Okra Tamarind Curry

Number of Servings: 4 (171 g)
Active Time: 15 min.
Total Time: 45 min.
Okra Tamarind Curry

Although the curries of southern India are less well-known in the United States, they are a unique treat worth adding to your regular recipe rotation. Based on tamarinds instead of tomato or coconut, this curry is marvelously tangy.


  • 20-25 tender okra, cut into 1" pieces
  • 3 Tbsp. tamarind pulp
  • 1 Tbsp. canola oil
  • ½ tsp. mustard seeds
  • 2 springs of fresh curry leaves
  • 8-10 dry red chilies
  • 4 Tbsp. coriander seeds
  • ½ tsp. cumin
  • 2 Tbsp. rice, uncooked


  1. Place the okra, tamarind pulp and ½ cup water in a pan and bring to a boil. Simmer until the okra changes color and is just tender.
  2. Dry roast the whole spices (chiles, coriander and rice) one at a time, until fragrant, Grind them into a coarse powder with a mortar or spice grinder.
  3. Heat oil in a new pan and add the mustard seeds. When it starts to splutter, add the curry leaves and the spice powder. Fry it briefly before adding the cooked okra, taking care not to burn the spices. Add liquid to reach desired consistency, cooking down the liquid and adding a bit more until the flavors are as you like them.

Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container

Serving Size 171 g

Amount per serving
Calories 140
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 0.5g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 15mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 8g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 9g
Protein 4g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 111mg 8%
Iron 2.6mg 15%
Potassium 585mg 10%
Vitamin A 66.9mcg 8%
Vitamin C 144.4mg 160%
Vitamin E 1.4mg 6%
Vitamin K 33.9mcg 30%
Thiamin 0.2mg 15%
Riboflavin 0.1mg 8%
Niacin 2.7mg 20%
Vitamin B6 0.6mg 35%
Folate 58.5mcg 15%
Vitamin B12 0mcg 0%
Biotin 0.2mcg 0%
Chloride 22.5mg 0%
Pantothenate 0.4mg 0%
Phosphorus 113.3mg 10%
Iodine 1.7mcg 2%
Magnesium 82.5mg 20%
Zinc 0.9mg 10%
Selenium 3.8mcg 8%
Copper 0.3mg 20%
Manganese 0.9mg 35%
Chromium 0mcg 0%
Molybdenum 7.5mcg 15%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


Red Chili Pepper, Okra, Rice, Tamarind, Coriander, Canola Oil, Curry Leaves, Cumin, Mustard Seed.

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