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Okra – Bhendi – Masala

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  • 1 LB of Tender fresh Okra. Wash and dry before cutting. See photo.
  • 2 tablespoons To use later of Chopped Cilantro -Hara Dhania
  • 3 tablespoons Oil
  • 0.5 teaspoons each of Cumin and Black mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon or less of salt-add last
  • 1 tablespoon Dhana Jeera (Cumin-Coriander)powder
  • 0.5 teaspoons or more of Chili powder-per hotness you want
  • 0.125 teaspoons Turmeric powder
  • 4 tablespoons Total of Shredded Coconut and chopped Cilantro -use 2 Tablespoon each
  1. Cut Okras in 1/2 inch rounds. Please see note and Photo for cutting Okras

  2. Heat oil in a skillet at medium to high heat and add the seeds-(Mustard and Cumin) when the oil is hot- the seeds will start to crackel.

  3. Add okras and turn the heat to low medium-do not stir. Okras may release some juice-do not stir.

  4. Cook at low heat-do not cover- for about 4 to 5 minutes. Turn the heat down if they start to stick at the bottom.

  5. Add, Coriander and Cumin Powder-Dhana Jeera, turmeric, Coconut and Cilantro mix, and chili powder. DO NOT STIR YET

  6. Mix gently after 2 or 3 minutes-reduce heat if they start turning brown

  7. Add salt and half of Cilantro and mix gently again. sssSome of them may have turned slightly brown-its OK

  8. Gently spoon the mixture in a serving bowl and garnish with Cilantro.

  9. Okras can be reheated at low heat or in Microwave.