Friday, 5 August 2011

Ladies Finger (Okra) Raita

I have tried using many different vegetables to make raita and one of the delicious versions I like is the ladies finger (okra) raita. Crunchy fried ladies finger in yogurt goes well with pulav, sambar rice and roti.


Ingredients - Serves 4
  • Ladies finger sliced - 1 cup
  • Non fat yogurt / curd - 1 cup
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Salt to taste


  • Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, when it pops add curry leaves and sliced ladies finger
  • Add required salt and fry until it is crispy
  • Mix the fried ladies finger in yogurt / curd
  • Serve with rice, pulav or  chapati

Nutritional Information
  • Ladies finger contains vitamins A & C and is also a good source of iron and calcium
  • Fiber found in ladies finger helps stabilize blood sugar levels
  • Ladies finger helps cure ulcers, protects joints and skin
  • 4 Servings = 300 calories approximately

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