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Authentic Bhindi (Okra)

What you need: 

1 pound fresh or frozen okra (can be left whole or cut in half, lengthwise)
2 teaspoons olive oil
2 onions, sliced
1 1/2 teaspoons fresh ginger
1 1/2 teaspoons garlic
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
2 teaspoons coriander
2 teaspoons cumin
salt to taste
2 whole tomatoes chopped (or 1 can of diced tomatoes)
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon garam masala

What you do: 

Grind ginger and garlic into a paste.
2. Heat oil over medium heat, add onions, ginger-garlic paste, turmeric, coriander, cumin, and salt. Sauté 1-2 minutes.
3. Add tomatoes, chili powder, okra, and masala. If dry, add 1/4 cup water.
4. Cook, covered, 15-20 minutes.

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SO HOW'D IT GO?

This was very tasty and easy to do. I cheated and minced the ginger in my food processor then quickly chopped the onions and used minced garlic from a jar. I omitted the garam masala because a family member does not like that spice so I increased the chili powder. I could see this would be really good with a curry or other flavorful recipe. We will have this again! I linked it from my site for friends to try: http://www.veganaugusta.com/bread-sides/

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I really enjoyed this. I ended up adding some jalapeno to it for a little spice. Thanks

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This recipe turned out GREAT!  Since I am not a strict veggie, I had it with brown rice and local rainbow trout.  It was amazing, I cooked the trout in a little garlic and put mint chutney on top. 

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I bought some okra on a whim the other day and I was looking for a way to use it, and this turned out great. I didn't have quite a pound, so I added some yellow squash and green pepper, plus a can of chickpeas. I thought the spices were perfect as the recipe says (but I used less cayenne...I don't deal well with heat!). Over rice, it made a delicious meal.

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