp. Olive oil

1 tsp. cumin powder

Salt, to taste

Freshly ground black pepper, to taste


1) Wash and completely dry okra pods. Slice okra into match sticks or rounds.

2) In a non-stick pan, heat the oil. Add the sliced okra in a single layer in the pan. Cook for 10-12 minutes turning the pieces every 2-3 minutes until golden brown.

3) Sprinkle the cumin powder, salt and pepper. Cook for another 2-3 minutes or until the cumin is aromatic. 

4) Remove from heat and serve. Makes 4 side dish portions.



The secret to crispy, not-gummy okra is to dry the pods completely before slicing them.

DH likes okra that is almost burnt, so I cook it about 20 minutes.

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