Skillet-Roasted Spiced Okra

Skillet-Roasted Spiced Okra

  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Total: 30 min
  • Serving: 4 Servings

Okra is a common side dish in the South. Enjoy it here roasted and seasoned with a medley of spices.


  • 3/4 teaspoon hot paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground fennel seeds
  • 1/8 teaspoon turmeric
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • pinch of ground fenugreek, optional
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound small okra, halved lengthwise
  • Salt
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice


  1. Place the paprika with the cumin, coriander, fennel, turmeric, cinnamon and fenugreek in a small bowl and mix to combine.
  2. Place 1 tablespoon of oil, each, into two large skillets, and place over high heat.
  3. Divide the okra between each of the skillets and cook for 2 minutes before reducing the heat to medium and cooking for an additional 4 minutes.
  4. Sprinkle the okra with the spice mixture and cook over low heat for 2 minutes.
  5. Season with salt and then drizzle with the lemon juice. Serve hot.


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