5 must-try okra recipes for your Eid feast!


    Eid ul Adha is fast approaching, bringing with it all its bliss, joy, and delicious food, of course!This year, why don’t we spice up our festive feasts with something unexpected?Well, okra might not be the first thing you think of when you’re planning your Eid menu, but it’s about time it gets a moment in the spotlight.

    Okra is a veggie that can be delicious if you give it a chance.

    Here are 5 must-try okra recipes for your Eid feast! They are perfect for mixing things up and might just surprise you and your guests with their tasty twists!


    Top 5 okra recipes this Eid

    1. Bhindi gosht

    Bhindi Gosht is a traditional dish where the fried okras get tossed into spiced and savory mutton. You start by frying until it’s just crisp enough to hold up in the curry.

    In the same pot, sauté onions, garlic, and ginger until golden, add the mutton and let it brown. Then, pour in tomatoes and spices like cumin, coriander, and red chili powder. Once the mutton is tender, reintroduce the okra and let everything simmer together.

    What you get is a rich, deeply flavored curry, giving a perfect mix of meat and vegetables.

    2. Okra/bhindi masala

    Okra masala is quick, simple, and delicious!

    Begin by frying some cumin seeds until they sputter. Add onions and cook them until they’re just turning color, then mix in ginger and garlic for that aromatic kick. Slide in the okra and spices like chili powder, and turmeric and let the heat coax out their flavors.

    A splash of water helps the okra cook to a tender yet firm perfection. Stir in diced tomatoes and simmer until everything melds into a thick, aromatic sauce. Serve with a final seasoning of salt and a handful of fresh coriander leaves. 

    3. Okras with cashew nuts

    Okras with Cashew Nuts brings a unique richness.

    Start by roasting cashews until they’re golden and set them aside. In a hot pan, stir-fry the okra with chopped garlic and a drizzle of almond oil, seasoning it with salt and pepper.

    As the it becomes tender, toss in the roasted cashews and lemon zest for a refreshing twist. It combines the crunch of nuts with the smoothness of okra. 

    4. Bamya (Okra stew)

    This Middle Eastern-inspired stew pairs okra with a tomato and garlic broth, creating a dish that’s nutritious and full of flavors. It uses simple ingredients like onions, garlic, tomatoes, and a mix of aromatic spices such as cinnamon and turmeric.

    Begin by sautéing onions and garlic, then add the spices and tomatoes to create a rich base. Add the okra and let it simmer until it’s perfectly cooked through, absorbing the flavors of the broth. 

    Serve this warm, hearty stew with rice or bread for a fulfilling Eid meal.

    5. Sizzling okra skewers

    For a fun twist, try Okra Skewers.

    Thread okras onto skewers and brush them with a marinade of chili flakes, sesame oil, and soy sauce. Grill them until they’re charred and smoky.

    These skewers look so visually appealing on the table and are packed with flavor, making them a great starter or side dish for your Eid celebration.

    So, this Eid ul Adha, let Shana Foods help you create an unforgettable feast with these diverse and delicious recipes.

    Enjoy the festivities, the company of loved ones, and the joy of cooking with Shana, and make your Eid meals memorable with some magic.

    Happy Eid!


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