When you are ready to cook, place the okra in a plate, cover it with a paper towel and let it cook in the microwave for 5 minutes.
Also slit the serrano pepper however, keep it intact.
Then, place a pan or pot on medium-heat. Further add oil to the pan. When the oil is hot, add in cumin seeds.
Furthermore, when the cumin seeds splutter add in the serrano peppers. Additionally, after about 30 seconds add in okra.
Stir well. Next add in salt. Let it sauté for 10 to 15 minutes. Stir continually to prevent sticking to the pan. Moreover, once the okra is cooked midway in about 5 to 8 minutes add in ground turmeric and mix well. Finally add the red chili powder towards the end. Stir well and let it cook for a minute or two. Turn off the flame, transfer to a serving bowl and enjoy with rice or roti.