Stir-fried Okra

With Chillies, Coconut and Lime

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Preparation info

  • Serves

    2–4

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

Spirit & Spice

By Ghillie Basan

Published 2019

  • About

When I first had this dish in India, I thought that it was definitely the way okra should be appreciated – delicately floral and crunchy with a burst of fiery chilli heat tempered with lime and a little honey. Too often for my taste the mallow pods are overcooked and mucilaginous, which some people might describe as ‘slimy’. My friend Yemisi Aribisala, who also happens to be the author of