πŸ‘¨β€πŸ³πŸ… Tomato Curry & Fried Okra πŸ› An Ital Recipe πŸ’šπŸ’›β€οΈ

in hive-120078 β€’Β  13 days agoΒ  (edited)

This curry is one our family's favorite dishes, and also one of the only ways we can get the @KidSisters to eat okra. πŸ›

Okra just doesn't get the respect it deserves, and most people that don't like it have had the unfortunate experience of eating a slimy mess.

πŸ… Tomato Curry & Fried Okra πŸ‘¨β€πŸ³ An Ital Recipe πŸ›

Β  Β  Β Okra was used in the most recent recipe I posted on Hive, and here it is again. "Why?" Well, okra is cheap and healthy, and honestly, that's reason enough for us in these tough times.

πŸ… Ingredients πŸ§…

Tomato Curry
⋆ red onions - 1 or 2
⋆ bay leaf - 1
⋆ tomatoes - 10 (3 cups purΓ©ed)
⋆ ginger - thumb-sized piece
⋆ green chilies - 2 or 3
⋆ cumin seeds - 1 tsp
⋆ coriander powder - 2 tsp
⋆ turmeric powder - Β½ tsp
⋆ chili powder - ΒΎ tsp
⋆ sea salt - 1 tsp
⋆ cane/palm sugar 2 tsp
Fried Okra
⋆ okra - 350 to 400 g
⋆ besan - Β½ cup
⋆ sea salt - 1 tsp
⋆ cumin seeds - 1 tsp
⋆ amchoor (mango powder) - 1 tsp
⋆ coriander powder - 1 tbsp
⋆ chili powder - ΒΎ tsp

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Β  Β  Β As I make this post, I realize the knob of ginger and palm sugar were left in the kitchen during the above photo. You need them even if they aren't in the photo, just so you know.

πŸ‘¨β€πŸ³ Cooking Method πŸ”ͺ

TOMATO CURRY

STEP 1

Wash the vegetables, then dice the onions and cut the okra in half lenghtwise and in half.

PurΓ©e the tomatoes, green chilies, ginger and keep aside. Place the sliced okra in the besan spice mix.
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STEP 2

Heat 2 tbsp of oil in pan and saute the onions with the bay leaf.

When the onions are translucent, reduce the heat and sautΓ© gently until the onions begin to caramelize.
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STEP 3

When the onions are caramelized a bit, add teh cumin seeds and hing and sautΓ© a few minutes.

When the onions are translucent, reduce the heat and sautΓ© gently until the onions begin to caramelize.
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STEP 4

Add the coriander powder, chili powder, turmeric, salt and sugar, and sautΓ© until the oil begins to leave the spices.
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STEP 5

Add the coriander powder, chili powder, turmeric, salt and sugar.
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STEP 6

SautΓ© until the oil and spices begin to separate.
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STEP 7

Add the tomato-ginger-chili purΓ©e, increase the heat little and bring to a simmer.
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STEP 8

Simmer for 5 minutes until the tomato curry has thickened a little.
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FRIED OKRA

STEP 1

Place the okra and besan spice mix in a suitably sized container with a tight lid.

Shake and roll until the besan coats the okra well.
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STEP 2

Fry in small batches in a pan of shallow oil until lightly browned.

Place on a paper towel to cool and absorb some oil.
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Β  Β  Β Congratulations!! You just made tomato curry and fried okra. Pat yourself on the back, brag to your cat, goldfish, or loved one, and build a pyramid of fried okra on top of your tomato curry to enjoy with some brown rice.

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Β  Β  Β As I already mentioned, this curry is one of the few ways the @KidSisters will eat okra, so I try to make it a few times every month.

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Β  Β  Β As you can see, Monkey-B is the most stoked family member to enjoy this dish.

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Β  Β  Β SreyYuu decided to build some edible art before devouring her plate. Perhaps I should've used her plate for the closeup photos.

πŸ™ THANKS FOR READING πŸ™

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Dad
@JustinParke
Mom
@SreyPov
Srey-Yuu
@KidSisters
Monkey B
@KidSisters

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SreyYuu's place belongs in a restaurant! Very artistic! πŸ˜ƒ
Okra and Tomatoes are such a good combo, and your Tomato Curry sounds like the perfect accompaniment! Yum! πŸ˜‹ Another good way to cook okra is slice it, drizzle with olive oil, salt & pepper, then bake it in the oven for a bit, turning every so often until it is ready.

Well...both of the @KidSisters only want to be chefs when they grow up. I don't know it that's good, perhaps it shows they haven't seen much else in life other than massive amounts of awesome meals.

We do have another okra dish which I stir fry the okra in a bit oil before adding to a besan-based curry. The result is similar to your oven technique, and a bit of carbon is nice to give it that roasted fiery flavor.

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Yes, it's definitely okra season here in Thailand too. They're a strange vegetable for kids due to their texture... here they go straight into the curry pot! Nice post.

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Thanks @naturalmedicine & @artemislives. Yes, sometimes it takes some creativity to make the kids eat pure okra, but it's cheap and healthy, so we gotta make a way.

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Β  Β· Β 13 days agoΒ (edited)

I will try this out, or maybe a version of it, but awesome post nonetheless. :)

Adapt it to what you have, all that matters is the okra is crunchy and it goes along with a good tomato soup or curry. Something about tomatoes and okra, they just belong together.

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I agree. Tomatoes and okra with curry sounds delicious. :)

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That's a beautiful dish. I have never cooked okra before. When I have my own kitchen again I will have to try it.

Thanks @carolynstahl. Cooking fast with high heat is the best way to handle okra in my opinion, it will help avoid stickiness.

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I will remember that tip thanks.

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Β  Β· Β 13 days agoΒ 

Your food very tasty πŸ˜‹

Thanks @Sreypov, I know you like this dish very much.

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Woo-Hoo! I have been wondering about this community for some time. I will be sure and drop a post in there some time soon and also delegate a bit when I have some extra HP.

Thanks @diyhub.