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Eat your Veggies & LOVE it Curried Okra

Eat your Veggies & LOVE it Curried Okra
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Eat your Veggies & LOVE it Curried Okra

Eat your Veggies & LOVE it Curried Okra (or Binda Jo Saak as it is properly called), is a favourite Indian dish in my friend Alnaar’s home.  Its full of flavour and goes great with Roti (gluten free roti recipe to come soon)!  I try to make a veggie dish at least once a week, and this is definitely one of my go to meat free recipes.  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.

Ingredients in Eat your Veggies & LOVE it Curried Okra

Okra is a super nutritious green vegetable that looks kind of like a finger… which is probably why its also called lady’s finger. Funny nickname hey!  Okra is super duper healthy for you! 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. Trust me, 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.

  1. Spices

Turmeric, Coriander, Cumin Seen, Chilli Powder, Salt

  1. Fresh Ingredients

Okra: I like to use Frozen Okra for ease use but if you can find it fresh where you’re from and don’t mind the extra work, by all means use it!

Fresh Garlic

Fresh Lemon Juice

Red Chilli Peppers

  1. Coconut Oil

  1. Tomato Paste

Check your ingredients! Some tomato pastes have unnecessary additives. Yuck!

How to Make Eat your Veggies & LOVE it Curried Okra

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.

Eat your Veggies & LOVE it Curried Okra cooking

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 rice or Roti (I promise to have the gluten free version of Roti soon). 

ENJOY!

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Thank you kindly for your readership!

Hugs,

Hugs from Trish
Curried Okra

Curried Okra Recipe

Curried okra is a delicious Vegetarian Indian dish, often paired with Roti.
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Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4 People

INGREDIENTS
 

  • 1/3 Cup Coconut Oil
  • 1 Kilo Frozen Okra You can use fresh okra as well
  • 1 tsp Coconut Oil
  • 2 tbsp Tomato Paste
  • 1 tsp Crushed Garlic
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Turmeric
  • 1 tsp Ground Coriander Seed
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Cumin Seed
  • 1 tsp Chili Powder
  • 2 tbsp Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 tbsp Water
  • 2 Chopped Red Chili Peppers Optional

INSTRUCTIONS

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Gently stir in the okra and cook for another 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Sprinkle with chopped chilli peppers (optional).

Notes

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.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Curried Okra Recipe
Amount per Serving
Calories
270
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
22
g
34
%
Saturated Fat
 
18
g
113
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
0.2
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
2
g
Sodium
 
491
mg
21
%
Potassium
 
654
mg
19
%
Carbohydrates
 
20
g
7
%
Fiber
 
6
g
25
%
Sugar
 
9
g
10
%
Protein
 
5
g
10
%
Vitamin A
 
950
IU
19
%
Vitamin C
 
49.5
mg
60
%
Calcium
 
200
mg
20
%
Iron
 
2.2
mg
12
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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