Fried Okra with cumin dressing and pomegranate syrupNo Comments » Aug 25th, 2010 | By Tobias | Category: Recipes, Starters
Not everybody likes Okra. For many people it seems to “slimy” once it is cooked. In Greece you con find it often cooked in a tomato and onion sauce which leads to very soft okra. Here they are called Βamies (Μπάμιες).
I have just fried them in some olive oil which results in crispy okra. The cumin sauce in combination with the pomegranate syrup add a lots of flavors to the okra.
Preparation time: 15 minutes
- 250 gram Okra
- 1 garlic clove
- 150 gram of sheep milk yogurt
- a pinch of ground cumin
- pomegranate syrup
- Olive oil for frying
- salt and pepper
Wash the okra and dry it off with a towel. Cut of the ends of the okra.
Heat oil in a pan. Fry the okra for about 5 minutes. Stir occasionally.
Meanwhile crush the garlic on a board with a bid knife. Use some sea slat to turn it into a paste.
Mix with the yogurt and some olive oil. Season with pepper and cumin and stir well. Dilute with a bit of water.
Let the fried okra drain on a bit of kitchen paper. Then place it on a plate and drizzle the cumin dressing and the pomegranate syrup over the okra.