Saturday, June 01, 2013

Stir-fried Okra - Indian Style

I liked this a lot. Jim, not so much, but he's not an okra fan anyway.  I didn't have any dry mango powder (whatever that may be), and I used olive oil cause that's what I have.  It was really delicious.  I think that it would make an excellent vegetarian meal with rice.


  • 1/2 kg fresh okra tops and tails cut off and diced into 1" pieces
  • 2 tsps vegetable/canola/sunflower cooking oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 large onion sliced thin
  • 2 green chillies chopped fine (I used a banana pepper)
  • 6 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/4 tsp dry mango powder
  • 2 large tomatoes cut into small cubes
  • Salt to taste


  • Heat the oil in a wide pan on a medium flame and add the cumin seeds. Fry till they stop sizzling.
  • Add the onion, green chilli and garlic and fry till the onions turn light brown.
  • Add the okra and mix well.
  • Add the coriander and dry mango powders and mix again. Season to taste. Fry for 5-7 minutes.
  • Add the tomato and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Serve immediately with hot chapatis (Indian flatbread) or parathas (pan-fried Indian flatbread).

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