Fried Okra

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Once you start you just can’t stop. This saying is just as applicable for this crispy okra dish as it is for the other style of crisps.
  • PREP TIME: 20 minutes
  • COOK TIME: 20 minutes
  • SERVINGS: 4 persons
Fried Okra


  • 1 cup (1 pao) okra or bhindi
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder or haldi
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala powder + more for garnish
  • 4 tablespoon sifted gram flour or besan
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • oil for frying
  • 1 lemon – for garnish


  • 1. Wash the okra and dry them.
  • 2. Slice the okra (bhindi) in half, lengthways. Alternatively, they can also be sliced on the diagonal.
  • 3. Mix the spices (red chili, turmeric or haldi and garam masala and salt) in the besan.
  • 4. Coat the okra (bhindi) with the gram flour (besan) mixture. Leave to coat for 15 -20 minutes.
  • 5. Heat oil in karhai on medium flame. Check the oil temperature by adding a piece of okra.
  • 6. Fry the okra until light golden and crisp. Remove with a slotted spoon and keep on a kitchen towel.
  • 7. Garnish the fried okra with a pinch of garam masala on top. Serve with lemon wedges on the side.


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