Okra In a Cilantro Sauce “Seyal Bhindi”

This summer I have been busy travelling. First it was India, to visit my family and this weekend we visited Chicago to attend a family friend’s wedding. It’s been hectic but a lot of fun. I have tons of photographs and stories to share with you’ll from my India trip. Will work on that for the upcoming post.

While in Mumbai, I managed to get in touch with blogger friend Khushboo who has a lovely blog http://kthadani.com/ that I follow. We were unable to meet up but it was so nice to speak to her.

Okra in cilantro sauce is a quick and delicious recipe that goes well with Indian bread. It is made with lots of fresh cilantro, tomatoes and green chillies. This is one of my favorite recipes for cooking okra. I hope you enjoy it!


  • 300 grams of okra- slit in the middle and the tops cut off
  • 1/2 onion
  • 2  green chillies
  • 1 cup loosely packed cilantro- washed and cleaned
  • 2 medium tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 2- 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger grated
  • salt to taste


Grind onion, green chilies, cilantro, garlic, ginger and coriander powder. Add water to make a fine paste. Keep aside.

Grind the tomatoes and keep aside.

Heat oil in a vessel. Add the ground cilantro mixture and let it cook for 5 minutes on medium high heat. Add the tomatoes and fry this for 10 minutes.

Add okra, salt to taste and 1/2 cup boiling water. Cover and cook for 15 minutes till okra is cooked.

Serve hot with”Chappati”. Enjoy!

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