Okra Vegetable

Okra Vegetable
Serves 7
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
35 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
35 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 lb Okra
  2. 1 Medium Onion Chopped
  3. 3 Table Spoons Ghee
  4. 1 Teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  5. 1 Teaspoon Mustard Seeds
  6. 2-3 Green Chilies Chopped
  7. 5-7 Curry Leaves
  8. Cilantro Chopped
  9. 2 Pinch of Turmeric
  10. 2 Pinch of Asafoetida (Hing)
  11. 1 Teaspoon of Garam masala
  12. 1 Teaspoon of Red chili Powder
  13. 1 Teaspoon Dhana-Jira (Cumin - Coriander) Powder
  14. Juice of 1/2 Lemon
  15. Salt as required
  16. Fresh Grated Coconut
Instructions
  1. Wash the okras by soaking them in water for 15 minutes.
  2. Take them out from the water and put them on paper towels.
  3. After 5-10 minutes, wipe the okras with paper towels so that no water trace will remain.
  4. Chop the okras - 0.5 to 1 cm length.
  5. On slow gas, in heavy pan, put ghee and let it melt.
  6. Add cumin seeds, mustard seeds, curry leaves and green chilies.
  7. As the seeds pop up, then add chopped onion.
  8. Once it becomes brown, then add hing and turmeric. Stir well.
  9. Add garam masala, red chili powder, and cumin-coriander powder. Stir it well.
  10. Then add chopped okras. Add salt as required. Mix it well.
  11. Increase the fire lit bit more than medium. Keep on stiring and tossing the okras.
  12. Add lemon juice and stir it again. Cover it with lid and let it cook for 3-5 minutes.
  13. Once okras look cooked, then take it out from stove and garnish it with chopped cilantro and grated coconut.
Notes
  1. For Summer and Spring - Take in moderation.
  2. Spring - Good if spicy
  3. Good for Vata and Pitta
  4. Increases Kapha, Otherwise Tridoshak
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