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Okra Spicy Curry by Lahiru Dhananjaya

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30th July 2021

Message from the Chef

“This curry is very good with white rice and bread, and it has good benefits for our health. This is one traditional food of Sri Lanka.” 

Lahiru Dhananjaya


  • Okra (Ladies fingers) 200g
  • Onion 30g
  • Garlic 10g
  • Tomato 30g
  • Curry powder 1tsp
  • Saffron 1tsp
  • Cinnamon stick 1g
  • Coconut milk 2cp
  • Curry leaves 5p
  • Pandan leaves 1g
  • Green chili 5g
  • Salt 1tsp or to taste
  • Olive oil 1tbs


Cook-time: 15 minutes

First rinse the okra and slice it leisurely.

Chop the onion, garlic and tomato

Heat the pan with olive oil and add onion and garlic until the color is golden  brown color.

Add all the ingredients except okra and coconut milk.

Sautee the ingredients and add the okra in to it then mix well for 2 or 3 minutes.

Then add coconut milk and let it simmered 5 minutes.

Finish up with salt according to your taste. 

Author of the Recipe

Lahiru Dhananjaya is currently employed at the Terrace Green Hotel Negombo in Sri Lanka

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