Spiced okra curry

Spiced okra curry

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(26 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 30 mins

Easy

Serves 4
This dish from reader Arjmand Sheikh, passed down from her Indian great-grandmother, proves just how delicious okra can be

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal209
  • fat16g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs13g
  • sugars10g
  • fibre6g
  • protein5g
  • salt0.04g
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Ingredients

  • 5 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 400g onions, sliced
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 500g okra, trimmed, washed, dried and sliced into 2cm pieces
    Okra

    Okra

    oh-kra

    Originally from Africa, okra is now widely used in cuisines such as Caribbean, Creole, Cajun and…

  • 2 tomatoes, diced
    Tomato

    Tomato

    toe-mart-oh

    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • 1 red chilli, finely chopped (or ½ tsp powdered)
    Chillies

    Chilli

    chill-ee

    Part of the capsicum family, chillies come in scores of varieties and colours (from green…

  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • handful fresh coriander, roughly chopped, to serve

Method

  1. Heat a large wok or frying pan over a medium heat. Add the oil, then the onions, cooking until soft. Stir in the okra. Add the tomatoes and chilli, then season. Mix well and keep stirring gently, taking care not to break up the okra. Okra releases a sticky substance when cooked, but keep cooking, stirring gently – this will disappear and the tomatoes will become pulpy, about 10 mins.

  2. Lower heat, add ground coriander and cook for another 5-10 mins. Add 2 tbsp water, cover and let simmer for another 4-5 mins. Sprinkle with coriander and serve with basmati rice or chapati bread.

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vikki1912
11th Aug, 2010
I'm cooking tis tonite... So watch this space!!
claymom
5th Aug, 2010
My family loves this with a touch of ground cumin. We eat this quite often.
purplelila
1st Aug, 2010
5.05
Yum! Didn't expect it to taste as good as it did. Will be making it again for lunch today.
mickyjohnson
24th Jun, 2010
I have been looking for a recipe for okra curry for some time will try this soon as it sounds delicious
farzbuen
13th Apr, 2010
5.05
I added prawns just before adding the tomatos. Really nice. Nice without prawns too...
srehan
18th Dec, 2009
5.05
Lovely dish - great texture and delicately spiced. Clear steps and thank yu for explaining about the stickyness!

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