Sri Lankan Okra

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Preparation time: 15
Cooking time: 15

Serves: 4

Dietary guidance: v v 

Tags: okra · srilankan ·


3/4 pound fresh, young okra
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 medium red onion, finely chopped
1/8-1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/4-1/2 teaspoon brown mustard seeds
1/2-3/4 tablespoon red chilli flakes
salt to taste
2-4 ounces fresh lime juice


Wash and thoroughly dry the okra.
Cut okra in approximately 1/2-3/4 inch thick slices

Heat oil in medium frying pan, wok, or paella pan on high heat.
Add onion and fry for 1 minute.
Add okra. Cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Add turmeric, mustard seeds, and chilli flakes.
Reduce heat to low.
Adjust salt.
Cook for 3-4 more minutes.

Remove from heat and add 2 ounces lime juice. Adjust salt.
Add additional lime juice to taste.


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