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Okra spiced Gojju

Okra spiced Gojju

Dosha benefits: Pitta, Vata


    • 15-20 tender Okra
    • 1 tsp Tamarind Paste (adjust according to taste)
    • 1 inch cube sized Jaggary (adjust to taste)
    • ¾ cups Grated Coconut, fresh/frozen
    • 1 tbsp Oil
    • For Spice Powder to grind and add:
      • 4-6 Dry Red Chilis (adjust to taste)
      • ½ tbsp Sesame Seeds
      • 1 tsp Black Peppercorns (adjust to taste)
      • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
      • 1 tbsp Chana Dal/Bengal Gram Dal
      • ½ tbsp Urad Dal/Split Black Gram
      • Pinch of Methi Seeds
      • ¼ tsp Hing/Asafetida
    • For Tempering:
      • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
      • Few Curry Leaves
      • Pinch Hing/Asafetida
      • Pinch of Turmeric
  • 1 tsp Oil 


  • Dry roast the ingredients listed under spice powder and grind them into a fine powder. 
  • Next in the frying pan heat 1 tbsp oil and add in mustard seeds, cumin seeds, curry leaves, asafetida, and turmeric.
  • Add chopped Okra and fry for 8 to 10 minutes. 
  • Now add tamarind juice extract and salt. Cook for further 5 minutes.
  • Grind the previously ground masala powder along with coconut and cilantro. 
  • Add this ground paste to the okra pan. Add Jaggery as needed.
  • Adjust the amount of water as needed, close the lid and bring it to a boil. 

Ayurveda Tip:

  • Caters to all six tastes
  • Sweet, Sour, Spicy/pungent, Salty, Bitter & Astringent
  • Okra is Vata & Pitta pacifier
  • Okra is rich source of vital nutrients required by the body to maintain a healthy immune system (Calcium, Potassium, Iron, Zinc, Vit A, C & K, Antioxidants, Fiber)
  • Toughens up your Skeleton and for tissues, tendons, cartilage & teeth – Kapha is nature
  • Benefits the digestive system 
  • Immune system
  • Good for your eyes
  • Wonderful for your skin
  • Cleans up congestion and helps you breathe better

Note: The information in this article is intended for your educational use only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health providers with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition and before undertaking any diet, supplement, fitness, or other health programs.