Lentil and okra curry

Lentil and okra curry

  • serves 2
  • Easy

Okra has got a bit of a bad reputation, but this delicious, quick and easy veggie curry proves just how delicious it can be. Plus, it will be on the table in just 30 minutes.


Make this lentil and okra curry for a comforting dinner, then check out more vegetarian curry recipes such as our easy spinach, chickpea & potato curry, lentil curry and dahl recipe. For more inspiration, see our collection of dahl recipes.



  • onion 1, chopped
  • ginger 1cm piece, grated
  • red lentils 250g
  • oil
  • okra 200g, trimmed
  • cumin seeds 1 tsp
  • dried chilli 1, sliced
  • garlic 2 cloves, chopped
  • coriander a handful, chopped
  • Total 0% Greek yoghurt


  • Step 1

    Put the onion, ginger and lentils in a saucepan with enough water just to cover and bring to a simmer. Cook for 20 minutes or until tender, adding more water if you need to.

  • Step 2

    Heat a little oil in a frying pan, add the okra and fry for a couple of minutes then add the cumin, chilli and garlic and stir well until the okra is tender. Serve the lentils in deep bowls with the okra spooned on top and coriander sprinkled on. Add a dollop of yoghurt if you like.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 506
  • Fat 7.4g
  • Saturates 0.6g
  • Carbs 80.5g
  • Protein 34.4g