Ayurveda Recipe – Tangy Okra Curry

Ayurveda imparts emphasis on consumption of curries to keep healthy. Curries have a lot of nutritional value and help in stimulation your digestion process due to the presence of various spices and herbs.

Tangy Okra  prep

Seasonal & Dosha
Let us learn a very easy recipe of a curry which we can consume on a regular basis. People belonging to the Vata and Pitta constitutions must relish this dish, as it helps to calm down these two doshas.

On the contrary, Kapha prakruti individuals should avoid it as it may aggravate your dosha. This Okra Curry can be enjoyed throughout the year.

Preparation Time
Taking only 30 minutes to prepare this dish.

1. 200 gm freshly chopped okra (ladyfinger)
2. 1 tablespoon sunflower oil
3. 1 teaspoon black mustard seeds
4. 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
5. 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
6. 2 cups whipped yogurt
7. 3 tablespoons chickpea flour
8. 1 tablespoon lemon juice
9. 2 finely chopped green chilies
10. A pinch of asafoetida (hing)
11. 1 tablespoon coriander powder
12. 1 teaspoon red chili powder
13. 4 cups of water

Tangy Okra  Curry

The step-by-step procedure of making this refreshing curry are as follows:

  • Oil is heated in a deep skillet.
  • Mustard seeds and cumin seeds are integrated into the same and sauteed  until they pop.
  • Next turmeric powder, chili powder and coriander powder are added to the skillet.
  • Following this, the chopped okra are added and cooked under simmered condition for 5 minutes.
  • In the meanwhile, chickpea flour, yogurt and water are mixed in a bowl to form  a smooth paste.
  • After the okras become tender, this mixture is integrated into the chopped chilies are added to it.
  • The curry is cooked for fifteen minutes with continuous stirring.
  • To complete the recipe, the lemon juice is mixed into this prepared curry after turning off the flame.

This tangy okra curry gels well with hot chappatis and steamed rice. It can be consumed when you feel you need something light for the day, or if you have an upset stomach.

Author: Preeti

A homemaker turned beauty consultant since 6 years. I am affiliated to an MNC and I recruit individuals only on the power of my speech. This made me go in for writing strong, impact-full content and convey to the mass. I am currently working in the fields of Ayurveda, Beauty, Technology and also Travel. Though beauty is the niche from where my journey begun!! You can look upon me if you wish to take tips and training for the best looking skin for yourself and you can also learn a bit about the role of Ayurveda in looking good.


  1. A very simple ayurvedic okra recipe, I will definitely try this soon in my kitchen…

  2. a different version of kadi………………

  3. Shrishti says:

    I am too planning to try this ayurvedic dish in my kitchen soon, hope I make it correct.

  4. A different and healthy way to prepare and enjoy okra .

  5. Okra is a popular vegetable of the housewives. The interesting thing is that it contains more nutrients

    for good health, such as fiber, mucilage, vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin C, niacin, calcium, potassium,

    magnesium, folic acid, iron.Very good for health.

  6. Karen Land says:

    I never cooked Okra in my home, I’ll try this recipe at my home. The main problem is I’ll get fresh Okras only during summer time.

  7. JP from France says:

    Thank you for this receipe. I’ve got all the ingredients, so I will do this for lunch today 😀

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