Okra & Pomegranates November 17 2013


1 tablespoon cumin seeds
2 tablespoons oil
4-5 cloves garlic, chopped
1 jalapeno, finely chopped
1 thinly cup sliced red onions
1 teaspoon paprika powder
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon mango powder OPTIONAL, if not, use LEMON JUICE (1 tablespoon)
1 teaspoon salt
3 cups fresh okra; ends chopped off and split in two, lengthwise
1/2 cup pomegranate pearls


In a medium sauté pan over medium heat, add oil and when the oil is hot, add cumin seeds and sauté for a minute.
Add garlic and sauté until garlic is golden brown, then add onions and sauté until onions have caramelized.
Add powdered spices and cook for a minute.
Add okra and mix well, cook covered for 7-10 minutes, tossing every other minute.
Add pomegranate pearls and saute for another 2-3 minutes, serve hot.