|Ground cumin||1 Tablespoon|
|Chili powder||1 Teaspoon|
|Lemon juice||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Dijon mustard||1 Teaspoon|
|Okra pods||1⁄2 Pound (About 30 Small Pods)|
|Vegetable oil||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
Mix the cumin, turmeric, chili powder, salt, and lemon juice in a small bowl.
Add the mustard and mix to make a rather wet paste.
Cut the stems off the okra pods.
Then split them three-quarters the way down.
Split them again, dividing the pods into four equal parts that are held together by the narrow end tip.
Pour a little of the paste into the openings, and spread it lightly over all but the narrow tip.
Sprinkle with salt.
Heat the oil in a small frying pan over low heat and fry the pods, covered, until they are tender, about 10 minutes, turning them once.