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Curried Okra Recipe

Curried Okra Recipe

Curried Okra (or Binda Jo Saak as we call it), is one of Brett’s favourite Indian dishes.  Its full of flavour and goes great with roti.  I try to make a veggie dish at least once a week, and this is definitely one of my go to meat free recipes.  And an added bonus is that my recipe doesn’t even require much prep if you buy the okra frozen instead of fresh.  Honestly I’ve had it both ways and you can’t tell the difference.




Okra is a super nutritious green vegetable that looks kind of like a finger… which is probably why its also called lady’s finger.  It is packed with vitamin A, Vitamin C, and Vitamin K.  Its also a great source of mucilage which aides in digestion and helps with constipation… so if you’re backed up then this is the dish for you!

Most large grocery stores will sell okra fresh, but if you don’t like to waste time then you are better off buying it frozen, because it can be a pain in the you know what to clean and slice okra correctly.  In Canada I know for certain that you can buy frozen okra from Superstore (Loblaws), but you can probably get it at most ethnic stores as well.

When you cook up the okra, the most time consuming part is pan frying it in some oil.  It can take half an hour and though you may be temped, try to not stir the okra too much as it breaks apart very easily.  Just keep an eye on it and sit back and relax for the most part.

Curried Okra Recipe

I know this recipe can seem intimidating and you may be unsure if you really like Okra that much that you would want to make it your main dish.  But I promise you won’t be disappointed if you try this recipe.


Curried okra can be eaten on its own as a side dish or served with Roti.  I hope you enjoyed this recipe!  Please leave a comment as I would love to hear from you.

Curried Okra Recipe
Print Recipe
Curried okra is a delicious Vegetarian Indian dish, often paired with Roti.
Servings
4 People
Cook Time
40 Minutes
Servings
4 People
Cook Time
40 Minutes
Curried Okra Recipe
Print Recipe
Curried okra is a delicious Vegetarian Indian dish, often paired with Roti.
Servings
4 People
Cook Time
40 Minutes
Servings
4 People
Cook Time
40 Minutes
Ingredients
Servings: People
Instructions
  1. Melt 1/3 cup of coconut oil in a large pan or wok over medium heat. Add the Okra and fry for about half an hour. You can stir the Okra occasionally with a large wooden spoon, but do not stir too much as it breaks apart very easily.
  2. Once the okra has been fried melt a teaspoon of coconut oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the remaining ingredients and a tablespoon of water and mix together.
  3. Gently stir in the okra and cook for another 5 to 10 minutes.
  4. Sprinkle with chopped chilli peppers (optional).
Nutrition
Nutrition Facts
Curried Okra Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 270 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22g 34%
Saturated Fat 18g 90%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.2g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Sodium 491mg 20%
Potassium 654mg 19%
Total Carbohydrates 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 9g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 19%
Vitamin C 60%
Calcium 20%
Iron 12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Please Note that these are just estimates calculated from the raw ingredients in the recipe.

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