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Curried Okra with Tomatoes

Curried Okra with Tomatoes is a delicious vegetable side dish for any meal. With sliced okra, juicy tomatoes, and fragrant spices, it's tasty as it is healthy!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Global
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 92kcal
Author: Lalaine Manalo


  • 1 pound okra
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 small onion, peeled and chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • teaspoon chili powder
  • salt and pepper
  • ½ cup water


  • Rinse the okra and pat dry. Trim the ends of the pod and cut into horizontally into about ½-inch lengths.
  • In a wide pan over high heat, heat oil. Add onions and garlic and cook until softened.
  • Add tomatoes and okra and cook, stirring regularly, for about 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add curry powder, chili powder, and salt and pepper to taste. Stir to combine.
  • Add water and bring to a simmer. Lower heat, cover, and continue to cook for about 10 to 15 minutes or until vegetable is tender.
  • Serve immediately.


The acids in the tomatoes help control slime production, but you can also try soaking them in vinegar and water for about 30 minutes or spritzing them with lemon juice before cooking.