½teaspoondry mango powder (amchur)or 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
Rinse okra and completely dry each one before cutting. Trim off the crown and the pointy tail. Slice okra into ½-inch rounds.
Oven Roasted Bhindi Masala Recipe
Preheat the oven to 425°F. In a large mixing bowl or plastic storage bag (easy clean-up), add sliced okra, cumin seeds, salt and seasoning, including mango powder.
Add sliced onions and serrano chile.
Add oil and toss to coat everything.
Spread seasoned okra on a parchment or aluminum lined baking sheet. Cook in the oven for 15-20 minutes, or until okra has cooked through and turned slightly crisp. Enjoy it warm with Dal and Phulka!
20-Minute Stir-Fry Recipe (Stovetop)
Heat a wide skillet on medium-high heat. Add oil and cumin seeds (or panch puran) and let them sizzle for a few seconds.
Add sliced okra, onions and serrano chili peppers and stir-fry for 7-8 minutes, stirring 2-3 times in between. This process helps get rid of the sliminess in the okra.
Add salt and seasoning and toss well. Cover the pan and cook for 7-8 minutes, or until the okra is cooked through.
Open the lid, add the dry mango powder and stir-fry for 2-3 minutes. Enjoy it warm with Dal and roti!
Pick and cut okra as instructed. Okra is a finicky vegetable that contains a natural substance called mucilage that makes it slimy. Follow the instructions above for crisp, tender okra every time.
Rinse okra and thoroughly pat each pod dry (moisture will only add to okra's sliminess)
Use cumin seeds or panchpuran. Cumin seeds are straightforward and smokey, whereas panch puran is Indian five spice (whole fenugreek, nigella, cumin, black mustard and fennel seeds). Either will work, but panchpuran will provide a more complex flavor.
Look for amchur (dry mango powder) in Indian grocery stores or online. Dry mango powder can be added during cooking. Alternatively, use ½-1 teaspoon of fresh lime juice.
Note: The nutrition facts below are my estimates. If you are following any diet plan, I recommend cross-checking with your preferred nutrition calculator.