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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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • 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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Nutrition Facts

126 calories; 8.9 g total fat; 23 mg cholesterol; 72 mg sodium. 11.1 g carbohydrates; 2.8 g protein; Full Nutrition


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Rating: 5 stars
08/15/2007
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 few tomatoes and threw those in. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
03/20/2012
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 suggested if I make this again; I should slice the okra length ways make a rub of the ingredients & smear it on the side that's cut open & fry in oil. I also added garam masala for flavor....Lets see if making it his way makes a difference.... Read More
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  • 3 star values: 21
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 5 stars
08/15/2007
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 few tomatoes and threw those in. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/04/2009
Very easy and would make it again. Remember NEVER wash fresh okra (that's what makes it slimy) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/26/2006
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 doesn't detract in any way. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2006
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 combination of spices. I went ahead and followed the recipe to a "T" and loved it! I was pleasantly suprised how the flavors bring out the sweetness of the okra. The only thing that I would change is that when using frozen okra reduce the cooking time...it can get really mushy...I like my okra a little firm so that it holds its shape. Great recipe--thank you! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/20/2006
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 saute it just dump it in a pan with lots of butter - just place fresh chopped okra and all spices in a ziplock bag and throw in the freezer. When ready to use simply take straight from freezer and dump into a pan with hot butter and cook. So easy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/09/2007
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 Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/14/2007
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" (okra) my mom makes! Use fresh okra only though or else it will be soggy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/04/2006
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 any coriander so I use curry power instead and it turn out great! I will make agian. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/01/2007
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. Read More
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