He chose to stir fry these in a little olive oil, with some of my squashes, and then add pepper and feta!
I enjoyed a summer plate just like the one this fabulous arm model is displaying, but with just plain squash and onions!
Some OKRA facts:
- a flowering plant in the mallow family (with cotton, hibiscus, and cocoa)
- often known as ladys fingers outside the US
- the species apparently originated in the Ethiopian Highlands
- The products of the plant are mucilaginous, resulting in the characteristic "goo" or slime when the seed pods are cooked; the mucilage contains a usable form of soluble fiber.
- It is called bhindi (hello Rajbhog, I did like it there!!!) in Hindi; it is popular in Indian and Pakistan, where chopped pieces and stir fried with spices, pickled, salted or added to gravy-based preparations like Bhindi Ghosht or sambar.
- Okra seeds may be roasted and ground to form a caffeinate-free substitute for coffee.