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Old 06-30-2013, 05:50 AM   #1
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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

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Old 07-02-2013, 06:03 AM   #2
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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.
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This recipe sounds great. Thanks for sharing it with us.

p.s. Welcome to the forum.
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Old 07-04-2013, 09:45 AM   #4
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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.
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Old 07-16-2013, 07:25 AM   #5
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Thanks. I'll check it out.

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Old 07-18-2013, 09:40 PM   #6
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MMmmmmmm okra!
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