Traditional spicy okra curry that everyone loves. It's best with Indian bread (naan or paratha) or rice. My mom says this is brain food!

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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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  • Place the okra in a large, microwave-safe dish; cook in microwave on High for 6 minutes.

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  • Heat the olive oil and cumin seeds together in a large skillet over medium heat until the cumin seeds swell and turn golden brown. Fry the onions in the heated oil for 3 minutes. Add the tomatoes to the mixture and cook another 3 minutes. Stir the okra into the mixture; season with the curry powder and salt. Cook and stir the mixture until hot, about 3 minutes more. Serve hot.

Nutrition Facts

100.4 calories; protein 3.4g 7% DV; carbohydrates 15.8g 5% DV; fat 3.9g 6% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 596.5mg 24% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
03/07/2011
I liked how simple this recipe was. Since I couldn't find fresh okra, I used frozen okra that was already cut into 1 inch pieces. I also used one 14oz can of diced tomatoes and it turned out quite well. With the extra liquid from the tomatoes I had to add more spices. I also added some cayenne pepper for heat! Will make this one again-thanks for sharing! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/01/2010
I found this recipe bland. I added 3 cloves garlic a little bit of fresh ginger and used 2tsp garam masala curry powder. I also added 1 tsp chicken boullion paste. Thanks for the recipe. Read More
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26 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 2 stars
11/01/2010
I found this recipe bland. I added 3 cloves garlic a little bit of fresh ginger and used 2tsp garam masala curry powder. I also added 1 tsp chicken boullion paste. Thanks for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/07/2011
I liked how simple this recipe was. Since I couldn't find fresh okra, I used frozen okra that was already cut into 1 inch pieces. I also used one 14oz can of diced tomatoes and it turned out quite well. With the extra liquid from the tomatoes I had to add more spices. I also added some cayenne pepper for heat! Will make this one again-thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2010
I love okra and this is without a doubt the best okra recipe I have tried. Spicy but not overbearing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2010
Very tasty! It is nice to have a palate that likes to try new food and is not so discriminate. Thanks for the recipe. Keep them coming. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/06/2010
I wasn't WOWed by this recipe. I added onion and garlic and more spices to it to amp it up. It's pretty basic at best. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/22/2010
Maybe it's because I just don't like Indian food or maybe it was because my tomato was too big. Either way after halving the recipe I felt that there was not enough spice flavor and WAY too much salt in the recipe (I would halve the amount). Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/03/2010
I thought this was just great - a good choice for a busy night if you plan ahead enough to have okra on hand that is. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/07/2011
One of my go to recipes on busy nights. I reduce the salt slightly. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2013
The recipe was really good, but, I changed it up somewhat. Instead of fresh okra, I used a 1 lb bag of frozen cut and for the 2 fresh tomatoes, I substituted one 14.3 oz can of fire roasted diced. Still, the dish came out great and I'll definitely make it again. Read More
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