Delicious Okra


Okra is a healthy food but traditionally is cooked in a large amount of oil,try this recipe instead.


  • 450g lady fingers/okra
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 2 medium onions,chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh green chillies,crushed
  • ½ teaspoon cumin and coriander powder
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon coriander,leaves and stalks chopped separately
  • 1 medium tomato,chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice,optional


Step 1

Wash each okra under cold running water(there is no need to dry them.)Cut them into pieces 1cm–2.5cm long.Set to one side.

Step 2

In a large,non-stick pan,heat the oil,add the cumin seeds and chopped onions and cook until the onions are soft.

Step 3

Add the okra,green chillies,cumin and coriander powder,turmeric and chopped coriander stalks.Mix well.

Step 4

Spoon the tomato on top of the okra mixture and cook uncovered for 5 minutes on a medium heat.Toss the okra every 2–3 minutes after this.Lower the heat and cook for 7–10 minutes or until cooked.

Step 5

Remove from the heat and place in a serving dish. Garnish with the chopped coriander leaves and sprinkle the lemon juice over the dish just before serving.

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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Energy

    65 Calories

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