Lady finger and Tamarind Curry


  • Lady Fingers -1/2 kg cut into cubes
  • Small onion – 6-7 Sliced
  • Tomato -1 chopped
  • Garlic Sliced-3-4 pods
  • Curry leaves-1 string
  • Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp
  • Tamarind water- ½ cup
  • Sambar powder -1 1/2 tsp
  • Methi seeds- ¼ tsp
  • Oil-2 tbsp
  • Turmeric-couple pinches
  • Salt to taste


  1. Start by heating up a wok (kadai) then add mustard seeds, methi seeds and curry leaves.
  2. Now add okra, sliced onion and garlic, sauté for some time so that everything gets mixed well.
  3. Now add chopped tomato and add salt, turmeric powder, and sambhar powder, sauté the mix for a few minute.
  4. Now add the tamarind water to the mix.
  5. Now it takes 10-15 minutes to get cooked nicely, keep the flame on medium and wait till oil gets separated.


  1. Serve it with steamed rice and dosa or chapatti.
  2. You can also make same gravy with any other vegetable of your choice.
  3. You can even add a ground coconut paste to give it a rich texture.

Lady finger and Tamarind Curry

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