|06-30-2013, 05:50 AM||#1|
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Join Date: Mar 2013
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
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.
Last edited by Croton130; 06-30-2013 at 05:55 AM..
|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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|07-18-2013, 09:40 PM||#6|
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