The Main Ingredient Of The Dish: Okra

Okra is often referred to as the “vegetable of the south” and it is a staple ingredient in many delicious dishes. Here are five mouth-watering dishes where okra is the star of the show:

1. Okra Gumbo – This classic Cajun dish starts with a roux made from butter, oil, and flour and then combines okra, tomatoes, onions garlic and your favorite type of sausage for an unforgettable meal.

2.ra Stew – This hearty stew starts with a base of diced onion and garlic fried in olive and then simmered with diced tomatoes. Throw in some sliced okra and chickpeas and let it simmer away until thickened and fragrant.

3. Fried Okra – Crisp, fried okra is a southern favorite! Coat cut okra with a mix of cornmeal, flour and spices, then fry in hot oil until crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.

4. Okra Masala – This flavorful Indian dish is made by sautéing okra in oil with onion, garlic and ginger. Then add tomatoes, garam masala and other spices to create a delicious gravy that will pair perfectly with naan or basmati rice.

5. Okra Fritters – For a fun appetizer or side dish, mix together diced okra with cornmeal and seasonings then drop spoonfuls of the mixture into hot oil. Fry until golden and serve while still hot!