Okra Brocolli in yogurt gravy

Okra Brocolli final


If you planning to try a new curry and make something simple give this curry a try. This is simple, quick and delicious serve to your family, friends & guests. After I made and tasted it, this dish has become one of my favourite side dishes to go with naans or rotis. The sauce is so rich and creamy from the yogurt-coconut paste added and it has the right balance of spices, the flavour is awesome and just loved it.

Health benefits:

Okra contains nutrients that may confer a number of health advantages, including a decreased risk of several serious medical problems.  Okra is a “power house of valuable nutrients”. It contains no fat or cholesterol, rich amounts of soluble fiber, which promotes healthy cholesterol levels, and insoluble fiber, which promotes a healthy digestive tract, lowering your risk for colorectal cancer.

Broccoli is a good source of vitamin C and folate (naturally occurring folic acid). It also contains vitamins A, K, calcium, fibre, beta-carotene and other antioxidants

Yields: 3-4 servings
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes


  • Okra/bhindi-25
  • Broccoli-1small head
  • Chopped spring onion white-1/2cup
  • Spring onion greens-1/4cup+for garnishing
  • Yogurt/curd-1cup
  • Besan/chickpea flour-1tbsp
  • Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
  • Mustard seeds-1tsp
  • Cumin seeds-1/2tsp
  • Curry leaves-10
  • Salt- to taste
  • Oil-2tsp+for roasting okra

For grinding:

  • Roughly diced onion-1medium
  • Fennel seeds-1tsp
  • Green chillies-3
  • Desiccated coconut-2-3tbsp
  • Ginger-1/2inch piece
  • Fresh coriander-a handful


  • Trim the edges of the okra and slice to 2-3pieces.
  • Beat the yogurt, besan/chickpea flour in a bowl and keep it ready.
  • Heat 2tsp oil, add the sliced okra and saute it uncovered on low heat, till it’s almost tender and crisp (approx. 8-10minutes) remove and keep aside.
  • Now combine onion, green chillies, coconut, fennel seeds, ginger, fresh coriander and ground to smooth paste and keep aside.
  • Now heat oil in another saucepan add mustard seeds as it splluters, add cumin seeds, curry leaves and saute for a few seconds.
  • Then add spring onion white and sauté for a minute.
  • Then add broccoli and sauté for 3-4minutes.
  • Add salt, turmeric, ground paste, beaten yogurt and saute till it turns thick.
  • Once the mixture thickens add sauted okra/bhindi, spring onion green (add water if the as per the desired consistency) and simmer it on low for 5minutes and remove.

About Chitra Jagadish

My passion for Cooking & love to explore healthy recipes. This blog is a result from it and am here to share 'Recipes for Healthy living'...Its all about 'FOOD and HEALTH'

Posted on January 25, 2015, in Indian, Side dish and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. You had me at okra on this one. Love the stuff!


  2. I only learned recently how healthy okra was. A friend told me that it’s particularly beneficial for diabetics.

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  3. Ladies Finger and broccoli combo sounds interesting:-)

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  4. interesting recipe 🙂

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  5. Okra paired with broccoli sounds great, Chitra… as does the yogurt gravy! Healthy and flavorful offering!

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