#410 – Lentil and Okra Curry Lunch

#410 - Lentil and Okra Curry

I often see okra in my local Checkers but, not knowing how to cook it and having read tales of how slimy it can be, have usually avoided buying it.  After a little internet research I discovered cooking okra with tomatoes reduces the slime factor.  With this knowledge I took the plunge, bought some okra and devised this lentil and okra curry.

Today’s Lunch:

  • Lentil and Okra curry,
  • brown rice with sun dried tomatoes,
  • coriander yoghurt,
  • dried mango and
  • some grapes.

Here is my recipe for Lentil and Okra Curry.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of black lentils
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2 onions thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 4 tablespoons curry powder
  • 4 tomatoes roughly chopped
  • 2 cups tomato puree
  • 1 cup water
  • 300g okra topped and tailed then cut into 1cm rounds
  • 1 green pepper cut into strips

Method:

  1. Cover lentils with water and leave to soak (overnight is best, but I only soaked them for four hours and this was sufficient).
  2. Fry onions and garlic in olive oil till the onions are translucent.
  3. Add curry powder and stir to coat.
  4. Add lentils, chopped tomatoes, tomato puree and water and leave to cook for 15 minutes.
  5. Add okra and green pepper then cook for a further 5 minutes.

Service over rice with coriander yoghurt.

Makes 4-6 servings.

Lentil and Okra Curry

2 responses to “#410 – Lentil and Okra Curry Lunch

  1. Well done on turning an often-feared vegetable into a warm and comforting meal. I’ve got this one bookmarked for when next I see okra in Checkers.

    • Nicola (Wots For Lunch)

      It’s always great to extend your veggie repertoire. I’d like to see your spin on this recipe.

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