I love okra, but really dislike the slimy-ness and the amount of oil needed to avoid the slimy feel. The recipe below gets around that by roasting the okra in the oven, so you only need a fraction of the oil. I make the tomato-onion-spice mix while the okra is in the oven, so it takes less than a half hour to make!
Ingredients45-50 tender okra, ends cut off and cut in half length-wise
olive oil spray
1 tsp olive oil
1 cup onions, sliced thin
1.5 tbsp cumin-coriander powder
1 tsp cayenne / paprika powder
1/2 tsp turmeric
1 tsp dried mango powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup tomatoes, diced
1. Spray the bottom of a large baking dish with olive oil. Arrange the okra in a single layer with the cut side facing up. Bake at 450 for 15 min.
2. In a skillet, heat 1 tsp oil on med-high heat. When hot, add the onions and asafoetida. Saute for 4 mins.
3. Mix in the cumin-coriander powder, paprika / cayenne, turmeric, dried mango powder, salt, and tomatoes. Cook for 3 mins, then remove from heat.
4. Mix in the okra. Serve hot!