Oven Baked Okra in Yogurts Based Curry – Healthy Option!

Oven Baked Okra in Yogurts Based Curry – Healthy Option!

Vendaikai Mor-Kuzhambu:

Other Names: Bhindi Kadhi. Vendaka Mor Curry.


Okra 1 large bowl full
Yogurts 4 cups
Turmeric powder 1/4 spoon
Asafoetida 1/4 spoon
Oil few spoons.

Wet Grind these to a Thick Paste:

Pepper 1-2 spoons
Green chilies 5
Thoor dal 1 cup – soaked
Tomato 1
Ginger 3-4 inch size. peeled.
Garlic 4 -5 cloves

For Tempering:

Mustard seeds 1/2 spoon
Cumin seeds 1/4 spoon
Urad dal 1/4 spoon
Asafoetida 1/4 spoon
Dry red chilies 3
Curry leaves few
Oil few spoons
Oil for shallow frying.


Spray oil in an oven safe tray, spread the vegetables. Bake for 20-30 minutes over 350 degrees. Once the okras turn crisp on the outside and not so sticky anymore, remove from heat.

Heat oil in a wok, add wet ground paste to it. Fry them till the raw odor is gone.

Further add asafoetida, salt, turmeric and baked veggies. Mix them well. Then add yogurts and bring it to boil.

In a separate pan, heat oil. Add mustard, cumin, asafoetida, red chilies, pepper and curry leaves. Fry for a while…till they pop and splutter. Run this seasoning over the gravy made above.

Serve warm along with plain steamed rice.


15 Responses so far.

  1. sangee vijay says:

    i too tried okra in oven…tat turns more stiff n no sticky… yoghurt gravy looks so tempting…love it anytime with rice n vathal..

  2. Okra Curry looks delicious and mouthwatering. Very healthy preparation.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  3. Suja says:

    Wow healthy and yummy..nice recipe dear,thanks for sharing.

  4. aipi says:

    I often make okra kadhi and love it never tried this way- sounds really cool!
    US Masala

  5. TipsNDeals says:

    yummy okra curry..new to me I’ll definitely try this..

  6. Suman Singh says:

    Never cooked orka in this way, looks simply delicious!

  7. Vidhya says:

    Okra with yogurt is new to me I always use coconut milk.Loved this healthy version.

  8. Nitha says:

    Thats a healthy and yummy one.. Looks great…

  9. Sobha Shyam says:

    I liked the idea of baking..healthy !! have never tried this way, recipe looks great!!

  10. kittymatti says:

    wow! this certainly looks delicious and healthy :)

  11. divya says:

    Wow rich and creamy..looks so delicious, great for rotis.

  12. Swathi says:

    I like okra, love the idea of baking them. Nice recipe.

  13. Raji says:

    Never tried okra this way malar…looks absolutely inviting.

  14. I tried your other okra gravy, so I guess I need to try this one too, looks superb :)

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