Okra & Mustard: (Shorshe Dharosh)
Originally a Bengali dish, I have used ingredients easily available in the West. This is one of those recipes that can be ready in a few minutes and still taste great.
1 lb. whole okra.
1 tbsp. mustard powder, made into a paste with equal amounts of water (this is the recommended amount, but feel free to use more paste if you're fond of mustard).
1 tsp. turmeric powder
1 tsp. chilli powder
1 tsp. mustard seeds
1 tsp. salt or to taste
2 tbsp. oil
Heat oil in a non-stick frying pan (or skillet) and fry the mustard seeds for half a minute, followed by the mustard paste for a minute on low heat. Add okra, turmeric and chilli powders and salt, and cook on medium low heat for ten to fifteen minutes.