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Okra Curry (Bandakka Curry)


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.

Calories Per Serving


  • 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


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.