Okra (US: , UK: ), Abelmoschus esculentus, known in many English-speaking countries as ladies' fingers or ochro, is a flowering plant in the mallow family. It is valued for its edible green seed pods. The geographical origin of okra is disputed, with supporters of West African, Ethiopian, and South Asian origins. The plant is cultivated in tropical, subtropical and warm temperate regions around the world.

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  1. kaneohegirlinaz

    Recipe Quick Gumbo

    Gumbo is a dish found in the Southern Region of the United States. Most folks would make it far differently than I do, but a recipe is really someone else’s idea, I take them and run with them to make them my own. Quick Gumbo 4-6 servings Ingredients: 4 Tbsp. Olive Oil 1 Red Bell...
  2. Mountain Cat

    Recipe Goan Fish Curry

    Fish specific to the waters of Goa, India, would be preferred, but as this isn't always possible (including where I live), any decent white fish of a bit of thickness would work in this curry. I used cod. The recipe I followed left open the choice of vegetables - I went with okra, as I...
  3. The Late Night Gourmet

    Recipe Catfish Gumbo

    The foundation of any great gumbo is a great roux. I have seen some gumbo recipes that do not build a roux, and I’m guessing they would probably taste good, but I have no interest in finding out. A roux consists of flour cooked in oil that slowly browns until it achieves a chocolate color. The...
  4. ElizabethB

    Okra - love it or hate it.

    Another vegetable Dad always had in the garden. Fried - :love: Pickled - :okay: Boiled, smothered or sauteed - :yuck: I do not like food that produces snot. That brings up shrimp and okra gumbo. Just :okay:. An issue of texture. Now I have found a method of cooking okra that I find very...
  5. Morning Glory

    Recipe Roasted Okra with Spiced Tomato

    This is a fairly straightforward recipe to make. I'd not tried roasting okra before and I think it does add a little nuttiness to their taste. Keeping them whole and not trimming off too much stalk prevents sliminess. I found the okra cooked in just over 10 minutes. Any more and they would have...
  6. Mountain Cat

    Recipe Indian Curry: Okra, Mushroom, Tomato, Onion

    Prep Time: 10 minutes. Cook Time: 25 minutes. Rest Time: unnecessary. Serves: 3. Cuisine: Indian. Leftovers: Oh, boy yeah! Indian Curry: Okra, Mushroom, Tomato, Onion 1 large onion (about 250 grams / 9 ounces), peeled and coarsely chopped. 200 grams / 7 ounces white button mushrooms...
  7. Elawin

    Recipe Vegan Bamieh (Middle Eastern Vegetable Stew)

    Vegetarian Bamieh A Middle Eastern vegan dish of potatoes and okra. (If you really must have meat in it, see my notes at the end of the recipe!) Serves: 4 Ingredients: 2 large onions, chopped 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 ½ teaspoons turmeric 1 teaspoon baharat (mixed Arabic spices) 2...
  8. Morning Glory

    Recipe Prawn Aloo Bhindi (Prawns, Potato and Okra Curry)

    This is a rather easy curry to make and doesn't take too long. Thai fish sauce is a store cupboard treasure. Use it sparingly and ramp up the chilli if you like things spicy (as I do!). Add some fresh chilli too if you like, and scatter some fresh coriander (cilantro) over. Ingredients...
  9. Cinisajoy

    Recipe Cindy's Take on Jambalaya

    Cindy's Jambalaya: Ingredients: Broth, stock or water Chicken, raw or cooked Smoked Sausage (your favorite) 1lb of shrimp (prawns), fresh or frozen, cooked or raw (optional) Tomatoes, tinned or fresh, diced Okra, fresh or frozen. Rice, any type Garlic, Onion, Celery, Green Bell Peppers (fresh...
  10. Morning Glory

    Recipe Chicken, Okra and Tomato Curry with Sesame (with vegan option)

    Chicken, Okra and Tomato Curry with Sesame Its national curry week in the UK! To celebrate, here is a new recipe I developed this week. You can make this dish as hot or mild as you wish according to the amount of chilli powder added. You can also use the same basic sauce for pork are for a...
  11. Yorky

    Recipe Bhindi Bhaji

    Ingredients 300 gm okra, chopped into 20 mm lengths and soaked in water for at least 30 minutes 2 tblsp olive oil 1 tsp whole cumin seeds 1 medium onion, chopped 6 - 8 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 1 tsp chili powder 1 tsp ground coriander seeds 1/2 tsp turmeric 2 tomatoes, peeled and chopped...
  12. Yorky

    Recipe Potato and Okra Jhalfrezi

    Ingredients 750 gm Potatoes, scrubbed 4 tblsp Olive oil 250 gm Okra, trimmed, chopped, washed and soaked for 30 minutes 2 Large onions, finely chopped 3 tsp Ginger, pureed 2 tsp Garlic pureed 6 Red or orange Thai chilies, chopped 1 tsp Ground coriander seeds 1 tsp Ground cumin...
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