Spicy Okra Stir-fry
•1 lb fresh okra
•1 tbsp olive oil
•1 tsp cumin seeds
•1 tsp turmeric powder
•½ – 1 tsp red chili powder
•1 ½ tsp coriander powder
•½ tsp garam masala (optional)
•Salt to taste
•To prep the okra cut off the ends and dice into small pieces (about ½ inch or slightly less – see picture).
•Heat olive oil in a skillet. Okra cooks better on a non-stick surface but you can use others if needed.
•When the oil is hot, lower the flame add all spices except salt and sauté for 30 seconds.
•Add cut okra and mix well. Add salt and mix again. If making this dish with onions, add them and cook for a few minutes before adding okra.
•Leave the skillet uncovered and cook on medium heat with occasional stirring every few minutes. Lower the heat if okra sticks to the bottom of the skillet.
•Cook until desired tenderness. Serve warm with whole wheat pita or Indian roti/chapati.
Makes approximately 3 servings.
Nutrition Information per Serving*:
•Calories – 90
•Fat – 5 grams
•Protein – 3 grams
•Carbohydrates – 11 grams
•Fiber – 5 grams
* Calculated using MyFitnessPal recipe analyzer, www.myfitnesspal.com/recipe/calculator
spicy okra stir fry