July 14, 2006

Stir-fry Okra, Chillies & Shallots

Chillies are something that I use in my everyday cooking without giving it a second thought. Green Chillies, red chillies, powder chillies and so on. But when I came across Barbara's Spice is Right theme it got me thinking about chillies. I also remembered a BBC article I read a couple of weeks back talking about new research using chillies to relieve pain.

Coming back to my cooking, I found tender baby okras in the Indian store recently and stir-fried it with shallots and green chillies.

1 lb baby okras - slit lengthwise
2-3 shallots - chopped finely
2-3 Green Chillies - slit lengthwise
1/4 tspoon Cumin seeds
1/4 tspoon Mustard seeds
1/2 tspoon coriander powder
1/2 tspoon red chilli powder
1/4 tspoon turmeric powder
1 tspoon cooking oil
salt to taste

Heat oil and temper with Cumin seeds, mustard seeds and Green Chillies.
Add shallots and saute it for a couple of minutes.
Add okras, powder masalas and some water and let it cook for 15-20 minutes.
Keep stirring it every 5 minutes till it's done.
Serve hot with chapatis. We enjoyed it with avocado chapatis (Indira's recipe).

This is my entry for Barbara's Spice is Right IV Theme.


  1. Anonymous2:47 AM


  2. Looks yummy,I love okra:)

  3. s9 - thanks. Have a safe trip.

    Sumitha - welcome to my blog. I like okras too. It's a fairly simple recipe and goes well with either rice & dal or chapatis. Do keep visiting.


  4. What a delicious flavor combination! It influenced some corn relish, okra and chickpeas that I made.



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