This Indian Okra Recipe is one of my absolute favorites! It has a spicy and creamy tomato and onion sauce with crispy okra pieces. When I visit my parents, this is always the dinner dish I request; the rich sauce is just amazing. Since James has been requesting Indian food more and more, I’ve been trying to mimic my mom’s traditional recipes with a little flair. My kitchen is officially stocked with all the essential Indian spices: turmeric, garam masala, coriander, cumin, clove, cardamom, curry leaves, and curry powder, so I’m ready to test out my favorite Indian dishes.
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Indian Okra Recipe aka Bhindi Masala below…
If I’m being completely honest, making okra at home terrified me, because it always got so sticky. But my mom’s pro-tip is stir-frying sliced okra in just olive oil until it’s 90% cooked. Then add it to the tomato gravy. Such an easy tweak that leads to no stickiness.
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Not gonna lie, after I stir fried the okra, I snacked on a bunch because they were so tasty as is. Essentially okra fries…yum!
The tomato, onion sauce is jam-packed with traditional Indian spices like turmeric, garam masala, coriander, chili powder, and garlic-ginger paste. I may be biased, but the combination of Indian spices with a tomato sauce is just a magical thing. Can you tell, we love Indian food here :D!
This Indian Okra Recipe will taste amazing with naan or even just rice. I personally like slicing the okra into big fry-like pieces but feel free to chop them however you want. The sauce is well balanced and perfect for dipping naan in!