- 500g okra
- 1 small onion
- 1 medium tomato
- 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
- 300ml boiling water
- Wash and cut your okra (500g) into rings. Chop your onion (1 small onion) and tomato (1 medium tomato). Put boiling water (300ml) in a saucepan/pot , add bicarbonate of soda (1 tsp) and bring this water to the boil. As soon as the water boils, add your okra and onions.
- Whisk or stir briskly for about 3 minutes. Add tomatoes and continue stirring until the tomatoes are cooked through (another 3 minutes). If you are adding chilli pepper or cayenne powder, this would be the perfect time to add them. If okra’s too thick for your liking, you may add a little bit of water at a time until you get the consistency you like. Season with salt (3/4 tsp) and ground black pepper (1/4 tsp). Simmer for the final 2 minutes and you’re done!
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