Sunday, July 5, 2015


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Okra Masala is a perfect dish for a vegetarian meal with rice or flat bread.  This lightly spiced Okra Masala is great on its own.

If you never cooked Indian food before, this is a nice recipe to start with.  It comes together quickly, leave room for slight adaptations and taste absolutely delicious.

Spices are always a matter of individual taste.  Start with the ones in this recipe and adapt to suit yourselves especially the chili powder.

If you are lucky to find this versatile vegetable fresh, make sure to select the smallest and firmest pods.  If okra pod gets too long, it often becomes hard to eat.

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Serves  2-3

200 g okra trimmed, cut into 1/2  in pieces
1 onion chopped
1 tomato chopped
2 cloves garlic minced
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp chili powder or to taste
1/2 tsp mustard seed
1/2 tsp garam masala
1 tablespoon oil
salt to taste
lemon juice as required


Heat a teaspoon of oil, saute cut okra for a minute, remove,

Heat a tablespoon oil,  toss in mustard seed and allow to splutter.   Add in onion, stir until light brown.

Add in garlic and tomato, fry until tomato is soft.

Add in turmeric, chili powder, garam masala and  cover pan for a minute.

Uncover pan,  add the okra and little water,  reduce heat  and cover pan.

Simmer for 10 minutes or until okra  turns soft.

Remove from heat, add lemon juice, stir.

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Other vegetable recipes:

Cauliflower & Pumpkin Curry
Bean & Carrot Poriyal
Stir Fried Cabbage

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Tehmeena said...

lovely masala dear

Shobha said...

Simple and nice. my favourite.

Beena said...

My all time favorite. Love it

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Delicious and colourful looking okra masala. Wonderfully taken pics.

Medeja- CranberryJam said...

Yummy! One of my husband's favorites :)

kitchen queen said...

delicious finger licking okra curry.

Julie said...

one of my fav masala,looks delish!

Jess said...

You always post the most interesting recipes! This one sounds so delicious!

Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

Katerina said...

We make okra quite often in Greece. This is a very interesting way of making it!

Ping's Nom Fiction Life said...

I love Indian food and bhindi in any form! This is another way to make it tasty, thank you for sharing. Have a wonderful rest of the day:) Cheers, Ping

Crafts a la Mode said...

Awesome. PINNED. Best wishes, Linda @Crafts a la mode

Lilly's Mom said...

This recipe looks so good and I do have all the ingredients, too. I'm going to try and make it. Thanks so much for sharing :)

Natasha in Oz said...

Thanks so much for sharing your Okra Masala recipe at the #SundaysDownUnder linky party. I have pinned your recipe and tweeted about it too. It looks delicious!

Best wishes and hope you can join us again this weekend!
Natasha in Oz

Jennifer@MyFlagstaffHome said...

I've never heard of this before. Looks great! Thanks for linking up at the Weekend Blog Hop at My Flagstaff Home!


Christine | Where The Smiles Have Been said...

I've never tried okra, but this looks quite delicious! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Merry Monday! We hope you'll join us again next week starting Sunday evening! :)

Padma said...

Okra is my fav veggie...loving this dish totally:)

Jas @ All that's Jas said...

I love okra, but usually with lamb or beef. fried okra is also good and I'll put your recipe on my to-make list. Thanks for sharing with us at Thursday Favorite Things :) Please join us again this week.

Maria said...

This is the first time I seen okra done like this. Its a very creative recipe!
I love it! Thanks for sharing this at my last party! Hope to see at this weeks Fabulous Friday Party. Thanks Maria

Restaurant in Laxmi Nagar Market said...

Looks delicious and I love how easy to follow the recipes are. Would love to try it out.
Restaurant Near Laxmi Nagar

The Lazy Gastronome said...

I've recently discovered I like okra! This looks great - Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party - Hope you're having a great week.

Miz Helen said...

Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday,503. Sure hope to see you again soon!
Miz Helen