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Sri Lankan recipe for okra curry. The perfect quick and easy midweek supper

  • Author: Tooting Mama
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4
  • Category: Side dish
  • Cuisine: Sri Lankan


  • 500g okra, trimmed and sliced lengthways
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 onion halved and sliced
  • 1 green chilli, sliced and de-seeded (leave seeds in for additional heat)
  • A sprig of curry leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon of tumeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon of coriander powder
  • 250mls of coconut milk
  • 60mls vegetable stock
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Place the cut okra in a colander and wash thoroughly before setting aside
  • Heat the oil in a large frying pan, add the sliced onion, green chilli and curry leaves. Cook unitl the onions are soft and transparent.
  • Now add the okra, followed by the dried spices, stir until the okra is coated in the spices
  • Now add the coconut milk and vegetable stock, simmer until the okra is soft and tender
  • Serve with rice and a dab of yoghurt, or perhaps a side of beetroot raita

Keywords: Sri Lankan okra curry