Okra stir-fry

This is one of my mother’s favourite recipes as she really likes okra.

Okra stir-fry

Time taken: 10 – 15 mins

Serves 4

Okra

Ingredients:

  • Okra – 200g, whole
  • Onion – 1, small and chopped
  • Red chilli – 1, chopped
  • Curry leaves – 1 sprig
  • Fennel seeds – ½ tsp
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  • Pepper powder – ¼ tsp
  • Salt – ¼ tsp
  • Oil

Method:

  1. Boil some water. When the water comes to a boil, drop the okra prior to chopping, in the boiling water and take them out after a minute and immerse them in a bowl of ice-cold water. This reduces the sliminess of the okra and retains the colour.
  2. Chop the blanched okra into ½ or 1 inch pieces.
  3. Marinate the okra pieces by adding some turmeric, salt and pepper. Mix and keep aside.
  4. Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a pan. Fry the chopped onion, red chilli, curry leaves with the fennel seeds for a few minutes.
  5. Add the marinated pieces of okra and combine well. Cover the pan and allow the okra to cook for about 5 mins.
  6. Remove from heat and serve with rice.

Source: Raji Thillainathan.

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