Okra or lady finger is an Indian vegetable locally known as Bhindi and is used in variety of recipes. Fried Okra is one of them which is a personal favourite.
It’s a side dish that goes well with rice and daal or one can have it as a snack. Recipe is quick and easy which requires basic ingredients.
1/4 cup rice flour
1/4 cup thin semolina
1 1/2 tsp coriander powder
1 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp kashmiri chilli powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp chat masala
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
5-6 tbsp oil for frying
salt as per taste (approximately 1 tsp)
Wash Okra throughly and dry it with cotton cloth. Once Okra dried, slit it and cut it into thin slices (Refer images). Mix all dry spices with ginger garlic paste and then mix it with sliced Okra.
Coat Okra throughly with masala mixture. Let it rest for 30 minutes.
Next add rice flour and semolina to the Okra mixture. Cover sliced Okra nicely with rice flour and semolina.
Turn on the gas on medium-high flame and add oil to it. Once oil is hot, add okra mixture along with extra rice flour & semolina to the pan.
Add little more oil to the pan if required and toss the okra in between. As okra starts cooking it will change the colour.
Keep tossing in between so that it won’t stick to the pan. Add oil as necessary. Once it is cooked, it will turn crispy and brown. Okra fry is ready to serve hot with meal.