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.
- Okra - 400 g
- Gram flour - 8 tbsp
- Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
- Asafoetida - 1/2 tsp
- Vegetable oil - to fry in
- Wash the okra and chop the heads and tips off
- Slice in half
- Place in a large bowl and add the gram flour, chilli powder, asafoetida, and salt
- Use your hands to mix it all together. Ensure all the okra is coated
- Heat oil in a deep frying pan
- When the oil is hot, drop the okra in, in batches, and fry till golden and crisp
- Drain on kitchen towels
- Serve hot, with rice and a dhal. I served this with a curry and chapattis, and it was very tasty too.
- You could sprinkle some chaat masala on the fried okra, once you've drained it, for a slightly tangy kick.