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Roasted Okra With Garam Marsala Recipe – No Slime!

This roasted okra recipe has an exotic blend of spices to give the dish an international flavor.

Okra is a southern staple and there are many ways of cooking it.  Stewing and pickling is often seen, but roasted okra is another great way. 

Roasting the okra brings out the natural flavor but results in a dish that is much less slimy, which is a common complaint with okra.

Another benefit of roasting it is that it is so easy to do.  Just season the okra with a variety of Indian styled spices and a bit of olive oil and roast in the oven.

What could be easier than that?

Spicy Garam Marsala Roasted Okra

Printable Recipe – Roasted Okra

The recipe is delicious  It combines the smokiness of roasted okra with the wonderful flavor of onion, ginger, cumin, garam marsala and red pepper. 

Be sure to make plenty.  It won’t last long!Okra ingredientsBe sure to use baby okra.  This is the first time I have grown okra and I let them get nice and big. 

BIG mistake.  I might as well have had a tree roasting in my oven.  I had to run out and get some baby ones and they roasted just beautifully.

roasted okraJust season them with salt and pepper and drizzle with olive oil. Into the oven at 450 degrees for about 10 minutes. 

While they are cooking brown the onion and garlic in a bit of olive oil and add the spices.

Spices and onionMix well and add the roasted okra back to the pan and combine well. The flavors really are very delicious.

Spicy Garam Marsala Roasted Okra

Yield: 4 servings

Spicy Roasted Okra Recipe

Spicy Roasted Okra Recipe

The flavor of okra is brought to a new height with the addition of cumin, turmeric and garam marsala.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 1 pound okra
  • 2 tbsp olive oil divided
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (or to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. Trim the tops of the okra and cut in half if they are long.
  3. Place the okra on a baking sheet in a single layer.
  4. Brush with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Roast for 15-20 minutes, stirring halfway through.
  5. They should be beginning to brown in places but do not let them get burned.
  6. Just before the okra is almost finished cooking, heat a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.
  7. Add the chopped onion and a tablespoon of olive oil.
  8. Cook until onion begins to soften and then add the, garlic, and cumin and cook for another minute.
  9. Add turmeric and garam masala and cook for another minute, adding a tablespoon of water if the spices start to stick.
  10. Now, add the roasted okra and salt, stir well, and cook for another minute or two.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 101Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 538mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 3gSugar: 4gProtein: 3g

Nutritional information is approximate due to natural variation in ingredients and the cook-at-home nature of our meals.

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