1. Wash okra under running water and slice off the ends.
- 1 pound (1/2 kg) okra (small)
- 2 onions, thinly sliced
- 2 tomatoes, chopped
- 1/4 cup oil
- 3/4 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon amchoor powder (or substitute fresh lemon juice)
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
- salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
- 1 teaspoon garam masala
- 2 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves for garnish
Cut each in half. Set aside.
Prepare onions and tomatoes. Set aside.
2. In a wok or heavy skillet heat the oil and sauté onions until
3. Add all spices except the garam masala and stir-fry 2 minutes.
Add the tomatoes and bhoona * 1 minute. Add the okra and stir-fry
Cover and steam over medium heat until tender, about 12-15 minutes.
4. Spoon the okra onto a warm serving plate and sprinkle with
the garam masala.
Garnish with the coriander and serve while hot.
* Bhoona is a technique that is essential to Indian cooking.
The bhoona technique means that the mixture is cooked over medium-high
heat, with constant stirring to avoid scorching, until all liquids
are reduced and the spices coat the meat like a paste.
About 1/2 cup of water can then be added, the dish covered, and
a gravy created as the dish becomes liquified again.
Serves 4-6 people.