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Easy Indian Style Okra

Easy Indian Style Okra


"My Indian friend taught me how to make this easy traditional Indian okra recipe using fresh okra and spices in a skillet."
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35 m servings 126 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 126 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 8.9 g
  • 14%
  • Carbs:
  • 11.1g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 2.8 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 23 mg
  • 8%
  • Sodium:
  • 169 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
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  1. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion, and cook until tender. Stir in the okra, and season with cumin, ginger, coriander, pepper and salt. Cook and stir for a few minutes, then reduce the heat to medium-low, and cover the pan. Cook for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally until okra is tender.

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  1. 164 Ratings

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So great! I cut up my okra and soaked in vinegar for 20 minutes, then rinsed. Not slimy at all after it cooked. In addition to the other spices, I added ~1T of garam masala and also quartered a ...

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Unfortunately, my Indian husband did not like this dish at all. I followed it exactly as stated...he said normally Indians prefer to have their okra deep fried in Besan (gram flour). He sugges...

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So great! I cut up my okra and soaked in vinegar for 20 minutes, then rinsed. Not slimy at all after it cooked. In addition to the other spices, I added ~1T of garam masala and also quartered a ...

Very easy and would make it again. Remember NEVER wash fresh okra (that's what makes it slimy)

We "heart" this okra! It's also very good if you add a diced tomato and some chili powder. We've made this several times and you can subtitute olive oil or smart balance for the butter and it do...

Being from the South with okra very plentiful I am always looking for a new way to cook one of my favorite vegetables. I haven't been exposed to much Indian food, so I was a little weary of the...

Fantastic! My husband and I, being true Northern Yankees, never tried okra but we are now hooked! So good it will be part of our holiday feasts!! You can freeze this and then when ready to sa...

I thought this was delicious and easy and vegetarian friendly. I did soak the okra in vinegar prior to cooking--this does reduce the slime

I increased all the amounts of spices slightly and it turned out tasty. Despite what the other reviews said, I really think this tastes pretty authentic Indian - it's just like the "bhindi" (ok...

I wasn't sure of this recipe, but I try it because my husband love Indian food. Not only did he loved it, my daugther who don't like orka gave it a try and actually like this dish. I didn't have...

This was nice change of how to make okra. I'm from the south so I'm used to it always being fried. Will definitely make this again.

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