Wednesday 29 February 2012

Okra and Potato Curry - Nepalese Style

Nepalese cuisine is mainly dhal, curry and rice, it's staple cuisine. Another staple is momos a stuffed dumpling with meats and vegetables. Some Nepalese recipes, I have made are Nepalese potato salad, Nepalese Chai Cookies and Nepalese Dhal, In today's recipe I am sharing this delicious Nepalese Okra and Potato curry.

Yield: Serves 4
Okra and Potato Curry - Nepalese Style

Okra and Potato Curry - Nepalese Style

A lovely combination of fried potatoes and Okra cooked with an array of spices in a Nepalese Style.
Prep time: 10 MCook time: 25 MTotal time: 35 M


  • 240 g Okra
  • 1 red Onion
  • 2 medium potatoes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon szechaun pepper powder
  • 2 tablespoons mustard oil ( I used sunflower)
  • 1 clove garlic finely chopped
  • 3 green chillies finely chopped
  • Few springs of fresh coriander for garnish


  1. Wash the Okra and dry thoroughly.
  2. Remove the top and bottom of the okra and cut them into thin strips.
  3. Wash and peel the potatoes and cut into strips.
  4. Peel the onion and cut into slices
  5. Heat oil in a pan when it is hot add the garlic and onions and saute for 1-2 minutes, Add the okra and potatoes and saute for 3-5 minutes longer.
  6. Add the salt, turmeric, green chillies, pepper and mix well.
  7. Cover and cook on low heat until potatoes are cooked. (Approx 15 minutes) Make sure you stir the curry in between to get even cooking and avoiding sticking to pan.
  8. Transfer to a serving dish and garnish with fresh chopped coriande

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You may like to serve this curry with Rotis or bread of choice and Nepalese dhal

You can find a variety of ways that Okra are cooked in  different parts of  the world. This is a lovely Goan style Okra fry and this Gujarati style Dry Bindi Masala Okra.

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  1. interesting. mustard oil i havent used as i think the smell is bit too strong. but okra and potato this way tastes yummy

  2. What a clever idea to use szechaun pepper powder with okra and potato. I love Nepali food for the way they so easily mix Indian and Chinese cooking traditions!
    Lovely sabzi :-)

  3. Okra with potatoes...that's a new combo!! I've never heard of mixing these two before this. Thanks for sharing such fab recipes. :)

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  4. Never tired the Okra and potatoes combo.. looks good..

  5. very tasty!.a different way to do the regular bhindi..:)

  6. This looks absolutely yummy..I should try this soon...Bookmarking this one..


  7. Delicious and yummy looking Okra and potato curry. Excellent preparation.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  8. A love okra and this curry looks really good.

  9. I have always wanted to try okra :)

  10. There's nothing nicer than fresh okra. Love the recipe.

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