These spicy Indian-inspired okra pickles are a surprising savory treat alone, or dipped in a refreshing raita. Slideshow: Healthy Indian Recipes 

November 2013


Credit: © Emily Farris

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30 mins
3 one-pint jars


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Divide the okra evenly between 3 sterile canning pint jars. Place 1 dried chile, 1 clove of garlic, and one cinnamon stick into each jar.

  • In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, combine the water, vinegar, mustard seeds, peppercorns, turmeric, red chile flakes, celery seeds, dry ginger, curry powder, sugar, and 2 tablespoons of kosher salt for the brine. Stir until the sugar and salt are dissolved and spices are blended. Once the mixture has reached a rolling boil, pour the pickling brine as evenly as possible into the jars. Seal the jars in a hot water bath according to the jars' package instructions and store in a cool, dry place for at least a week.

Make Ahead

Pickled okra should last up to 6 months in a sealed jar when stored in a cool, dry place. Refrigerate after opening.