Okra is a nice antioxidant and may help decrease one’s blood sugar. It’s utilized for cooking in a number of international locations all through Africa. It typically acts as a thickener in stews and soups, not not like how we use it to thicken our gumbo in south Louisiana. In African cooking, okra is often stewed down together with onions, spices and tomatoes. In Nairobi, which is Kenya’s capital and likewise its largest metropolis, you’ll discover a lot of variations, because the cooking turns into a bit extra influenced by different international locations and cultures.
3 tablespoons olive oil
½ cup chopped onion
2 cloves minced garlic
1 teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon smoky paprika
2 tablespoons scorching curry powder
1 (10 ounce) can diced tomatoes with inexperienced chilies
2 (12 ounce) baggage frozen reduce okra
2 (13 ounce) cans coconut milk
- In a heavy deep skillet, warmth the olive oil and add within the onion. Sauté 2 to three minutes till the onion is translucent. Add within the chopped garlic, salt, black pepper, paprika and curry powder.
- Proceed cooking for one more few seconds after which add within the diced tomatoes with chilies. Stir to mix earlier than including within the okra.
- Pour within the coconut milk and stir to mix. Carry the combination as much as a simmer after which cowl tightly.
- Maintain the okra lined whereas it simmers for quarter-hour, stirring each 5 minutes. Serve the stew with Ugali or steamed rice.
This text was initially printed within the January 2023 difficulty of 225 journal.