You guys know that I am 2014 cook right? I can’t say that enough. Chopping okro is one of the things I really hate to do. It follows closely to grating water yam. Luckily, that is no longer a problem as I now grate water yam in a food processor, click HERE. My grandma was notorious for rejecting grated okro. She always insisted on it being hand chopped. In fairness, the chunkiness of chopped okro does add something to the experience of eating okro soup, but cripes at the expense of the hours it takes to do so. Nah, technology to the rescue. Use the chopper bowl attachment of a hand blender, or use a food processor. Months ago I bought this Chef Tony hand held food processor and it has been invaluable to me in the kitchen.
From the picture above, this packet comes with two chopper bowls. The one to the extreme left which is smaller, and the extreme right which is bigger. Most hand blenders only come with the smaller bowl shown on the extreme left. Which is why I bought this Chef Tony Tmix. Did you know that you can make pounded yam in a chopper bowl? Oh yes you can, see HERE. Free advert for the company I know. Loool
Anyways, we are talking about chopping okro today.
Get out the chopper bowl
2. Give your okro a good rinse
3. Chop off the heads and tip
3. Slice the okro into two and place in the chopper bow. To hasten this process, take as many pieces of okro as your hand can contain, and slice in the middle. Easy peasy
4. Attach the cover of the chopper bowl and engine, after which you pulse away. By the third or maximum 4th pulse of at least 30 – 45 seconds long, you should have roughly chopped okro
Here’s a video –
I did all this in under 10 minutes. now imagine how long it would have taken me to do that by hand, and multiply by two. All hail The new Nigerian Cookery