Okra/Lady’s finger fry

Okra being a low calorie high dietary fiber food, is a powerhouse of valuable nutrients. They are high in antioxidants, calcium, magnesium and are excellent in stabilizing blood sugar and lowering cholesterol. This beautiful green vegetable is also called lady’s finger and makes up for wonderful side dish in meals. This easy, healthy okra fry is a must try. Let’s get started!

Okra fry


4 to 5 servings

Prep time

10 mins

Cooking time

10 mins




  • Okra – 250 gms

  • Coconut oil – 2 to 3 Tbsp

  • Chilli powder – 1 teaspoon

  • Coriander powder – 1 teaspoon

  • Cumin powder – 1 teaspoon

  • Chickpea flour – 1 Tbsp

  • Tamarind paste – 1/2 teaspoon

  • Asafoetida – 1/4 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 teaspoon

  • Sugar – pinch for taste

  • Salt – for taste


  • Wash okra thoroughly in water and allow them to dry. Slit the okras vertically and keep aside.
  • In a bowl, mix all the ingredients above except okras and form a nice mixture.
  • Now add slit okras to the bowl and coat them well with the mixture.
  • On a hot tawa or pan, place the coated okras and fry them until cooked. Serve and enjoy.


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