Okra is called Lady’s Finger (mainly due to how it looks) and Dharosh in Bengali. It is a vegetable that can be found in foods from all over the world. You can find it in gumbo to curry. However, this is one vegetable vegetable, in my experience, that people seem to either love it or hate it. I am from the 1st group who love it. It is rich is fibre, which is great for your health. It is also low in calories and full of nutrients. If you would like to know more about okra’s nutritional information you can visit this link at livestrong.com. Hope you enjoy this simple, quick and healthy dish. It goes well with some plain rice and daal.
Bengali-Style Okra Stir Fry
Prep: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 5-10 minutes
2 cups chopped okra
1/2 tsp nigella seeds
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 green chili, optional
salt, to taste
Heat a little oil in a frying pan or wok. Add the nigella seeds to the hot oil and once it starts to crackle add turmeric, salt and okra and stir fry until cooked. Any time during the cooking process add the green chili, if using.
Serve warm with plain rice and daal.
Note: Bengali’s usually have a main protein dish to accompany their meals. Or if they are having a vegetarian meal, they will have other vegetables too.
I made some okra stew even though I’m not an expert, Now I know where to shop for more okra recipes. This sounds simple and nice. I have never tried to cook okra on it’s own. I have to try this one. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day!
Thanks for coming by to visit. Loved your Okra Stew. Going to have to try it sometimes 🙂 Yes, this is very simple dish. If you try it, leave me a note to let me know how you like it 😀 Have a wonderful weekend!
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bhendi bhaji My Fav! uu r right some of our dishes like dherosh /alo/mishit kumra bhaji ar so simple and fast to make but yet full of flavor! 🙂
It is true Bangali cooking can be extremely simple or super complicated and something in between, but everything must taste good 😀
One of my favourite bhajjis. Give me fried bhindi and dahi-chawal and I will not ask for more. 🙂
Thank you for stopping by. 🙂
Love okra 🙂
I love them too 😀