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Updated on October 11, 2011
Okra(lady's finger)
Okra(lady's finger)
Fried okra
Fried okra
Okra pachadi
Okra pachadi

Okra or Lady's Finger

The scientific name of Okra plant is Abelmoschus esculentus.

It is cultivated in warm temperate and tropical regions of the world. It is rich source of dietary fiber,minerals,vitamin A,C and K.It is used to control cholesterol and over weight problems.It is the best vegetable which contains anti-oxidants such as beta carotenes, xanthin and lutein. The important minerals like iron ,calcium,manganese and magnesium are rich in okra.We can make different types of food items with okra.One of these is okra kichadi.

Ingredients :

1. Lady's finger - 15 nos.

(Cut into 0.25 thick)

2. Grated coconut - 1 cup

3. Cumin seed - 1/2 tsp

4. Curd - 2 cups

5. Coconut oil - 2 cups

6. Mustard seed - 4 tsp

7.Curry leaves - Few

8.Red chillies - 2 nos.

9.Chopped green chillies - 6 nos.

10. Small onion - 3 nos.

11. Salt - to taste

Method of Preparation

Take cumin seeds,small onion pieces ,green chillies, grated coconut and grind to make into a fine paste and add curd ,keep aside.

Fry the small pieces of ladies finger in coconut oil with salt. Add fried ladies finger into the above coconut mix that is already prepared.Add salt according to our taste.

Heat oil in a pan.Splutter the mustard seeds, add some small onion pieces,red chilly pieces and curry leaves and pour into the pachadi.You will get a deliciouas pachadi.It can be used as a side dish for cooked rice.

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    • DDE profile image

      Devika Primić 5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      I have seen this vegetable but had no idea of how to cook it thanks for the helpful recipe

    • NP.QUEEN profile image

      NP.QUEEN 6 years ago from Dubai


      Usage will vary according to culture and nationality.Thank you for reading my hub and the valuable comment.Try to read my other hubs also.

    • Danette Watt profile image

      Danette Watt 6 years ago from Illinois

      I love okra, can eat it right off the vine! But it has to be picked when it's small. Once they start getting to be the size of the ones in your first picture, they start to get tough.

      Nice hub.