Thursday, March 20, 2014

Okra Cooked Two Ways

Okra sambol 

500 g okra medium size
2 onion sliced
A piece of ginger chopped
3 cloves garlic chopped
1 tomato chopped
A dessertspoon  mustard seeds.
A sprig of curry leaves
1 1/2  teaspoon chilly powder or chilly  flakes ( you can add more  or reduce the amount)
3-4 tablespoons  tomato paste.
Oil for frying
Salt to taste

Wash the  okra, pat dry and fry them in oil. Drain them in a paper towel and set aside while you prepare the sambol.
Heat a tablespoon of oil in a pan.Cook the onions till it turns pale in colour.Add the ginger, garlic,chilly and the rest of the ingredients( except for the tomato and the tomato paste) and cook for a further few minutes.Now you may add the chopped  tomato and cook it till soft.Now stir in the tomato paste and mix it well. Add the fried okra ,fold it well with the onion mixture.Enjoy with a plate of rice and curry.

Okra With Coconut Milk-Use the  same  ingredients as above  but instead of the tomato paste use 3/4 cup coconut milk,which you will add in the final process.

For more Okra recipe  -Okra in spicy coconut sauce


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