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Okra stir fry (Ladies finger stir fry )

Radha Natarajan
5 minutes
Prep Time
8 minutes
Cook Time
5 People
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ABOUT Okra stir fry (Ladies finger stir fry ) RECIPE

Botanically, okra belongs to the mallow family. Much like real marshmallow, the mucilage, a sticky substance containing polysaccharides, helps improve digestion and may be used in the treatment of gastritis, gastric ulcer and liver/gallbladder cleansing. Okra’s mucilage helps to lubricate and soothe the bowel, protecting it from chronic inflammation that can lead to irritable bowel syndrome.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • Tamil Nadu
  • Stir fry
  • Side Dishes
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 5

  1. Tender okra 250 grams
  2. Mustard seeds 1/2 teaspoon
  3. cumin seeds 1 teaspoon
  4. Kashmiri chili powder 1 teaspoon
  5. turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon
  6. coriander powder 1 teaspoon
  7. Pinch of asafoetida
  8. salt to taste
  9. Sesame oil 2 tablespoon
  10. Gram flour 1 tablespoon
  11. Chopped coriander leaves for garnishing.


  1. Wash and wipe the okras well. Pat dry . Trim the tails and heads.
  2. Cut each okra into thin strips approx . 4 strips each okra. Take a deep non stick wok .
  3. Add the oil, let it heat up,add the mustard seeds , let it crackle. Add the cumin seeds, then add the okras and keep the flame medium hot.
  4. Add all the spice powders and salt and keep stirring quickly. Cover and cook on medium heat
  5. Do not add water. As we need the okras a little crunchy. Add the gram flour in the end .
  6. When the okras have softened but not sticky and wilted, remove from flame.
  7. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves . Serve with rice ,rotis or phulkas .

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