Braised and crispy fried okra

Preparation time
less than 30 mins

Cooking time
30 mins to 1 hour

Serves
Serves 4

Dietary
Vegetarian


By Matt Tebbutt
From Saturday Kitchen

Ingredients

For the braised okra

  • 400g/14oz whole okra
  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp coarse salt, to taste
  • dash oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 green chillies, diced
  • 400g/14oz tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1 bunch coriander, finely chopped
  • 1 lemon, juice only
  • 6 ripe tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

For the crispy fried okra

  • oil, for deep-frying
  • 1 handful okra, sliced into chunks
  • 250ml/9fl oz buttermilk
  • 100g/3½oz chickpea flour
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 200g/7oz polenta
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