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This tangy vegetable dish can be served as an accompaniment, but it also makes an excellent vegetarian meal if served with tarka dhal and warm, freshly made chapattis.
Serves :

Preparation Method :

  • Wash and trim the okra, cut into 1 cm / ½ inch pieces and place in a bowl. Set aside.
  • Heat the oil in a medium, heavy pan. Add the onion seeds, green chillies, and onion. Fry for about 5 minutes until the onion turns golden brown.
  • Reduce the heat. Add the ground turmeric and salt to the onions and fry for about 1 minute.
  • Add the prepared okra, turn the heat to medium-high, and quickly stir-fry the okra until they are lightly golden.
  • Stir in the yogurt, tomatoes, and coriander. Cook for further 2 minutes.
  • Transfer the okra to a serving dish and serve immediately with freshly made chapattis.


  • 450 grams okra
  • 1 tablespoon Cooking oil
  • ½ teaspoon onion seeds
  • 3 medium fresh green chillies, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • ¼ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon natural (plain) low-fat yogurt
  • 2 medium tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh coriander (cilantro)
  • Chapattis, to serve


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