Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Okra in Coconut Sauce

I only needed green onions, nothing else. But I saw the okra in my local green grocer & I couldn't leave it behind. Just a handful, I thought to myself. When I got home, I realized that my hands had suffered from some mutating growth dysfunction in the store because they had apparently grown. Thankfully, they've since returned to normal.

One of my first posts was about okra, and then I said that my next okra would be different. Well, let's be honest, there's not too much you can do with okra but this is pretty good. Double frying might not be the best thing for you, but it makes it very crispy, and it's a vegetable. How bad can it be?

250 g okra
oil to fry
1/2 tsp curry powder
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/4 tsp chili powder
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 c shredded coconut
1/2 cup milk

Slice okra in 1/4" slices. Fry in hot oil until brown. Remove from oil, drain, and fry again.

In a skillet, warm mustard seeds until they pop. Add curry powder, chili powder and garlic, stirring not to burn. When smell of curry powder hits you, add the coconut.


The Cooking Ninja said...

Back home, my mom will cook okra in fish curry or stir-fry with freshly cut chillies or cook them in sambal. :)

Tangled Noodle said...

I can't seem to get okra right - too gooey, shall we say. But double frying may do the trick and I do love coconut sauces!

Happy New Year!

Amanda said...

I've never tried okra before. I'm not even sure I've SEEN okra before, although I have read about it. Your preparation is probably the most delicious looking and sounding that I've come across!

I'm with you: a deep-fried veggie is still a veggie! :)

Anonymous said...

How did the workaholic like it? Jim and I only like it fried, otherwise it is way too slimy!


taste traveller said...

Cooking Ninja, I am definately coming to your mom's house for dinner! :-)

Tangled Noodle: Happy New Year to you too! :-) Make sure the okra is dry when you slice it & if there's slime on your knife, wipe it off.

Amanda: I'll take pictures of the acutal pods for you next time. It'll give me an excuse to buy more.

Rebecca: We were fighting for the last bite. The sauce really helped to add more flavour. And try the tips above.

Murasaki Shikibu said...

Love Okra, but I haven't seen any around here yet. darn...

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