Indian Roasted Okra and Tomatoes

It's no secret that okra is my spirit vegetable!  I could eat okra every day with every meal.  It must have been all the fried okra my Dad fed me during childhood!  Nonetheless, I love this Southern staple and I love love love Indian food.  So why not combine these two cultures and make an Indian roasted Okra for a weeknight supper accompaniment?  The magical combination of the crispy okra with the pleasantly pungent spices roasted to perfection is an exotic departure from the boring week night green bean.

You'll Need

  • 1 pound okra, washed, tops cut off and cut in half lengthwise

  • 1 pint heirloom cherry tomatoes, washed and cut in half

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin

  • ¼ teaspoon ground coriander

  • 1/8 teaspoon turmeric

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  1. Preheat oven to 425. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl toss all ingredients together.
  3. Pour onto lined baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until vegetables are slightly charred.
  5. Serve alone or on top of rice and Enjoy!
This Indian roasted okra and tomato dish is full of flavor and takes hardly any work. Perfect side dish for weeknight super or for your next dinner party!
— Carrie