Monday, December 9, 2013

Healthy Okra

Imagine you have enough work to drown yourself into but how do you wave goodbye to hunger. I am sure none of us would want those tyres around our waist. Lets say you are tired of the usual salad ingredients such as cucumbers, bell peppers, cauliflower, etc etc etc and you have seen those green delights in the refrigerator and your hands are itching to prepare something while your taste buds demand that you make non-slimy okras with that caramelized flavour keeping in mind that "health" is the key factor . There is of course that whey from having made homemade cottage cheese (Paneer) a few days ago.

So in a situation like mine this is what I did.

I took 200gm of okras
2 small onions
5 to 6 fat garlic cloves
Half a tablespoonful of finely chopped fresh dill leaves
Salt as per taste
Enough whey to boil the okras in.
2 tsp olive oil
pinch of cayenne pepper

I brought the whey to a boil with a pinch of salt. I gently added my okras and let ti simmer for exactly 7 minutes. A minute more and they would have turned slimy. Heat olive oil in a pan and saute the garlic and add onions just when the aroma of garlic begins to work its magic. Saute onions till translucent. Add okras and dill leaves and of course the hot cayenne  and salt and stir well to coat the okras and that's  it. Its as healthy as tasty as green . Team it up with some grilled chicken and you have a wonderful healthy lunch waiting for you.

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