Yam Okra Pepper Fry

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Saute Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 kg - chopped okra (take off the ends, cut them once lengthwise and then into 1/2 inch slices width wise)
  • 2 - medium yams - peeled and diced to 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 - medium onion - chopped
  • 2 tbsp - olive oil
  • 1 inch stick cinnamon
  • 2-3 - cardamoms
  • 1-2 - dry red chillies
  • 3 - sprigs curry leaves
  • 1 tsp - pepper powder
  • 1 tsp - cumin powder
  • 2 tbsp - coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp - mango powder
  • 1/2 tsp - garlic powder or 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp - garam masala
  • Peppercorns in a pepper-mill
  • Salt to taste

How to Make Yam Okra Pepper Fry

  • Dry roast the okra until you can't see any slime. Set aside.
  • In the same pan, heat the oil and fry onions to light brown.
  • Add the whole spices - red chillies, cardamom and cinnamon, and some fresh ground pepper and fry well.
  • Add the powder spices and fry well (add little water if its burning at the bottom).
  • Add the yams and stir cook for 30 secs, add 1/4 cup water, cover and cook on medium-flame till done (not too soft).
  • Open-cook on medium heat to dry it out completely.
  • Add the okra, curry leaves and top off with some freshly crushed peppercorns.
  • Serve with rotis/naans or some dal-rice.

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