fry onions till translucent and edges browned. Add garlic and ginger. Fry for about a minute.
add salt, chilli powder, turmeric, garam masala and pepper.
add chopped tomatoes and saute for 5 minutes or till it becomes soft and loses its water content.
there are two alternatives for cooking the okra. It can be added directly to the sauteed tomatoes and cooked for 10-15 minutes covered or the okra can be separately deep fried and added to the sauteed tomatoes subsequently. Deep frying the okra will give you non-slimy, dry okra.