Ayurvedic Stir Fry Okra
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okra 12O Okra – 350 gms chopped keep aside. Make sure it’s been properly dried before chopping. If there is water then the okra stir-fry will be slimy consistency.
Oil 3- 4 tablespoon
Onions – medium sized – 3 peeled and finely chopped
Cumin seeds – 1/4 teaspoon
Mustard seeds – 1/4 teaspoon
okra22Turmeric – 1 to 2 teaspoons
Red chilli powder – 1/2 to 1 teaspoon
Ginger paste – 2 teaspoon
Garlic paste – 1 teaspoon
Garam masala – 1/2 teaspoon
Cumin powder – 1/2  teaspoon
Salt – to taste

okra42Heat up the oil to hot
Heat should be moderate to high
Add cumin seeds and mustard seeds so that they pop
Add chopped onions and fry until golden brown
Add turmeric powder and red chilli powder and stir fry for 3 – 4 minutes
Add ginger paste and garlic paste and cook for 5-7 minutes
Add okra and stir for 2 minutes.
Add salt to taste while okra is still raw. The salt added helps to get rid of the slimy consistency
Reduce flame to low to moderate. Close the pan with lid and let it cook for 5 minutes.
Remove lid and stir properly.
Add garam masala and cumin powder and cook for further 5 minutes.

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In the beginning Okra will have slimy consistency, but continuous stirring for a minute and then closing with lid for 2 minutes will help to get rid of the slimy consistency.

With Okra, one should be patient and let it cook until soft/crispy without any slime. You can add coriander to garnish.

Best eaten with cooked rice and daal. You can also eat it with chapathi or roti.

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