It’s official. I no longer like fried okra. When I was a kid, I used to eat fried okra like candy. But compared to the Indian way to cook okra, it just isn’t the same! I only wish I’d discovered it sooner!
Last week, I bought two pounds of okra, but had run out of raw milk. I needed raw milk to make fried okra, so I went ahead and used one pound to make Bhindi Bhaji, and it was HEAVENLY. I could eat this for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I finally got more milk and used the second pound of okra to make fried okra and was SO DISAPPOINTED in comparison that I caved, took off all the breading, and used the *previously* fried okra to make more Bhindi Bhaji instead. THAT’S how amazing this dish is.
Wash okra and pat dry with paper towels. Trim the ends and cut into pieces.
Finely mince an onion and throw into a medium sized pot with a few tablespoons of coconut oil. (And for heaven’s sake, don’t use vegetable or canola oil!)
Heat on medium until onion is soft and beginning to brown.
-1 ripe diced tomato
-1/2 tsp ground cumin (buy here)
-1/2 tsp ground coriander (buy here)
-1/4 tsp ground turmeric (buy here)
-1/2 tsp ground cayenne pepper (buy here)
Stir, cover with lid, reduce heat and simmer for 1-2 minutes. Stir the tomato around to break it up and release the juices.
Add okra and stir until well-coated. Cover and reduce heat for 5 minutes or until okra is no longer slimy. When done, add just a smidgen of sea salt and ascend into food heaven!!
I just bought okra and tomatoes at the farmer’s market this morning. I have everything else. I’m going to make this!
Have an alternative for U. I see U love Indian Spices so here U go. Take whole okra and cut a few slits in each pod (large ones which u can usually get cheaper work really good) Don’t trim leave whole. Toss with oil, I have used olive, ghee & coconut oil then rub on your combo of Indian spices I like curry, tumeric, cumin & a little red chili & salt rub in really well then finish one of two ways…in a dehydrator or in a low oven usually for several hours until dried out and crunchy…they are absolutely addicting…love following ur site