Okra is a healthy food but traditionally is cooked in a large amount of oil,try this recipe instead.
- 450g lady fingers/okra
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
- 2 medium onions,chopped
- 1 teaspoon fresh green chillies,crushed
- ½ teaspoon cumin and coriander powder
- ½ teaspoon turmeric
- 1 tablespoon coriander,leaves and stalks chopped separately
- 1 medium tomato,chopped
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice,optional
Wash each okra under cold running water(there is no need to dry them.)Cut them into pieces 1cm–2.5cm long.Set to one side.
In a large,non-stick pan,heat the oil,add the cumin seeds and chopped onions and cook until the onions are soft.
Add the okra,green chillies,cumin and coriander powder,turmeric and chopped coriander stalks.Mix well.
Spoon the tomato on top of the okra mixture and cook uncovered for 5 minutes on a medium heat.Toss the okra every 2–3 minutes after this.Lower the heat and cook for 7–10 minutes or until cooked.
Remove from the heat and place in a serving dish. Garnish with the chopped coriander leaves and sprinkle the lemon juice over the dish just before serving.