Crispy Indian Okra (Bhindi)

Serves: 4

This crispy Indian okra recipe is a popular dish also known as bhindi. It's a tasty way to make and enjoy okra. This recipe has the power to convert okra haters! Chances are if you ask someone what okra tastes like, they are going to tell you it tastes slimy. This okra is definitely NOT that. It is crispy and flavorful and it will absolutely have you wanting more.

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12 ounces frozen baby okra (bhindi), thawed (if you can find fresh young okra, use that!)
3 tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 onion, diced
1 serrano pepper (or 1-2 thai bird chilies), minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 inch ginger, minced
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
1/4 teaspoon salt, adjust to taste


Rinse okra, and slice into rounds. Spread them out onto a paper towel to dry while you prep the remaining ingredients. The okra must be completely dry.

Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a saute pan over medium-high heat.

Next, add the cumin seeds and once they begin to brown or splutter, add the onions and serrano pepper.

Saute for 10 minutes, or until the onions begin to brown. Then add the garlic, ginger and spices mix well.

Reduce heat to medium and add the remaining 1 tablespoon of butter and the okra. Stir-fry for 10-12 minutes or until the okra is dry and crispy.


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