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Croton130 06-30-2013 05:50 AM

Indian Stir Fried Okra
 
When I am looking for ideas for vegetarian/vegetable dishes I invariably turn to my Indian cookbooks, since they always have the greatest variety of vegetable dishes and I like the flavors. I learned there that so long as okra stays dry it will not be slimy at all. Here is a simple recipe from Julie Sahni's great book "Classic Indian Cooking".

Stir Fried Okra

Ingredients:

1 pound fresh okra
2 green chilis (optional) - I use serrano peppers.
3T light vegetable oil (I use Canola)
1/2 t Kosher salt

Wash okra under running cold water and wipe dry with paper towel. Trim both ends and slice into 1/4 inch thick rounds. Slit and seed the peppers, if using, and slice them also into 1/4 inch thick rounds.

Heat the oil over high heat in a large frying pan. When the oil is very hot, add the okra and pepper and spread them in an even layer.

Let the okra sizzle undisturbed for 1 minute, then reduce heat to medium. Cook uncovered for 20 minutes, stirring often to ensure even cooking. Increase the heat to high and, stirring rapidly, cook for 5 minutes or until the okra is lightly browned. The browning will be uneven.

Turn off heat and sprinkle with salt to evenly coat.

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This is delicious and the only problem is that when I make it I "taste" it all till there is nothing left to serve. She has a great recipe for spice stuffed okra as well.

The pound of okra should have 16 grams net carbs, along with 16 grams of great fiber. The 2 serrano peppers add about .5 gram of net carbs.

roger

buttoni 07-02-2013 06:03 AM

Oh, definitely! I do Indian fried okra all the time. Add a pinch of garam masala and turmeric next time while it's frying for a classic Indian rendition.

Nigel 07-02-2013 07:30 AM

This recipe sounds great. Thanks for sharing it with us.

p.s. Welcome to the forum.

Nigel 07-04-2013 09:45 AM

I thought I'd mention that there is a vegetarian forum also on here, if you might be interested. Not very many people participate in the threads lately though, but I'm always hoping new people will join in.

Croton130 07-16-2013 07:25 AM

Thanks. I'll check it out.

rks

pooticus 07-18-2013 09:40 PM

MMmmmmmm okra!


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