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Okra and Tomatoes
From: Moneerah

  • 3 chopped onions
  • 1 minced tsp fresh garlic
  • 1 tbs minced ginger (fresh)
  • 5 cloves
  • cumin
  • cardomon powder
  • tumeric
  • curry powder
  • black pepper
  • red pepper powder
  • okra (whole)
  • tomatoes (diced)
  • water
  • oil
Saute first 3 ingredients in oil until golden brown. Next, add tomatoes (as many as you like to eat) and simmer until sauce is formed. Add spices proportionately (That means add as much as you like of each spice, but not too much tumeric. Put enough so that you don't feel like you are making a chunky tomato sauce because you have to add okra and water) and cook for a few minutes. Add okra, as much as you want, probably 10 okra for every person. Mix together and cook until okra is cooked-not gumbo consistancy.

Add salt to taste. Add a couple cups of water, bring to a boil and simmer for 15 minutes. Serve with rice.

NOTE-if you follow these directions, it will come out right. Experiment to find the taste and consistancy that you like. Do not complain. Western cooks are too nit picky, if you are a good cook, it should come naturally and easily.