This is an authentic Indian-style okra with bell peppers and tomatoes. It is best served with roti (indian bread) or rice. You can adjust the spices according to your taste.



Recipe Summary

15 mins
20 mins
35 mins
4 servings


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • Heat about 1 inch of oil in a skillet over medium heat. Fry okra in the hot oil to reduce the stickiness of the okra yet maintaining the green color, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer fried okra to a paper towel-lined plate.

  • Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a separate skillet; cook and stir onion and salt until onion is transparent, 5 to 10 minutes. Add green chile pepper, ginger paste, garlic paste, and turmeric and cook until onion is evenly coated, about 1 minute.

  • Stir tomatoes into seasoned onion mixture and cook for 2 minutes. Add ground coriander, ground cumin, and cayenne powder; cook and stir until tomatoes are cooked but not completely mashed, about 4 minutes.

  • Mix bell peppers and cilantro into onion-tomato mixture; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Add okra and cook over very low heat for 4 minutes. Sprinkle garam masala over okra.

Editor's Note:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. Amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

186 calories; protein 3.4g 7% DV; carbohydrates 15.9g 5% DV; fat 13.3g 21% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 621.9mg 25% DV. Full Nutrition

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I didn't make any changes. This was so delicious! Thank you for the recipe. Read More