Okra Sabji in aromatic spices
Sautéd Okra with tomatoes and aromatic spices


  • 1 pound cut okra, preferably fresh
  • 4 large plum tomatoes
  • 1 medium-sized cut red onion
  • 4 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 cup fresh chopped cilantro
  • 1/2" diced ginger
  • 1 tsp. fennel
  • 1 tsp. coriander seeds
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp. garam masala^
  • 1 tsp. turmeric
  • 2 tsp. red chilie powder
  • 2 Tbsps. canola oil
  • Salt as required


Crush cumin, coriander and fennel seeds in a mortar and pestle and set aside. In a Tbsp. of oil sauté the onions until translucent. Add ginger and garlic and cook for about 5 mins.

Sauté cut okra in a Tbsp. of oil until light brown. Add the onion, garlic and ginger mix. Add diced tomatoes and sauté for about 8 minutes until mixed in well with the okra. Add turmeric and chilie powder. Add salt. Mix well and let it cook covered for about 10 minutes. Add garam masala and cook for another 4 minutes. Turn off heat. Sprinkle fresh coriander right before serving..

Serve hot with Indian roti.

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