Fresh organic okra from the farmers market. Bhindi Masala with a twist as I add some shrimp.
Bhindi masala, is a pretty classic Indian dish. Basically okra with onions and tomatoes and Indian spices.
Give it a try;
Pound of okra, 1 large onion, 2 medium tomatoes, 1 small green red or yellow pepper, 1 tbsp cumin seed, 1/4 tsp chili powder, 1/4 tsp turmeric, 1 tsp amchur (dried mango powder), 1 tsp garam masala, 1/4 tsp coriander.
Optional 3/4 pound of shrimp.
Cut the ends of the okra and cut length wise. Put fat of your choice in large frying pan and fry up the okra. Get it a bit brown here and there, about 6-8 minutes.
Remove the okra from the pan, add a bit more cooking fat of your choice and some cumin seed. When they begin to “pop” add the onion and cook until browned. Once browned add the tomato, garlic and pepper (I used a red pepper. I don’t like green peppers very much). Cook until the pepper softens. Now add all the spices and mix well and add your shrimp. Cook until shrimp are done. About 3 minutes. Add salt to taste.
Made a bit of cucumber salad to go with it. Slice cucumber, 1 to 2 tablespoons of yogurt and add some spices. (garlic powder, cayenne, pepper, sea salt)
Did you catch the 60 Minutes episode this past Sunday night? I’ve been really thinking about this and how this ties in to Stephan Guyenet theories about obesity and food reward. For anyone that has a direct line to him, could you ask him about it please? The people being interviewed had no problem acknowledging that they are trying to create “addictive” food. Still wondering why you are having a tough time saying no to the donuts in the office? Watch it. Again…EAT REAL FOOD.
Lastly, I shot a tiny little video on the beach I wanted to share with you all. Does anyone know how I can embed the video into the post without a youtube link or vimeo? Is there a way to do it directly you can share with me? Thank you in advance for your help.
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