https://www.lakshmiayurveda.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Okra-recipe.jpg 1349 1080 Karin Lakshmi Gunthor https://www.lakshmiayurveda.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/la-logo.png Karin Lakshmi Gunthor2021-05-21 12:22:432021-05-21 12:22:43A new recipe to try this weekend! Cooking with Okra.
Below is our spiced okra recipe, but first let’s talk about the qualities of Okra. It is slimy, astringent and has a tint of bitter taste. So, who would benefit most from cooking with Okra?
Cooked Okra is best for Vata and Pitta constitutions. The unctuous and slimy qualities can be imbalancing for Kapha dosha if not cooked with digestive spices.
Okra has high levels of fibre, encouraging optimal bowel movements. The mucus and slimy texture can help to soothe the digestive channels.
Bhindi is the Hindi word for okra. There are many Bhindi masala recipes available on the internet. Many include onion, garlic, tomato and lots of oil. Substitute these items for spices such as turmeric, ginger, coriander and cumin as well as ghee instead of oil.
When cooking bhindi make sure to remove excess moisture. Do this by patting it dry before chopping it into small pieces.
Spiced Okra Recipe.
- 2 cups of Okra chopped into 1.5 cm pieces.
- 1 shallot, cut into small pieces.
- 1 chopped roma tomato.
- 1 cm of fresh chopped ginger.
- 1 tsp of coriander powder.
- 1/4 tsp of cayenne pepper (optional).
- 1/2 tsp of turmeric powder.
- 3/4 tsp of Masala powder.
- 2 tablespoon of Olive oil or ghee.
- Salt as per your taste.
- Heat the 1 tablespoon of oil, saute the okra until soft then put aside the okra in a bowl.
- In the same frying pan heat 1 tablespoon of oil.
- Add onions and ginger and fry.
- Add chopped tomato until become soft and mushy. If the mixture becomes to dry add a little bit of water.
- Add all the spices and saute for 1 minute. Add the sautéed okra and salt, mix well.
- Cook for 2-3 minutes.
- Great with a chapati
If you have one of your favourite recipes we would love to see how you prepare it!
Wishing you a great weekend and enjoy your okra
* 𝘗𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘦 𝘯𝘰𝘵𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘴𝘦 𝘤𝘭𝘢𝘪𝘮𝘴 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘣𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘢𝘱𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘛𝘎𝘈.