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Spiced okra with yoghurt

Fast recipe for spiced okra with yoghurt.

By Lisa Featherby
  • Serves 4
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Spiced okra with yoghurt
This dish makes a great shared appetiser served with grilled flatbread, or a side to grilled lamb or prawns. Some people are put off by the slimy texture of okra, but it's barely noticeable when it's stir-fried. If the okra is left whole it's even less sticky. Either way, we love it.


  • 2 tbsp grapeseed oil
  • 1 tsp brown mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp each cumin and coriander seeds, coarsely crushed
  • ½ tsp each ground turmeric and garam masala
  • 1 tbsp finely grated ginger
  • 600 gm okra, halved lengthways
  • 180 gm natural yoghurt
  • ¼ cup coarsely chopped coriander


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    Heat oil in a large deep frying pan over high heat. Add mustard seeds and stir until they pop (10-20 seconds), then add remaining spices and ginger, and cook until fragrant (1-2 minutes). Add okra and stir occasionally until starting to turn golden and tender (4-6 minutes). Season to taste and serve with yoghurt scattered with coriander.