Madhur Jaffrey's Sweet and Sour Okra Recipe

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Madhur Jaffrey's Sweet and Sour Okra
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  1. If fresh okra is used, trim off any tough stems.
  2. If frozen okra is used, defrost and drain.
  3. Cut each pod into 3/4 inch lengths.
  4. Put the garlic, pepper flakes and three tablespoons of water in the blender and blend as thoroughly as possible.
  5. Empty the mixture into a small bowl and add the ground cumin, coriander and turmeric and blend well.
  6. Heat the oil over medium high heat in a nine inch skillet and add the whole cumin seeds.
  7. Cook briefly until the seeds start to sizzle and add the spice paste.
  8. Cook, stirring, about one minute.
  9. Add the okra, salt, sugar and lemon juice and the remaining four tablespoons of water.
  10. Stir to blend.
  11. Bring to a simmer, cover closely and cook over very low heat about ten minutes.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 131.34 Kcal (550 kJ)
Calories from fat 86.47 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.61g 15%
Sodium 10.86mg 0%
Potassium 382.14mg 8%
Total Carbs 10.16g 3%
Sugars 1.72g 7%
Dietary Fiber 3.63g 15%
Protein 2.66g 5%
Vitamin C 29.3mg 49%
Iron 2mg 11%
Calcium 111.3mg 11%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 88.64 Kcal (371 kJ)
Calories from fat 58.36 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.48g 15%
Sodium 7.33mg 0%
Potassium 257.92mg 8%
Total Carbs 6.86g 3%
Sugars 1.16g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2.45g 15%
Protein 1.8g 5%
Vitamin C 19.8mg 49%
Iron 1.3mg 11%
Calcium 75.2mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 2.7
  • 4

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • very low sodium,
  • cholesterol free

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