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Okra Turmeric Curry

Updated: Jul 26, 2023

Another Smashing recipe by @lelou.lou !

This delightful dish is a true treasure trove of taste, combining the tender crunch of okra with the creamy richness of turmeric-infused curry.Trust us, it's a match made in vegetable heaven!

We promise, it's a curry that will make your heart go "okra-dokra"! So, grab your aprons and let's embark on this veggie-filled culinary escapade. Are you ready to spice up your kitchen and your palate? Let's get cooking!


Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook time: 30 minutes

Serves: 4 people


  • 300g okra

  • 2 tomatoes (diced)

  • 2 onions (sliced)

  • 4 garlic cloves

  • Green chilli

  • Ginger

  • Turmeric

  • 1 cup of yogurt

  • 3 tbsp olive oil

  • Cinamon 1/2 tsp

  • Cumin 1/2 tsp

  • Salt & pepper


  1. Rinse the okra, trim away the stem ends, and then cut it into 1/2 to 3/4 inch pieces

  2. Then sauté the okra in 2 tbsp of olive oil for 5 to 7 minutes over medium-high heat

  3. The brief high heat cooking will give a bit of a crisp good and control the slime

  4. Remove it to a plate and keep it aside

  5. In a blender puree the onions, tomatoes along with ginger, garlic and green chili and coriander

  6. In the pan you used to for the okra, add 1 tbsp of olive oil and sauté the shredded turmeric, cinamon and the cumin

  7. Then add the purree, salt and pepper and let it simmer while stirring until it's thick

  8. Add the okra, and let it cook until it's tender. Now scramble the yogurt to make it smooth and add it gradually while stirring for 2 minutes until nicely combined.

  9. Your curry is ready, add fresh coriander leaves and drizzle some lemon juice and enjoy it with rice or your favorite flat bread!

  10. Enjoy!


How spicy it is, is 100% up to you! Control the spice with the amount of chilies you add!


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