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 is Cooking & love exploring healthy recipes. This blog is all about sharing 'Recipes for Healthy living', which are my experiments at home.

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 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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

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