Roast Okra and Fish Curry with Garlic Kale

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When the team at Knorr contacted me and asked would you like to try their new flavour pot – oh and they would also send me a mystery hamper full of ingredients to use along with the pots – of course I said yes.

I must admit that I had never used these flavour pots before. But they sounded very convenient —- a range of  five tasty, tiny pots that capture the flavour of fresh herbs and spices with a drop of oil which therefore retains their flavour and aroma.

So early one morning my mystery hamper arrived and it was full of ………..

Okra and Fish Curry @ Recipes From A Pantry

Now the Sierra Leonean in me zoomed straight to the okra, whole coconut and garlic and curry stockpots. So the idea of a roasted okra and fish curry was born with a side of garlic kale. Especially since all I needed to do to get the coconut water for the curry base was to pass the entire coconut to OH…………..

The flavour pots come in 5 different flavours and are tasty, gluten free, suitable for vegetarians, very convenient for whipping up quick meals as well as a culinary masterpiece.

The flavour pots were very straight forward  to use.  Pretty much peel back the lid and empty the contents into the pot and stir. Extra pluses for not having to peel any garlic and for the fragrant smells as the contents were cooking. Then off course there was the really fantastic tasting curry with my youngest having 2 big helpings with a side of garlic kale….

Thanks to Knorr for sending me their stockpots, a hamper of food and some supermarket vouchers to create this meal. All opinions are my own.


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Roast Okra and Fish Curry

Simple okra and fish curry coked in delicious coconut water.
Cook Time40 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Bintu Hardy


  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • 8 large okra pieces divided into half
  • Salt

For the Curry

  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 2 tsp minced ginger
  • 1 tsp garlic flavour pot
  • 1-2 tsp curry flavour pot
  • 350 ml (1 1/2 cup) coconut water
  • 2 medium whole mackerel descaled inside cleaned and cut into large chunks

For the garlic fried kale:

  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp garlic flavour pot
  • 2 large handful of chopped kale
  • Salt


Roast the Okra:

  • Preheat oven to fan 180C / 200C / 400F / gas 6.
  • Mix all the ingredients together making sure the okra is well coated.
  • Add the okra to a baking tray making sure the pieces are not touching each other.
  • Bake for 20 mins (turn them once during baking).

Cook the curry:

  • Heat the oil in a pot and the onion and soften for 5 mins.
  • Then add in the ginger, garlic and curry paste and stir for 30 seconds until fragrant.
  • Add the coconut water, bring to the boil and reduce to a simmer.
  • Add in the mackerel chunks and simmer until they are cooked through max 10 mins
  • Then add in the okra, adjust seasoning and remove the curry from the heat.

For the kale:

  • Heat the oil in a frying pan and add in the garlic paste and stir for 10 sec.
  • Then add in the kale and some salt and stir fry for about 3 mins still kale softens but still has some bite.
  • Serve the fish curry, along with some rice and the garlic kale on the side.
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  1. I can’t believe I missed this recipe on your blog. I will definitely be making this curry when I have a free weekend. I love Okra. More recipes from Sierra Leone please.

  2. Looks amazing, but some of those ingredients are hard to get hold of in a small provincial town such as mine!

  3. This looks so nice! I will have to try this at the weekend and I have plenty of kale too. 🙂

  4. Flavour pots – what a convenient idea for creating tasty flavourful dishes. I’m really loving your okra and fish curry! 🙂

  5. 4 stars
    This sounds delicious and the colours are lovely too! I only just started making my own curies a few months ago as I live opposite an Indian and Chinese restaurant! Home made taste so much better!

  6. I don’t tend to use preprepared things like this. However, if they are gluten free (and we use Knorr stock because it is gluten free, so I’m thinking there’s a good chance these will be), then I might well give them a go. There’s always a time when I could do with a helping hand lol

  7. Bintu I love the spices and flavours here. I have not tried the flavour pots but they must make the work of putting this lovely curry together much less onerous

  8. How lovely to get a big hamper like that! Lucky you!
    The best thing about it is that we get to see this beautiful curry of yours. I’ve tried fish curry a couple of times and loved it both times. Aaand … there’s another interesting way to cook okra! 🙂

    1. Thanks Sarah – I did not realise so many people thought okra was difficult to cook. I might need more posts on Okra.

    1. I love getting parcels in the post so it was a really fun way to come up with something to cook. Plus the Knorr flavour pots were fab.

  9. Wow Bintu it looks super tasty! I’m fairly new to okra, never had a chance to try and I love your hamper! It’s full of amazing ingredients 🙂 I’ve never used Knorr Pots myself but looks like they can give every dish a bit of flavour twist 😉

    1. Sylvia, I think you have a treat in store when you try okra for the first time. The Knorr pots are in the main supermarkets.

    1. They did work very well and was so suprised that my youngest had 2 helpings. The Knorr flavour pots are good.