Step 1:

  • Heat oil in a saucepan/skillet.
  • Step 2:

  • fry onions till translucent and edges browned. Add garlic and ginger. Fry for about a minute.
  • Step 3:

  • add salt, chilli powder, turmeric, garam masala and pepper.
  • Step 4:

  • add chopped tomatoes and saute for 5 minutes or till it becomes soft and loses its water content.
  • Step 5:

  • Step 6:

  • 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.
  • Step 7:

  • Step 8:

  • serve with chapatis or naan.
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