Okra Curry (Bandakka Curry)

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Okra Curry (Bandakka Curry)
Okra Curry
Susan Now

Okra Curry

Okra is a popular vegetable in Sri Lanka. Preparing it in this manner minimizes the stickiness, but make sure it is well stir-fried well before adding the liquids.
 

4
Servings
241
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 Pound okra
  • 2 Tablespoons oil
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 2 -3 green chiles, sliced
  • 1 sprig of curry leaves
  • 1/4 Teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 Teaspoon fenugreek seeds
  • 1 Tablespoon coriander powder
  • 1 Cup coconut milk
  • 1/4 Cup water
  • Salt, to taste

Directions

Wash okra, cut off tops, and slice diagonally into 1-inch pieces. Heat the oil in the pan. Sauté the onions until translucent. Add the green chiles, curry leaves, and okra and stir-fry for 2-3 minutes.

 

Add the turmeric, fenugreek seeds, and coriander powder and toss well. Add the coconut milk, water, and salt and simmer until okra is tender, about 20 minutes.
 

Okra Shopping Tip

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age.

Okra Cooking Tip

Vegetable should typically be cooked as quickly as possible, as they can become bland and mushy, and lose vitamins and minerals.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
20g
30%
Sugar
4g
N/A
Saturated Fat
11g
56%
Protein
5g
9%
Carbs
17g
6%
Vitamin A
58µg
6%
Vitamin B6
0.4mg
19%
Vitamin C
98mg
100%
Vitamin E
2mg
9%
Vitamin K
45µg
56%
Calcium
127mg
13%
Fiber
5g
21%
Folate (food)
89µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
89µg
22%
Iron
4mg
19%
Magnesium
107mg
27%
Monounsaturated
5g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
9%
Phosphorus
153mg
22%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
629mg
18%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.1mg
6.4%
Sodium
589mg
25%
Thiamin (B1)
0.3mg
18.9%
Zinc
1mg
8%

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