Crispy Indian Okra (Bhinda nu Shaak)

img_4974Nutrition of Each Serving

Note: Makes 4 Servings

  • 68 calories
  • 5g fat
  • 0mg cholesterol
  • 156mg sodium
  • 14mg potassium
  • 5g carbohydrate
    • 1g fiber
    • 2g sugar
  • 1g protein

Items Needed

Ingredients

  • 1 lb okra
  • 4 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • ½ teaspoon thai chili
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1½ teaspoon garlic
  • 4 tablespoon water
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon coriander

Equipment

  • large frying pan

Steps

Preparation

  • Sliced
    • 1 lb okra
  • Juice
    • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Mince
    • 1½ teaspoon garlic
    • ½ teaspoon thai chili
  • Measure
    • 2 teaspoon canola oil
    • 2 teaspoon canola oil
    • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
    • 4 tablespoon water
    • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
    • ¼ teaspoon turmeric
    • 1 teaspoon coriander

Cook

  1. Place a large pan on high heat and add:
    • 2 teaspoons canola oil
    • 1 lb sliced okra
  2. Stir okra for ~10 minutes until they are soft and less sticky. The okra will decrease in volume by 50%
  3. Remove okra to a side plate
  4. Using the same pan on medium heat and add:
    • 2 teaspoon canola oil
    • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  5. Cover with lid until mustard seeds begin to pop.
  6. Remove from heat confirm all mustard seeds are dark brown(almost black) then add:
    • 1½ teaspoon garlic
    • ½ teaspoon thai chili
    • 4 tablespoon water
    • ¼ teaspoon turmeric
  7. Stir and the goal is to make a paste so you might need to cook for a few minutes.
  8. Once the spices have cooked down add:
    •  1 lb cooked okra
  9. Stir to coat each okra and add:
    • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
    • 1 teaspoon coriander
  10. To decrease the slime from the okra add:
    •  1 teaspoon lemon juice
  11. Let cook for ~10 minutes remember stir to avoid burning the okra.
    • Flavor Test: If you need more flavor below is the recommended incremental measurements. Once you add the ingredients let cook for 5 minutes and favor test again.
      • ¼ teaspoons garlic
      • pinch of thai chili
      • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt

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