Beyond Curry: Dry, Spiced Ladyfingers (Okra)

Beyond Curry

Inspired Indian home cooking.


Okra, sometimes called lady's fingers, are hated by many because of their slimy texture. But this recipe, does away with that and brings out the mellow flavor of the vegetable and the subtle heat of the spices.

It's a fabulous way to introduce okra that will have people of all ages asking for seconds.

The trick to removing their sliminess is simple: add a squirt of fresh lemon juice while you're cooking it. In addition to magically making the slime disappear, it adds a subtle twist of flavor that brings out the heat of the spice and the mellowness of the vegetable. This dish is best served with steamed rice and daal tadka. It's wonderful vegetarian comfort food.

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