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Paleo Indian Spiced Okra

Crunchy and delicious sliced okra stir fried with Indian spices, shallots and drizzled with a little zesty lemon for a quick and delicious Paleo friendly side dish. 
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Sides
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Cardiac Friendly, Diabetic Friendly, Egg Free, Gluten Free, Paleo Friendly, Vegan, Vegetables
Servings: 2
Calories: 200kcal
Author: Healthy World Cuisine

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp mustard seeds (can substitute 1/2 teaspoon mustard powder)
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
    (can substitute with ground coriander)
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
    (can substitute with ground cumin)
  • 1 tsp fenugreek seeds (can substitute 1/2 teaspoon of curry powder or fennel seeds)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 shallot
    chopped
  • 1 clove garlic
    peeled and minced
  • 20 okra
    chopped into 1 cm slices ( 2 and 1/2 cups)
  • salt and pepper
    to taste
  • 1/2 tsp dried red pepper flakes
    optional
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice

Instructions

  • In a wok or frying pan, add the dry whole spices (mustard seeds, coriander seeds, cumin and fenugreek seeds) and cook for about 1-2 minutes over medium heat until to start to pop and crackle. Move from heat and grind spice in a mortar and pestle or in a spice grinder. Set aside.
  • Add your olive oil to the wok and add chopped shallots and garlic and fry for one minute until aromatic. Add the chopped okra, ground spice mixture of mustard, coriander, cumin and fenugreek and stir fry gently for ONLY 1-2 minutes just until the okra soften slightly but are still crunchy. (DO NOT OVERCOOK or the okra will take on that strange gumbo consistency and instead what we are looking for is crispy and delicious and not sticky at all). Season will salt and pepper to taste, add a sprinkle of dried red pepper flakes if you would like it a little spicy, however that is optional.
  • Turn off the wok and sprinkle the okra with a little fresh lemon juice and serve hot. enjoy!

Notes

(DO NOT OVERCOOK or the okra will take on that strange gumbo consistency and instead what we are looking for is crispy and delicious and not sticky at all consistency. The trick is just a quick stir fry of just 1-2 minutes and quickly get the okra out of the pan and on to a serving dish.)

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 200kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 22mg | Potassium: 418mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1007IU | Vitamin C: 35mg | Calcium: 115mg | Iron: 3mg