Thursday, April 7, 2016

Masala Okra

Masala Okra is a simple and quick recipe that you can make in a jiffy for a weeknight dinner. This recipe is an amazing mix of Okra/bhindi/lady finger with onion, chopped tomatoes and indian spices. I was not a fan of Okra, until I found this recipe, which tastes great, intact all the nutritions and super quick to cook. So whoever out there don't want to eat or cook Okra, please try this recipe once, and you will surely buy Okra whenever you are at supermarket. So what is the wait, let's try this easy and quick recipe with "Flavors of Sneha's Kitchen".
Masala Okra
500 gms of  Okra (washed, pat dried and cut into 1 inch pieces)
1 medium size onion finely chopped
1 tomato finely chopped
2-3 green chillis chopped
1 tsp of coriander powder
1 tsp of cumin powder
1/2 tsp of turmeric powder
1 tsp of red chilli powder
1/2 tsp of garam masala powder
4 tbsp of vegetable oil
Salt to taste


In a hot pan add vegetable oil. Once heated, add chopped onion and green chilli. Saute until onion is translucent.

Now add salt, turmeric powder, coriander powder and cumin powder. Mix well and saute for 1-2 minutes.

Add Okra and give it a good mix. Cover and cook until okra is 1/3 cooked.

At this point of time, add chopped tomatoes and red chilli powder. Mix well, Cover and cook until tomatoes are soft.

Now add garam masala powder and mix well. Saute on high flame for a minute or until oil starts appearing from the corners. Make sure to saute with light hands, otherwise okra will get mussy.

Add half cup of water and mix well. Keep the okra on high flame without the lid until almost all the water is evaporated.

And Voila... your Masala Okra is ready. Serve with roti, parantha or naan.
Masala Okra ready to be served

Tips: Don't overcook the Okra, otherwise it may not look very presentable. If you want, you can fry the Okra before adding this into the spices. However, to intact all its nutritions I always avoid frying my Okra.

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