Showing posts with label okra. Show all posts
Showing posts with label okra. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Bhindi ki Sabzi- without the slime....

A couple years ago, I went looking for okra seeds to plant in my little vegetable patch. The lady at the counter in this quaint little organic farm stared at me for a while before finally speaking out her mind...."why on earth would you want to plant okra?" The confusion must have shown on my face, because she went on to elaborate...."okra is nasty...slimy and gross. Pick something else to plant- I have cucumbers, tomatoes- everything else except okra."

By the time I walked out of that nursery, I realized that the world can be divided into okra-haters like the plant lady; and okra-lovers a.k.a moi.....

Till that conversation, I had not even noticed the slime that okra generates when cooking. After that, I became obsessed with trying to find a way to cook crispy okra....

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

To Fry or Not To Fry? Crisp Okra Fry

I’ve been working on some of these blog posts for so long, that I’d practically forgotten that they were still not posted. The delay was in part due to laziness, and part due to circumstances. To get around laziness, I’ve decided to impose a rule on myself – at least two posts a month- with deadlines of the 15th and 30th. Whether circumstances allow or not, is still to be seen. I will definitely try my best though. And for now, humor me by pretending that this one belongs in November, even though it’s posted on the first day of December.