Sunday, June 16, 2013

Okra and Tomatoes / Original Recipe

Okra is a plant grown in warm climates. It's found in many parts of the world. It's also known as Lady Fingers, Bhindi or simply, Gumbo.
It produces an edible green pod that I love best when paired with tomato and onion.
I have been making this original recipe for many years.
I also use it in my Vegetarian Gumbo recipe.

2 C fresh Okra, sliced about 1/2 " thick
1 TBS flour
1 TBS sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp fresh cracked black pepper
2 TBS vegetable oil
1 onion, diced
1 green bell pepper, diced
3 Roma Tomatoes, diced

Bring a pot of water to boil and add the okra.
Reduce the heat, cover and simmer until tender, about 15 minutes
Drain and set aside

Whisk together :

Cook the onion and bell pepper in the oil until they are tender
Whisk in the flour mixture and stir to combine completely
Add the tomatoes and continue cooking for for about 5 minutes
Add the Okra and let it all simmer.

Serve warm over cooked brown rice or noodles

Peace in the Kitchen

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