Derosh Bhaji (pan-fried okra)

Yet another super quick dish and so yummy!


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Ingredients: (serves 2-4)

1lb of okra (or about 20 pieces)

1/2 medium sized onion

1/2 tsp of salt, 1/2 tsp of turmeric, 1 level tsp of fresh cumin seeds

1 tablespoon of oil

2 green chilies (slit sideways)


How to: 

1. Wash and dry the okra thoroughly and then slice off the tops.  Slice each okra into about 10 slices.

2. Slice the onion into thin strips and fry for about 3 minutes in one tablespoon of hot oil until they become brown.

3. Add 1 level tsp of fresh cumin seeds and fry for 30 seconds.

4. Add the turmeric and salt to the onion and cook for 1 minute on medium heat.  

5. Add the okra and stir in the flavors. Fry for 3-4 minutes until slightly brown. Add the green chilies, slit sideways. Lower the heat and allow to cook making sure the okra doesn’t become too mushy. Don’t cover with a lid and don’t stir too much. Cook for about 7-10 minutes.  


Recommendations: Goes great with white or brown basmati rice and is delicious with daal (lentil curry).


Recipe & image by Sabina Huq

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