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Okra Masala

There is something very wonderful about trying foods that were not a part of my culture. It reminds me of just how many amazing plants exist, and how delicious they can be! I love adding diversity to my gut, and getting all my happy microorganisms singing with joy as they now have new foods to thrive and multiply! Such a practice of trying new things, is also a great reminder that in life, I need to be open to breaking old habits, and trying new ones if I am to grow and evolve. Let’s travel to India and experience a version of Bhindi Masala.


Warm in a cast iron or stainless steel pan 2 tablespoons extra virgin, cold pressed coconut oil


Add and simmer of medium heat for 5 minutes undisturbed


1 pound okra, fresh or frozen (thawed) stemmed and chopped into 1/2-inch pieces across the width, not the length, giving you little discs or okra


You want to get rid of the gooey-ness of okra, so let this process happen by not stirring. After 5 minutes of being undisturbed, you may now stir and brown the other side of the okra. This will take about another 5 minutes. Remove and set aside.


Combine and stir with 1 T coconut oil in the same you used for the okra


  • ½ teaspoon grated ginger

  • ½ teaspoon grated garlic

This should take about 30 seconds.

Add


  • 1 large red onion, quartered and thinly sliced

cook on low til onion mix is transparent and fragrant. This should take about 5 minutes.


Add and simmer for about 2 minutes


  • ¾ teaspoon your favorite chili. I like Thai chili for the best kick…if you use, cut to 1/2 teaspoon

  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander

  • ¼ teaspoon ground turmeric


Add

  • 1 medium plum tomato, finely chopped and 2 T muun chi Classical Kvass

Simmer for 5 minutes


Finish with


  • 1¼ teaspoons fine sea salt or Himalayan Pink salt

  • 2 to 3 tablespoons lime juice

  • ¼ teaspoon garam masala


This is a spicy hot dish that pairs well with our muun chi CoCoFir on the side, adding great probiotics to your eating experience.

Serve on rice, or with your favorite flat bread or roti. I love how clean my system feels when I eat hot and spicy with the calming effects of muun chi CoCoFir!!! Thank you for traveling to India with me as we experience some diversity in our guts!




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