Dry, Spiced Ladyfingers (Okra)

Dry, Spiced Ladyfingers (Okra)

About This Recipe

Yield:Serves 2
Active time:5 minutes prepping, 10 minutes cooking time
Total time:15 minutes
Special equipment:cast iron pan
This recipe appears in: Beyond Curry: Dry, Spiced Ladyfingers (Okra)


  • 1 pound of okra
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Salt
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon red chili
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder


  1. 1

    Cut the knobby end of the ladyfingers off and slit them lengthwise, taking care not to slit them all the way through. Heat the cast iron skillet for about a minute on medium heat. Slide in the ladyfingers and keep stirring, taking care not to break them. About 5 minutes, till they begin to discolor. When they have changed color and appear slightly limp, turn the heat to low and add the oil (stand clear if it splutters). Stir for about 30 seconds to mix through with the oil. Add the salt, coriander, red chili and turmeric powders. Stir to mix through for about 15 seconds. Let the ladyfingers cook untouched for the next 10 minutes, stirring once in between. Season and serve hot with white rice and deal (lentil soup).


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