Okra with Potatoes

This simple North Indian recipe is one of my favorites, and is provided by my mother, Mrs. N. Kochhar, of New Delhi, India. You can leave out the hot pepper if you wish.


  • 1 (one) pound fresh Okra
  • One large, or two medium onions
  • 1 (one) potato, peeled
  • 6 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 1 hot green pepper (remove stem, slit lengthwise)
  • 1/2 (half) teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 (half) teaspoon turmeric powder
okra with potatoes and onions

Wash okra, remove stems, cut lengthwise (about 4 pieces for each pod), then dry thoroughly on paper towels.

Slice onion thinly then separate into long pieces. Cut potatoes into cubes, about 1/2" (half inch) on side.

In large frying pan, heat oil on medium heat. Add onions and potatoes and stir until lightly browned. Add salt, turmeric and then the Okra pieces, plus the hot pepper. Cook uncovered.

Stir occasionally until done (approx. 20 minutes). Serves four.

If you have any questions or comments about this recipe, please send them by e-mail to kochhar@physiology.wisc.edu

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This recipe first published on : Dec. 26, 2010
This page last modified on : Mar. 27, 2006