Pan-Fried Okra with An Onion-Tamarind Sauce

Bhindi Pyaaz

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660 Curries

By Raghavan Iyer

Published 2008

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Maybe when Roy Blount Jr., in his “Song to Okra,” crooned, “You can have strip pokra, give me a nice girl and a dish of okra …” he meant this tart, onion-based okra curry. This vegetable, a member of the hibiscus family, is known as “lady’s finger” in India. If I were a lady (no smart-aleck comments please), I don’t think I would want my slender fingers compared to a fibrous, ridged-skin vegetable. This prehistoric plant, found growing wild in Sudan and Ethiopia, made its w