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How to Cook Okra: 3 Ways To Tackle This Unique Vegetable

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How to Cook Okra: 3 Ways To Tackle This Unique Vegetable
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Do you know how to cook okra? There are dozens of ways to get the most out of this nutrient dense vegetable and here we feature three recipes that are easy to make and flavorful.

Known in some countries as lady's fingers, a poetic name inspired by its long slender shape, okra has a sticky interior studded with white seeds. To a novice it may seem like a rather challenging vegetable but okra is easier to cook than one might think.

Here are some delicious ways to cook okra and enjoy a satisfying meal:

How to Cook Okra: A Vegan Recipe

Cooking okra doesn't get easier than this vegan recipe. It takes just 5 ingredients and 30 minutes to prepare.

Learn how to make this okra recipe.

How To Cook Okra: It's Gumbo Time!

In the United States the most well-known use for okra is to make gumbo.

The ingredients in this legendary Louisiana stew vary but okra is a mainstay. Try a crack at our recipe for chicken and shrimp gumbo.

How To Cook Okra Indian Style: A Recipe For Bhindi Masala

Okra is a favorite among Indian cooks who refer to it as bhindi.

Bhindi masala, aka spiced okra, is a fragrant dish of okra cooked in onion, garlic, ginger and spices like cumin, turmeric and mustard seeds.

Try this recipe for bhindi masala from Rajshri Food:

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