Spiced Okra & Potato Stir Fry

Makes 2 diner portions of 4‐6 side dishes


½ lb okra, tips & ends trimmed
1 medium potato, small dice
1 large onion, diced
1 each Padron chile, (jalapeno, Serrano or any spicy variety)
½ teaspoon cumin seed
½ tsp mustard seed
1 teaspoon coriander, ground
½ teaspoon turmeric
To taste sea salt
2 tablespoons oil, safflower or canola
2 tablespoons fresh coriander, chopped
¼ cup tomato, diced & seeded


  1. Wash, pat dry & chop okra in to 1/4 inch pieces. Peel and dice potato, chop hot pepper, onion and coriander.
  2. Heat oil in a pan/wok, add cumin & mustard seeds and allow it to crack.
  3. Add hot pepper, onion and sauté until light brown.
  4. Add potato and fry in medium heat for 4‐5 minutes or potato is half done.
  5. Now add okra, sauté for 3‐4 minutes. Add all dried spices, mix and cook until both vegetables are cooked, around 6‐8 minutes or until the crispiness you need.
  6. Add salt, mix well and cook for 2 more minutes, garnish with coriander and tomato.