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Glorious Okra

Sometimes okra gets a bad rap. If you make a face when you think about okra, this recipe may very well change your mind. It's easy to make. It's also the most favorite dish for most children in India (ours included!).

Bhindi Masala (Okra fried with spices)
1 pound of fresh okra, cut into bite-size rounds
2 Tablespoons oil
2 red chilies
5 cloves of garlic
2 large onions, finely sliced
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
2-3 Tablespoons of tamarind paste
2 teaspoons cumin powder
2 teaspoons coriander powder
1 teaspoon red chili powder (optional)
1 Tablespoon sugar

Heat oil in non-stick pan. Add in the red chilies and garlic. Once the garlic starts to turn golden, add in the onions. Fry until the onions become translucent. Add the okra, fry on medium heat until it is soft. Add the turmeric and fry for 2 minutes. Add the tamarind paste, salt, cumin, coriander, and chili powder. When the okra is done, add the sugar, cook briefly, then take off the heat.


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