Okra Bhaji

posted: 06/30/10
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Okra Bhaji

Take Home Chef, Episode 62: Gina's Menu


  • 2 tablespoons/30 ml olive oil
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon/3 g salt, plus more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon/about 1.5 g ground coriander seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon/about 1.5 g ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon/about 1.5 g turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon/about .5 g cayenne pepper
  • 4 plum tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 1 pound/455 g fresh okra, stems and tips trimmed


  1. Heat the oil in a heavy large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the onion and 1/2 teaspoon/3 g of salt and saut? for 1 minute. Add all the spices. Constantly stir the onion and spice mixture for about 5 minutes or until the mixture becomes quite dry.
  2. Add the tomatoes and cook about 5 minutes, stirring often, or until the tomatoes become mushy. Add the okra and stir to coat the okra with the spice and tomato mixture. Reduce the heat to medium-low. Cover the pan and continue to cook, stirring occasionally, about 25 minutes or until okra is tender. Season the okra to taste with more salt, if desired.
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