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Crunchy Okra with Onions

ajoyprabhu93's picture
  Fresh okra 2 Cup (32 tbs) (sliced into two)
  Olive oil 1 Teaspoon
  Onion 2 Medium, finely sliced
  Lemon 1⁄2
  Cumin 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Turmeric powder 1 Teaspoon
  Chilly powder 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Garam masala 1 Teaspoon
  Salt To Taste

1. In a frying pan over medium heat, pour olive oil and stir fry the onion until golden brown.
2. Add cumin, turmeric powder and red chilly powder and stir well with a wooden spatula. Let it cook for 5 minutes.
3. Add okra and salt, then stir well to mix with the other ingredients. Squeeze the juice of half lemon into the okra. Cover the pan with a lid and cook for 20 minutes.
4. After 20 minutes add garam masala, stir well and cook for another 5-10 minutes.

5. Serve fried okra with rice and dal.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
North Indian
Side Dish
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
35 Minutes
Ready In: 
45 Minutes
If you are fond of having okra, you must try this recipe. The chef tells how to make spicy and crunchy okra with onions. The dish can pair with breads or curries and can be relished as a full course meal.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 136 Calories from Fat 30

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 3 g5.3%

Saturated Fat 0.48 g2.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 222.3 mg9.3%

Total Carbohydrates 26 g8.6%

Dietary Fiber 7.7 g30.7%

Sugars 7.4 g

Protein 5 g10%

Vitamin A 24.2% Vitamin C 70.6%

Calcium 17.7% Iron 21.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


foodpsychologist's picture
Dry Spicy Okra's been my all-time favorite ! I really love the way you've slit okra longitudinally. We usually cut it into small pieces. I love this with roti too. That was for lunch in school. Keep coming up with more such delicious stuff.
veg.foodie's picture
i used to have this often when i lived in UP (India). Its so popular in north india... never tried this at home... but I'm tempted to! nice post!
bahuja2001's picture
Hey Ajoyprabhu93, Whenever i visited north india i found spicy bhindi very popular. I tasted it with tandoori roti and found very delicious. i never tried to cook this at my home. i will surely try for this and can you please post a video for tandoori roti too so that i can taste north indian food at my home completely. Thanks :)
aparna.priya's picture
Dry spicy okra is my favorite veggie and I do often cook it at home. Love to eat either with butter naan or tandoori roti...
Ginger.Rose's picture
Hey! The Dry Spicy Okra recipe looks like a winner to me.I love all the okra dishes simply because they taste great and has millions of health benefits.Thanks for sharing this recipe.Can't wait to try this one :)
eelgirl's picture
I love okra. What did she say after the ingredient, chili pwd? Was it ---masala? Thanks, Kathy
Anonymous's picture
She says Garam Masala, which is a variety of Indian masala that blends in a variety of spices. Garam masala is often used to give the dish spicy flavoring!
Ronella's picture
If the timings she gives on the video are right then the vegetables will be over-cooked.
ajoyprabhu93's picture
Thank you all for your comments. Sorry, I have not been putting videos up recently, but my dad and I started a food blog where anyone can send their favorite food picture along with instructions on how to make it or which restaurant you can get it at. The site is Please let me know if you want the email address that allows you to post to this site and I will gladly share it. -Karishma
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