Okra Stir Fry / Ladies Finger Stir Fry

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Okra Stir Fry is a recipe prepared with ladies finger along with lentils and basic spice ingredients. It ia a flavorful dish made in Coconut Oil. It has coconut as well, roasted peanuts and tempered lentils like Urad dal and chana dal and spices. A well blend of flavour, taste and spices.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Served AsDinner, Lunch
CuisineSouth Indian
Servings 2


  • Ladies finger 250 gms
  • Coconut oil 2 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds 1/4 tsp
  • Urad dal 1 tsp
  • Chana dal 1 tsp
  • Green chilly 1 chopped
  • Dry Red Chilly 2 break into 2-3 pieces
  • Onion 1 large sliced
  • Curry leaves 1 sprig
  • Garlic 4 crushed
  • Lemon juice 1 tsp
  • Chilly powder 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
  • Coriander powder 1/4 tsp
  • Coconut 2 tbsp grated
  • Peanut a handful roasted and skinned
  • Salt
  • Coriander leaves for garnish


  • Wash the whole ladies finger (do not cut the edges now). Rub and pat them dry in clean kitchen towel.
  • Cut off the edges and cut them into thin rings. Set aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Add the cumin seeds, Urad dal, channa dal and saute till the dal turns golden.
  • Add the garlic, curry leaves, onion and the chillies. Saute till onions turns soft.
  • Now add the ladies finger, salt and the lemon juice, mix well.
  • Cover the pan and fry till the stickiness of ladies finger goes away around 5 mins.
  • Add the chilly powder, turmeric powder and coriander powder, mix well and fry further till the ladies finger is nicely cooked and soft approximately 5-10 mins.
  • Once it is done, add the grated coconut and the roasted peanut.
  • Fry for around 3-5 mins stirring continuously and take off the heat.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and serve.

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Akum Raj Jamir
Akum Raj Jamir

A foodie and a passionate cook. Loves everything about food. I love experimenting with food in my kitchen and develop new recipes.

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