Indian dry curry recipe from my mom. Tastes great with parattas or rice!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Microwave the okra on High for 3 minutes.

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  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add cumin, once it swells and turns golden brown stir in the okra. Cook and stir on medium heat for 5 minutes. Gently mix in the curry powder, chickpea flour, and salt; cook 2 minutes more. Serve immediately.

Editor's Note

Chickpea flour, also known as gram flour or besan, can be found in Indian or Asian markets. Made from ground, dried chickpeas, the flour can be wrapped and stored in the refrigerator for up to 6 months.

Nutrition Facts

69 calories; protein 2.4g; carbohydrates 8.5g; fat 3.7g; sodium 300.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2010
You can add chili powder to make it spicier, and more chickpea flour to make it crispier. To avoid the stickiness, just be careful with how much you stir the okra (pre-cooking it in the microwave helps with this) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/15/2012
need to make it MUCH spicier. we ended up adding hot sauce and soy sauce on when it was finished. i think i like it simply because it is okra and i love okra. Read More
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41 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 24
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
11/29/2010
You can add chili powder to make it spicier, and more chickpea flour to make it crispier. To avoid the stickiness, just be careful with how much you stir the okra (pre-cooking it in the microwave helps with this) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2010
This turned out really delicious! I used regular flour instead of chickpea flour... I'm sure it's better with chickpea flour but I still really liked it. Read More
(27)
Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2009
This is a great curry recipe. The flavors are mild yet aromatic. The okra comes out crispy and full of flavor. There is a slight (very slight) kick at the end that I'm sure could be dialed up (doesn't need to be dialed back) and tastes great. This is so much easier to cook than many Indian recipes I find in recipe books. Nice job and keep submitting more great Indian recipes! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/16/2009
A good side dish.It tastes better with chilli powder and dry mango powder.very often made in indian kitchens. chhaya Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/14/2009
Delicious! A great balance of flavors it is spicy but not too hot. Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
01/01/2012
Used cumin powder & wheat germ (instead of chickpea flour) - what I had on hand. Best part - super fast & healthy. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/18/2009
The only reason i give it 4 stars vs. 5 stars is the lack of bacon. Unless of course you consider it as a side dish to a plate of bacon. Then it's definitely 5 stars. But seriously folks having lived in North Carolina for 8 years before moving to Seattle if I had only known of this recipe back then I could have found a lot more use for all my neighbors okra! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/24/2010
So yummy with rice. I subbed with ground cumin and chili powder. Thank you for sharing this recipe. Wonderful with okra fresh from the garden. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2009
I'm not a fan of okra but I tried this dish because of the curry and yum... got to love the spice! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/15/2012
need to make it MUCH spicier. we ended up adding hot sauce and soy sauce on when it was finished. i think i like it simply because it is okra and i love okra. Read More
(2)
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