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Yogurt-Based Okra Potato Curry

I like to cook and eat natural, healthy, and tasty foods. I use minimal oil and don't use artificial colors or preservatives in my cooking.

Yogurt-based okra potato curry.

Yogurt-based okra potato curry.

Eating Okra Has Multiple Benefits!

I buy okra often. It has a unique and pleasing flavor, it cooks quickly, and it has many health benefits, as well. This vegetable is rich in folate, antioxidants, minerals, fiber, and nutrients.

This mildly spicy okra potato curry is yogurt-based, and it's lovely when served with chapati, roti, or rice. I made this curry in just 30 minutes, and it made enough for three people.

Cook Time

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10 min

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30 min

Serves 3 people

Ingredients

  • 1 cup okra, washed, cut lengthwise into 1-centimeter strips
  • 1 cup potato, peeled, cubed into 1-centimeter cubes, washed with water
  • 1/2 cup thick yogurt (use a less-sour type)
  • 2 green chilies, crushed
  • 1/4 inch ginger, crushed
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 small tomato, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 3 teaspoons oil
  • 2 teaspoons fresh coriander leaves, finely chopped, for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a blender or mixer, add green chilies, garlic cloves, and ginger. Make a paste. Place it in a small bowl.
  2. Heat the oil in a deep-bottomed pan. Add cumin seeds. Let them crackle.
  3. Add chopped onions. Saute them until they become pinkish.
  4. Throw in potato cubes and okra pieces. Add some salt. Saute the mixture for 2 minutes.
  5. Sprinkle in some water to keep the contents wet. Cover the pan and cook over medium-low heat until the veggies are about halfway cooked through.
  6. Add chopped tomatoes. Continue cooking for 3 to 4 minutes or until tomatoes get mashed a bit.
  7. Add the ground spice masala mixture, red chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, and garam masala powder. Saute for 30 seconds. Add yogurt. Add remaining salt. Mix well.
  8. Let the mixture come to a gentle boil. Turn off the heat after 1 minute.
  9. This mouthwatering okra potato curry is ready! Transfer the curry to a serving bowl.
  10. Garnish with freshly chopped coriander leaves.
  11. Serve with roti, chapati, or steamed rice. Enjoy!

Photo Tutorial

Step one: Crush green chilies, ginger, and garlic.

Step one: Crush green chilies, ginger, and garlic.

Set aside the mixture.

Set aside the mixture.

Step two: Saute cumin seeds in oil until they crackle. Add chopped onions and continue sauteing until they become pinkish.

Step two: Saute cumin seeds in oil until they crackle. Add chopped onions and continue sauteing until they become pinkish.

Step three: Add potato cubes and okra pieces. Add some salt. Saute over low flame for two minutes.

Step three: Add potato cubes and okra pieces. Add some salt. Saute over low flame for two minutes.

Sprinkle in a little water to keep the veggies wet.

Sprinkle in a little water to keep the veggies wet.

Step four: When the veggies cook halfway through, add chopped tomatoes. Continue cooking until tomatoes become a bit mushy.

Step four: When the veggies cook halfway through, add chopped tomatoes. Continue cooking until tomatoes become a bit mushy.

Step five: Throw in all the spice powders and the ground spice mix. Give it a good mix.

Step five: Throw in all the spice powders and the ground spice mix. Give it a good mix.

After mixing well.

After mixing well.

Step six: Add yogurt and remaining salt. Boil the mixture for 1 to 2 minutes.

Step six: Add yogurt and remaining salt. Boil the mixture for 1 to 2 minutes.

Turn off the flame. Your favorite okra potato curry is ready to serve! Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves. Serve with roti, chapati, or rice. Enjoy eating!

Turn off the flame. Your favorite okra potato curry is ready to serve! Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves. Serve with roti, chapati, or rice. Enjoy eating!

The okra potato curry in a serving bowl.

The okra potato curry in a serving bowl.