Okra, also known as lady's finger, is one of the most nutritional vegetables that exist but have not received its due share of appreciation which could be because of its unconventional taste. It can be conveniently be included in your diet raw, cooked, steamed, fried et al depending upon your preferences.
Okra is a great source of dietary fiber, minerals and vitamins that aid in controlling cholesterol. It is also a rich source of vitamin A, C and K. Apart from vitamins, okras contain antioxidants, folates, magnesium, manganese, iron and calcium. With all its nutritional value, okras are good for boosting immunity, for managing weight, relieving constipation, for relieving anemia, detoxification et al.
Okra is prepared in different ways in different regions of our country. So if you're already a fan of okra or not, here are a few super delicious recipes ranging from curries to raita to idli, that will definitely turn you into loyal fans of this nutritious vegetable.