Sanoli's Kitchen: SPICY OKRA

Tuesday, July 17, 2012


OKRA widely called as bhindi is a very popular green vegetable among us. It is a very popular health food due to its high fiber, vitamin C and folate content. It is known as high antioxidants, great diabetic option and oftenly used as a part of weight loss diet as it is fat-free and cholesterol-free, also a good source of calcium and potassium. Okra is a versatile vegetable, may fry or roast it, make curry with it or stuff it. Very easy to cook. Try this simple but delectable okra dish.
1lb Okra
3/4 cup Plain Thick Curd
1/2 tsp Nigella seeds (kalonji)
1/2 tsp roasted Carom seeds (coarsely pounded)
1/2 tsp roasted Fennel seeds (coarsely pounded)
1 tsp Red Chilli powder
1 tsp Coriander powder
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
1/3 tsp Dry mango powder (amchur)
1/2 tsp Sugar (this is not for sweetness, only for flavour)
2 tbsps Oil
1 tbsps Clarified Butter (ghee)
Salt to taste

Wash okra. Trim from the two ends of okra and cut into slits.
Beat curd with sugar and little salt till it turns into a smooth paste. Set aside.

Heat oil and clarified butter in a frying pan. Add nigella seeds in it. After few seconds add okras in it. Fold nicely.
Fry for 2-3 minutes. Add turmeric powder and salt in it. Saute for another 3-4 minutes till okra turn light brown. Add coriander powder, red chilli powder, dry mango powder, fennel seed's powder and carom seed's powder in it. Mix well, stir for a minute.
Add beaten curd in it and fold well.
Put the heat medium low for 4-5 minutes. Switch off the heat when okra coats with spices well.
Serve hot with roti or as a side dish with steamed rice.


  1. really looks yummy okra sanoli

  2. I love any dish with Okra. This looks really delicious!


  3. Hi Sanoli the recipe looks very tempting. There are some awards waiting for you please accept them.

  4. Hi Sanoli,

    Spicy okra Looks YYYYummYYYY !!

    Neat presentation:))

    Keep on Dear..

    Welcome to

  5. Good one Sanoli di....I still remember how much you liked this recipe...nice try.

  6. looks spicy and yummy.. never heard this before.. thanks for sharing..

  7. Never tried this version..Looks spicy and yummy.

  8. looks very nice.. I'm not a big okra fan but ur snaps look tempting
    Noel collections

  9. looking ...tempting and delicious !!

  10. okras looks spicy and delicious :)

  11. yum yum yum!! we are also enjoying okra from our garden )

  12. lovely preparation of okra, looks totally yum :)