Southern Style Okra Recipe

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Southern Style Okra
How to make Southern Style Okra
  • Recipe By: NDTV Food
  • Recipe Servings: 2
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  • Difficulty Level: Easy

About Southern Style Okra Recipe: A south inspired dish with lady fingers, coconut and a few spices, Southern style okra is perfect for a light lunch paired with chapati. This is a quick and easy bhindi recipe that can be prepared in absolutely no time so you can even pack this okra dish for tiffin.

Ingredients of Southern Style Okra

  • Refined oil
  • 250 gms okra or lady finger
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp fenugreek seeds
  • 1 onion , chopped
  • 2 Garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 Green chilies (slit)
  • A pinch of turmeric powder
  • Red chili powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • Water
  • 3 tsp tamarind extract
  • 10 gms jaggery, chopped
  • Coriander leaves
  • coconut, grated
  • to taste Salt

How to Make Southern Style Okra

  • 1.Drizzle a pan with 1 1/2 tsp of refined oil. Add okra, season it with salt and let it fry.
  • 2.Heat another pan and drizzle it with 2 tsp of oil.
  • 3.Add mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds and fry them.
  • 4.Add onion, garlic and green chillies to the pan and saute it.
  • 5.Add fried okra to the pan.
  • 6.Season it with salt, turmeric and red chili powder and coriander powder.
  • 7.Sprinkle little water to create the steam.
  • 8.Cook for 7-8 minutes
  • 9.Add tamrind extract & jaggery.
  • 10.Cook the okra in low heat for 2-3 minutes.
  • 11.Finish it off with fresh coriander leaves and some grated coconut.
Key Ingredients: Refined oil, okra or lady finger, mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, onion , Garlic cloves, Green chilies (slit), turmeric powder, Red chili powder, coriander powder, Water, tamarind extract, jaggery, Coriander leaves, coconut, Salt