You’ve probably heard of okra before, but have you ever tried it? Okra, also known as ladies fingers, has a lot of health benefits and tastes great in many different dishes. It is commonly used in Indian meals, and you can also pickle it, make fritters, or even use it in a stew. To give you some inspiration on how to use the veggie, here are 15 recipes from the Food Monster App all using okra.
1. Golden Battered Okra Fritters
These Golden Battered Okra Fritters are perfect to bring to summer parties. They have a batter that is seasoned, with a crisp golden shell with the tender okra inside. Simple, quick, and so good!
2. Sausage Gumbo Red Bean Burgers With Quick Pickled Okra
In this super savory patty you’ll find red beans, celery, and spices to make it juicy and savory! These Sausage Gumbo Red Bean Burgers With Quick Pickled Okra are layered with roasted peppers, pickled okra, onions, and hot sauce.
3. Raw Okra Chips
Totally not fried, these Raw Okra Chips are healthier for you than regular chips! They still have the salty and crunchy taste you want from chips, and with a hint of okra flavor.
4. Bharli Bhendi: Indian Stuffed Okra
This Bharli Bhendi: Indian Stuffed Okra is based on the popular Indian dish with the same name. In this plant-based version, you’ll get a stuffing made of roasted peanuts, toasted dried coconut, and plenty of traditional herbs and spices. Perfect with a side of rice!
5. Oven-Fried Okra With Sunflower Cider Dip
This Oven-Fried Okra With Sunflower Cider Dip gives you the fried flavor you’re craving, but without the guilt and with all the nutrition intact! The perfect appetizer for any time.
6. Bhindi Masala Curry: Spicy Stuffed Okra Curry
In this Bhindi Masala Curry: Spicy Stuffed Okra Curry the okra is sautéed until tender, then stuffed with the spice powder. The dish is perfect to serve with a side of rice and roti.
7. Spicy Greek Baked Okra
Try a bite of this Spicy Greek Baked Okra, and you’ll wonder why you’ve never tried it before. Fresh okra, bell pepper, and red onion are tossed with mustard, olive oil, smoked paprika, and turmeric then baked until tender-crisp… it’s the perfect combination!
8. Aloo Bhindi ki Subzi: Potato-Okra Curry
A good curry can never go wrong! Especially when it’s easy to make and satisfying like this Aloo Bhindi ki Subzi: Potato-Okra Curry. The perfect hearty meal when you have little time and want something good.
9. Harissa Roasted Potato, Okra, and Broccoli
When okra is cooked right, it can make a meal even better… like in this Harissa Roasted Potato, Okra, and Broccoli! Broccoli, potatoes, and okra are roasted in a piquant sauce of harissa, garlic, olive oil, and ground black pepper, and added with sun-dried tomatoes for some more savory flavors!
10. Achari Dahi Bhindi With Roti: Indian Pickled Okra With Flatbread
Maybe the most delicious wrap you’ll ever make! This Achari Dahi Bhindi With Roti: Indian Pickled Okra With Flatbread is spicy, tangy, and perfect as a side dish or as a small dish in between meals.
11. Fried Okra With Remoulade
A true lover of comfort food? You have to try this Fried Okra With Remoulade recipe! These crispy and crunchy bites are perfect to dip into your favorite vegan sauce!
12. Greek-Style Baked Okra
In this recipe, you’ll find fresh okra that is tenderized, seasoned, mixed with tomato sauce, and then baked. It makes it super flavorful, and even better when you top this Greek-Style Baked Okra with some fresh parsley and garlic.
13. Crispy Spiced Cauliflower and Okra
A fast and healthy dish that is still good and fragrant! Cauliflower, okra, mushrooms, and a whole lot of spices are used to make this Crispy Spiced Cauliflower and Okra that will satisfy your taste-buds.
14. Okra and Corn Stuffed Squash Blossoms
A mixture of corn, okra, asparagus, dill, and garlic is found in these Okra and Corn Stuffed Squash Blossoms. They are super fresh and perfect for summer!
15. Southern Okra, Pecan, and Cherry Tomato Stir-Fry
Not sure about okra yet? Try this recipe, and you’ll definitely be convinced! Bright spices and amazing flavors make this Southern Okra, Pecan, and Cherry Tomato Stir-Fry unique!
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Lead image source: Achari Dahi Bhindi With Roti: Indian Pickled Okra With Flatbread