196.Fried okra - ladies' fingers - vegetarian lifestyle recipe book


Serves 4

8 oz okra (ladies' fingers)


2 tablespoons olive oil

1 teaspoon ground coriander

1 teaspoon ground cardamom seeds

8 oz low-fat yogurt

1 teaspoon paprika

1 tablespoon chopped basil or marjoram

  • Put the okra into a pan, sprinkle with salt, cover with water and boil for 10 minutes, until just tender.
  • Drain, pat dry with kitchen paper.
  • Heat the oil and add the okra. Add the coriander and cardamom and fry gently for 5 minutes, turning occasionally.
  • Mix the paprika with the yogurt and add to the pan. Heat through, stirring, but do not boil.
  • Sprinkle with basil or marjoram and serve.
  • Add 2 cloves chopped or crushed garlic with the spices.
  • Add chopped spring onions with the spices.

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