Simply Tasty Okra

Yep, time for okra again, after all that clotted cream & scone diet over the weekend during the our Holiday in Cornwall,  I was really craving some vegetables this week… so here is the first thing I cooked since I’ve been back

This is a very simple recipe – it’s a regularly cooked, Indian style okra recipe that one longs for especially after going away on holiday… where you’ve  had everything else local to that place you’ve just visited- but your own home food!

I love this recipe as it involves a few simple ingredients & tastes fabulous, try it out and let me know what you think…

Take note that this is a side dish and will ideally need to be paired with some hot rice & dal or roties

Cook Time: 25mins                                                          Prep Time: 10mins


  • 500grams of fresh okra
  • 2 teaspoon of cooking oil
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin seeds
  • half a teaspoon of turmeric powder
  • half a teaspoon of cumin powder
  • half a teaspoon of red chili powder
  • 1 strand of curry leaves
  • salt to taste


Start by rinsing the okra and then towel drying them individually to remove any moisture or dampness

Chop them into small pieces or as shown in the picture

Then to a hot wok on medium high heat add the oil, once hot add cumin seeds, curry leaves and once they splutter add in the chopped okra, mix well

Now, turn the heat down as low as possible and cook with the lid on while occasionally stirring to avoid burning. Allow to cook for about 10mins

Then add the turmeric, cumin, red chili powders and salt. Mix well and put the lid back on – allow to cook while occasionally stirring for another 15mins or until the stickiness evaporates

Turn off the heat and its ready to serve with some steamed rice and dal or chappaties/ roties πŸ™‚


Tip: Please dry the okra completely before you chop and cook them as this will avoid it turning into a sticky mess!! Also wipe the sticky residue from the spatula with some kitchen paper every time you stir, I’ve found this helps as well! πŸ˜‰ 

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Namaskaram – from (rainy) Kerala. Okra – delicious, funnily enough we had those only yesterday! Happy to follow you from now on. Btw – great photographs!!!!!!

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    1. Namaskara! Thank you so much for your lovely comments! I appreciate it, hope you’re having a lovely time in ‘God’s own country’ (Kerala) thank you for the follow too!! How long are you there for? Coincidentally, my next post could be something you could try as well in Kerala! Let me know, I plan on posting it later today, pls check it out! πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘


  2. Estella's Kitchen says:

    Great post! I have always had an aversion to okra – coming from a Jamaican background my grandmother would add ‘lady fingers’ to many dishes but the texture could never agree with me.

    Fast forward to last year when I found it in a delicious curry – it was fresh, crunchy and far from overcooked! I haven’t had it again since but having read your recipe I’ll certainly try preparing them myself at home. They had many health benefits too!

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    1. Sounds great! Thank you, happy to hear you’re planning to try it sometime! I know what you mean, this is a vegetable that can be a ‘hit’ or ‘miss’ for many reasons, it’s just one of those!! I agree, it’s very nutritious indeed! I like them now, only after I learnt how to cook them well πŸ™‚ took me a while to overcome the ‘sticky situation’ LOL!

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