Okra in Yogurt
This vibrant okra stew is thickened with chickpea flour. James Oseland

Creamy yogurt with okra is a delicious pairing.

Okra in Yogurt Okra in Yogurt
Creamy yogurt with okra is a delicious pairing.
Yield: serves 6


  • 3 tbsp. peanut oil
  • 2 tsp. cumin seeds
  • 2 tbsp. chopped garlic
  • 1 tbsp. hot paprika
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • 2 tsp. ground turmeric
  • 1 12 cups okra pods, cut crosswise into ¼” slices
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • 3 tbsp. Indian chickpea flour
  • 34 cup Greek yogurt


  1. Heat oil in a 12″ skillet over high heat. Add cumin; cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add garlic, paprika, sugar, and turmeric; cook until garlic is soft, about 2 minutes. Add okra and season with salt; cook until okra is coated in the spice mixture, about 45 seconds.
  2. Stir in 3 cups water and bring to a simmer; cook until okra is crisp-tender, about 4 minutes. Stir in chickpea flour and cook until thickened, 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat; let cool for 5 minutes. Stir in yogurt.