Coconut and Okra Curry

Caril de Coco e Quiabos

I love okra and am always trying new recipes. This Coconut and Okra Curry is one of those wonderful recipes that always comes out well.

I had never made this recipe this way before, I usually make a simple coconut curry my grandmother's way and I add the okra.

Until this year, because I had half a mango in the fridge waiting to be used, I remembered to try using it in this recipe.

Ahh that and the peanut butter, which makes all the difference in the final result of this coconut and okra curry.

Since then, i've been cooking this recipe quite a lot at home. It's delicious, and around here, we love okra!

Besides, it's a very Indian style recipe, which is a kind of food we love to cook here (and eat!).

Do you want more delicious recipes? I suggest you this Codfish with Potato Sticks - it's delicious and super easy to make.

Caril de Coco e Quiabos com mãos

How do you make this Coconut and Okra Curry?

I love to follow in my mother's and grandmother's footsteps, and at home we only make curry recipes that are really easy.

The secret is to mix the spices and let them toast well, so that the aromas are released.

To make this coconut and okra curry, simply saute the onion with the spices.

Add the mango, peanut butter, and coconut milk.

And voila, this is the basis for a good coconut and okra curry!

For this recipe you'll need:

  • Okra
  • Olive oil
  • Onion
  • Tomato
  • Tumeric powder
  • Cumin powder
  • Paprika powder
  • Salt
  • Mango
  • Peanut butter
  • Coconut milk
  • Lime
  • Coriander
  • Rice to go with it

What are the tricks to getting this Coconut and Okra Curry right?

The biggest trick to cook any kind of curry is to let the spices toast well, this way your curry will be more flavorsome.

As for the okra, you need to fry them a little in olive oil, so that the starch doesn't get so sticky.

The tomato will add some acidity while the curry cooks.

The mango gives a slightly sweet flavor, which contrasts quite well with the acidity of the tomato and lime.

The peanut butter, on the other hand, is used to add creaminess to the curry.

Finally, coriander is always fundamental in any curry, it gives lightness and freshness and goes very well with coconut milk.

Caril de Coco e Quiabos de cima

Let's check the step by step?

Caril de Coco e Quiabos 45º

Coconut and Okra Curry

This Coconut and Okra Curry is perfect for a family dinner or to impress friends. It's super creamy and delicious and is a great alternative vegetarian dish.
Preparation time20 minutes
Cooking time25 minutes
Total:45 minutes
Key words: curry, curry with mango, coconut curry, coconut and okra curry, indian food, delicious, dinner, okra
Porções: 4 portions


  • 2 cups diced okra
  • Olive oil to taste
  • 1 diced onion
  • 1 diced tomatoes
  • 2 tsp tumeric powder
  • 2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp paprika powder
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ diced mango
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • Juice of ½ lime
  • Coriander to taste
  • Rice to go with it


  • Start by sauteing the okra in olive oil until they start to get less sticky. Set aside.
  • Saute the onion in olive oil until soft and translucent.
  • Add the tumeric, cumin and paprika and toast well.
  • Add the tomatoes and cook until softened.
  • Add the mango and cook for 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Next, add the peanut butter and stir well until it melts into the mixture.
  • Add the coconut milk and let it boil, stirring occasionally and blend everything.
  • Add the okra and bring to a boil.
  • Adjust the seasoning, adding salt if necessary.
  • Turn off the heat, squeeze the juice of ½ lemon and stir well.
  • Sprinkle with coriander and serve with basmati rice.


I use basmati rice because it goes great with curry recipes, but you can use the rice of your choice.
This recipe is made with okra, but you can adapt it for other ingredients like squash, eggplant, zucchini, chickpeas or even chicken or fish, and you don't need to saute it first.

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