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Okra and Potato Hash Recipe

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Okra and potato hash

Okra and potato hash

Peppery and Crunchy Appetizer or Side Dish

Making an appetizer or side dish can often be time-consuming. Okra and potato hash is a wonderful option in situations when you don't have a lot of time. Not only is it quick and easy to make, it's also healthy—not to mention mouthwateringly good! The dry spices, ginger, and garlic impart a unique flavor, and the sesame seeds provide a wonderful crunch.

Let me show you the detailed recipe.

Cook Time

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12 min

18 min

30 min

Serves 3 people

Ingredients

  • 18 okra, cut in 1/4 cm slices
  • 2 teaspoons chopped onion, minced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, minced
  • 1 potato, peeled, diced, washed in water and strained
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 3-4 tablespoons oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt, or any other salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Add onion, ginger, and garlic into a blender. Pulse a few times to get a paste. Set aside.
  2. Take pepper, cumin seeds and coriander seeds in a blender and crush them. Set aside.
  3. Heat the oil in a deep bottomed pan or a non-stick pan. Throw in the mustard seeds. Let them crackle.
  4. Add ginger-garlic-onion paste. Saute the mixture for 2 minutes or until you experience a nice aroma from the roasted paste.
  5. Stir in potatoes. Add some salt. Reduce the heat to a minimum. Cover the pan and let the potatoes cook for 5 minutes while stirring the mixture occasionally.
  6. Uncover, stir in okra and the dry spice mixture. Add some salt and turmeric powder. Stir the mixture occasionally to ensure the contents not burning the bottom. Add a few drops of oil if needed.
  7. This step takes about 8-10 minutes. By this time, the veggies will be cooked and a bit roasted.
  8. Check for the taste. If needed, add some salt. Turn off the heat. Sprinkle toasted sesame seeds at the time of serving.
  9. Enjoy it as an appetizer or side dish!

Picture Tutorial

Powdered dry spices

Powdered dry spices

Ginger-garlic-onion paste

Ginger-garlic-onion paste

Step one: Saute the mustard seeds in oil until they crackle. Stir in the ginger-garlic-onion paste. Saute it for 2 minutes or until you experience a nice aroma from the roasted paste.

Step one: Saute the mustard seeds in oil until they crackle. Stir in the ginger-garlic-onion paste. Saute it for 2 minutes or until you experience a nice aroma from the roasted paste.

Step two: Throw in the potato cubes. Add some salt. Keep the heat to a minimum. Mix well.

Step two: Throw in the potato cubes. Add some salt. Keep the heat to a minimum. Mix well.

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Cover the pan, cook for 5 minutes while stirring occasionally.

Cover the pan, cook for 5 minutes while stirring occasionally.

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Step three: Add okra, dry spice powder, turmeric powder, and a little salt.

Step three: Add okra, dry spice powder, turmeric powder, and a little salt.

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Mix well. Stir the mix occasionally and cook until okra and potato become tender.

Mix well. Stir the mix occasionally and cook until okra and potato become tender.

This step may take 8-10 minutes. Turn off the heat. Transfer it to a serving dish.

This step may take 8-10 minutes. Turn off the heat. Transfer it to a serving dish.

Okra and potato hash is ready to serve! Sprinkle toasted sesame seeds just before serving. Enjoy as an appetizer or a side dish.

Okra and potato hash is ready to serve! Sprinkle toasted sesame seeds just before serving. Enjoy as an appetizer or a side dish.