Okra and Sweet Corn Stew

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Okra Sweet Corn Stew

Okra aka lady’s finger in India is everybody’s favorite in our house. I usually prepare the popular South Indian style okra fry, bhindi masala, raitha or these fat-free okra chips. The other day when I opened my fridge to see tender okra, I decided that I didn’t want to make one of the same old dishes again.

I remembered that I had seen a stew recipe in Weight Watcher’s Versatile Vegetarian cookbook and wanted to give it a shot. I had frozen corn and all the other ingredients listed. I pretty much followed the recipe but just changed the flavoring by using curry powder and cilantro instead of basil. It was a simple yet satisfying dish. The kids also liked it. So give this okra corn stew a chance the next time you buy okra.

Okra and Sweet Corn Stew Recipe

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10 Mins12 Mins4 Servings
Okra and Sweet Corn Stew
4.0 from 1 reviews
Brighten the dinner table with this vibrant okra corn stew. I prefer using fresh and tender okra for this recipe.
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 onions finely diced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • red pepper flakes optional
  • 2 tomatoes chopped
  • 2 cups fresh or thawed frozen okra, sliced diagonally
  • 2 cups fresh or thawed frozen corn kernels
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro
  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet. Add the onions, garlic, red pepper flakes (if using) and a pinch of salt; cook for about 5 minutes, stirring as needed.
  2. Stir in the tomatoes, okra, corn, broth, curry powder and salt; bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce the heat and simmer for another 5 minutes or until the okra is softened. Stir in the cilantro.
My Notes:
  1. I love the flavor of garlic and red pepper flakes together so I try to use it in all my recipes. It’s purely optional.
  2. Slicing the okra diagonally gives the dish a good look, but you could go the traditional way.
  3. If you want to give this dish an Italian flavor, you could use about 1/2 cup of pasta/pizza sauce instead of tomatoes and go easy on the salt. I always do this while preparing soups. It’s a good trick to use up the big bottle of sauce.
  4. The sodium content in the nutrition information below is based on store bought vegetable broth. But if you use a low-sodium or no-salt added homemade vegetable broth like me you can reduce the amount of sodium considerably.
Nutritional Information for 1 Serving
Calories: 173.1
Total Fat: 4.6 g
Saturated fat: 0.7 g
Unsaturated fat: 3.8 g
Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
Total Carbohydrate: 32.8 g
Sugars: 6.1 g
Dietary Fiber: 6.2 g
Protein: 5.5 g
Sodium: 486.6 mg
Potassium: 588.2 mg
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  1. Meenakshi

    I tried this with the pasta sauce suggestion!I loved the end result..

    • Madhuram

      Thanks Meenakshi.

  2. Priya

    Droolworthy stew, beautiful bowl.