Indian – Style Okra and Tomatoes

Indian-Style Okra and Tomatoes

2 pounds okra
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
4 tablespoons vegetable oil
16 ounces stewed tomatoes
1 onion, minced
1 onion, diced
2 tablespoons vinegar
4 each garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup water
1/2 teaspoon cumin seed
1 tablespoon black pepper
2 chopped green chilis
1 pinch salt
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped

1. Wipe okra gently with moist kitchen towel. Cut each into 4 pieces and set aside.

2. Heat vegetable oil in a skillet. Add onions, garlic, cumin seed, chilis (optional), and cilantro. Saute 4 to 5 minutes. Add turmeric. Stir once or twice.

3. Add tomatoes, vinegar and 1/2 cup water. Bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer 15 minutes.

4. Add okra, black pepper and salt. Cover and cook until okra is tender, about 20 minutes

Carolyn Jennings made this recipe with rice for the picnic and it was wonderful/  No slime on the okra, full of flavor, just plain delicious. She got the Recipe courtesy of


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