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Okra with Coriander and Tomatoes

1lb Chopped Tomatoes
1lb Fresh Okra
3 tbsp Olive Oil
2 Onions thinly sliced
2 tsp Coriander seeds, crushed
3 cloves Garlic, crushed
1/2 tsp sugar
finely grated rind and juice of 1 lemon
salt and ground black pepper

1. If using fresh tomatoes, plunge them into boiling water fro 30 seconds, then refresh in cold water. Peel away skins and chop.

2. Trim off any stalks from okra and leave whole. heat oil in a saute pan and fry the onions and coriander for 3-4 minutes until beginning to colour.

3. Add okra and garlic and fry for 1 minute. Gently stir in the tomatoes and sugar and simmer gently for about 20 minutes, until okra is tender, stirring onc eor twice. Stir in lemon rind and juice and add salt and pepper to taste, adding a little more sugar if necessary. Serve warm or cold.

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