Okra (Bhindi) : 500 Gms.
Garlic : 7 – 8 Cloves
Green Chillies : 4 – 5 (As required)
Lime Juice : 1 -2 Tsp.
Cumin Seeds (Jeera) : 1 Tsp.
Salt : To taste
Toasted Sesame Seeds : 1 – 2 Tsp.
Oil : 2 Tbsp.
Wash the okra with cold water and then pat it dry with kitchen towels. Cut it into roundels about 0.1 inch thick.
Chop the green chillies and garlic into brunoise.
In a saute pan, heat oil. Add the cumin seeds and when the seeds crackle, add the garlic and green chillies.
Saute the garlic for 30 seconds but don’t let it burn. Now add the okra and saute for 2 minutes. Then add the salt and lime juice and saute for a minute more.
Now you can cover the pan and cook the okra, but I like it a little crispy so normally I keep sauteing the okra over low heat till it’s cooked and crispy.
Add the toasted sesame seeds and mix well.
Variation : You can also cut the okra lengthwise and add potatoes cut into same sized batons. When using potatoes you need to add the potatoes first and then when they are golden brown add the garlic and green chilli and continue as above. The proportion of potatoes to okra will be 50:50.