Fried okra recipe
Fried okra recipe

Crispy fried okra is one of my favourite Indian side dishes. It's a very tasty way to cook this otherwise not-so-favourite vegetable. If you're someone who doesn't particularly care for okra either, or you don't like the usual onion + tomato way this dish is prepared, then this fried okra recipe is a yummy alternative. 

Serves 4

Prep Time

15 min

Cook Time

20 min

Total Time

35 min


  1. Okra - 400 g
  2. Gram flour - 8 tbsp
  3. Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
  4. Asafoetida - 1/2 tsp
  5. Vegetable oil - to fry in
  6. Salt


  1. Wash the okra and chop the heads and tips off
  2. Slice in half
  3. Place in a large bowl and add the gram flour, chilli powder, asafoetida, and salt
  4. Use your hands to mix it all together. Ensure all the okra is coated
  5. Heat oil in a deep frying pan
  6. When the oil is hot, drop the okra in, in batches, and fry till golden and crisp
  7. Drain on kitchen towels
  8. Serve hot, with rice and a dhal. I served this with a curry and chapattis, and it was very tasty too.


  1. You could sprinkle some chaat masala on the fried okra, once you've drained it, for a slightly tangy kick.

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