The Asian Vegetarian: Kenyan Okra

The Asian Vegetarian: Kenyan Okra

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This series brings you a multitude of easy, unique and delicious vegan and vegetarian dishes for you to use on Meatless Monday, or any day of the week! Chef Anita makes a spicy vegan Kenyan okra in this episode of her Asian Vegetarian masterclass. Okra is a vegetable that Chef Anita considers to be underused, and we're sure you will too after this episode. About Chef Anita Kerai: Anita's foremost passions are cooking, food and presenting culinary magic on TV. She has also published a book, 'Flavours of Kenya', where she shares a variety of different delicious vegan and vegetarian dishes, which all take inspiration from Kenya. Coupled with Anita's unique flair and passion, there's some incredible recipes in there! A third generation Kenyan-Indian, Anita arrived in the UK at the young age of 21. After a successful career as an accountant, in 2007, she decided to follow her heart and dedicate her time to food. In this series, Anita shares her Kenyan-Indian fusion recipes, which are of course, vegetarian and vegan friendly!

Spiced Kenyan Okra

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp sunflower oil
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 red onion , finely chopped
  • 2 tomatoes chopped
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • ¾ tsp garam masala
  • ½ tsp chilli powder
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 300g okra, topped and tailed, slit down lengthways
  • Salt to taste

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