Okra Curry


Okra is one of my all-time favorite. I like every recipe made with okra, and you can make a number of varieties with okra. I already shared two recipes in this blog do check Crispy bhindi and Achari bhindi. Today I thought to make okra gravy from my mom’s kitchen. Usually, my mom makes this curry with a combination of ragi mudde or sankati. It tastes superb. Let’s start making Okra curry.


Okra or Bhindi: 250grams

Oil- 3Tbsp

Onions- 3 medium

Tomatoes- 3 medium

Green chillies -2

Ginger Garlic paste – 2Tbsp

Tamarind – small gooseberry size

Red chilli powder -2tsp

Turmeric- 1 tsp

Coriander powder – 1.5 tsp

Cumin Powder – 1tsp

Desiccated coconut powder- 4 tsp

Garam masala – 1tsp

Coriander leaves – few for garnishing

salt- a/c taste

Water –  as needed


  • Wash and wipe the okra with a neat kitchen towel. cut into 1/2 inch each. Shallow fry them with 2tsp  oil and set aside.
  • Soak tamarind in 1/2 cup water and extract the juice and set aside.
  • Finely chop onions and tomatoes.


  1. Take a heavy bottom pan or kadhai heat oil and add chopped onions. Fry till translucent.
  2. Add ginger-garlic paste fry till raw smell goes out.
  3. Add chopped tomatoes and salt fry for 1 minute, close the lid and cook till tomatoes get mushy.
  4. Open the lid add turmeric, red chili, coriander, cumin powders fry till oil gets separated.
  5. Now, add fried okra and mix well, add desiccated coconut and tamarind juice.
  6. Adjust the consistency and salt cook for 5 minutes or till okra gets soft.
  7. Finally, add slit green chillies and garam masala.
  8. Garnish with coriander leaves, serve hot and ENJOY!!!
Okra Curry
Okra curry


  • Serves 4-5.
  • Goes well with roti or plain rice.
  • Tastes good well gets completely cool.

Author: Hash Shaik

Homemaker. Born in Andhra Pradesh,India. Living in Hyderabad, India. I am here to help for people like just married couple, students in abroad, don’t know what & how to cook etc. If you love  Indian & Continental food, Veg & NonVeg, this website is very helpful for you. I try to upload new recipe posts

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