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crispy okra fries(ladies fingers, fried bandakka, vegetarian)

Fried crispy okra fries(vegetarian, vegan).

Ladies’ fingers are also known as okra.

 

For this vegetarian recipe, fresh okra are split in the middle and mixed with a simple seasoning of three ingredients and then deep-fried until they are crispy.

 

Serve this easy fried okra recipe as a vegetarian, vegan side-dish.

 

A balance of salt, red chilies powder and semolina make a seasoning as well as a mixture to stuff the okra chips.

 

ladies fingers filled with semolina, red chillie powder, salt.

 

Meal ideas for fried ladies fingers(okra chips).

 

Serve as a vegetarian side dish for your meatless meals as it adds the much-needed crunch to any meal.

 

  • Rice and curry meal idea 1.

white or red rice, chicken curry, creamy potato curry, a fresh cucumber sambol and this tasty crispy okra chips.

 

  • Rice and curry meal vegetarian idea 2.

 red rice, soya meat curry, devilled beans and potato curry, dhal curry, salad leaves with some tomato wedges and okra chips.

 

  • A simple rice and curry meal.

Rice, any type of meat curry if you want, tomato rasam, ladies finger chips and some poppadom.

You can cut the poppadams into thin strips, fry them and mix with okra fried chips and add some thin onion slices at the time of serving to make a salad.

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Ladies' fingers are also known as okra. For this vegetarian recipe, fresh okra are split in the middle and mixed with a simple seasoning of three ingredients and then deep-fried until they are crispy.

 

Tips on making okra(ladies finger) fries.

  • Always use fresh ladies’ fingers to make this vegetable fry. If you make the fries with a few days old okras, the texture and the outcome will change.

 

  • The three-ingredient seasoning I’m using here also works as a filling for the vegetable fries.

 

  • You need to be very careful with adding salt. As you fry the okra, the salt taste tends to intensify. 

 

  • Try to add as much of the seasoning into the cavity of the okra, the seeds will tend to come off but that’s fine. 

 

  • The oil needs to be hot but not so hot that it smokes. This oil temperature needs to be maintained throughout the frying process.

 

  • In order to make the fries crispy and crunchy, you need to fry them until the skin gets dark but not burnt.

 

  • Make sure to do one or two at the beginning so you get an idea on how far along the ladies finger chips need to be fried to reach the required crispness.

 

More ladies fingers(okra) recipes!

Okra stir-fry

 

Storing, freezing, reheating- avoid doing any of these.

 

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How

to make

ladies’ fingers fries.

 

Please make sure to read the recipe instructions carefully to avoid mistakes.

Ingredients

Ingredients mentioned below use standard measuring cups and spoons.

250g of fresh okra split in the middle.

1/4 cup semolina

1/8 teaspoon turmeric(a pinch)

1/2 teaspoon of red chilies powder(use as needed but not more than 1/2 teaspoon)

 

Method

In a bowl, mix semolina(1/4 cup), turmeric(1/8 teaspoon or a pinch), red chilli powder(1/2 teaspoon), salt. Combine well.

Wash the ladies fingers and pat them dry.

Slit them in two and place them in a large tray.

You can also do this on your cutting board but be aware that wooden cutting boards may stain because of the turmeric powder.

Add the seasoning mixture to the okra, toss until well combined. As you do this you can also stuff the mixture into the cavity of the okra. 

Don’t overthink the process of stuffing the okra with the seasoning mixture, just use your fingers to add any leftover mixture into it.

Once the ladies’ fingers are prepared and ready to fry.

 

Place a deep frying pan over the stove and pour in the oil.

 

Gently bring the oil to low medium heat. Add a little seasoning mixture to check if the semolina pieces sizzle and float, if so, the oil is ready to fry.

Maintain this heat by regulating the stove knob.

Fry the okra chips in small batches. This should take about 3-5 minutes. You need to fry the okra until they are crispy.

Once done, place them on some kitchen towels to drain excess oil. 

Serve with some lime wedges.

Yield: 3

fried crispy okra fries(ladies finger, vegetarian, vegan)

fried crispy okra fries(ladies finger, vegetarian, vegan)

Ladies fingers are also known as okra. For this vegetarian recipe, the fresh okra are split in the middle and mixed with a simple seasoning of three ingredients and then deep-fried until they are crispy.

Serve this easy fried okra recipe as a vegetarian, vegan side-dish.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 250g of fresh okra split in the middle.
  • 1/4 cup semolina
  • 1/8 teaspoon turmeric(a pinch)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of red chilies powder(use as needed but not more than 1/2 teaspoon)

Instructions

In a bowl, mix semolina(1/4 cup), turmeric(1/8 teaspoon or a pinch), red chilli powder(1/2 teaspoon), salt. Combine well.

Wash the ladies fingers and pat them dry.

Slit them in two and place them in a large tray.

You can also do this on your cutting board but be aware that wooden cutting boards may stain because of the turmeric powder.

Add the seasoning mixture to the okra, toss until well combined. As you do this you can also stuff the mixture into the cavity of the okra. 

Don’t overthink the process of stuffing the okra with the seasoning mixture, just use your fingers to add any leftover mixture into it.

Once the ladies fingers are prepared and ready to fry.

Place a deep frying pan over the stove and pour in the oil. Gently bring the oil to low medium heat.

Add a little seasoning to check if the semolina pieces sizzle and float, if so, the oil is ready to fry. Maintain this heat by regulating the stove temp.

Fry the okra chips in small batches. This should take about 3-5 minutes. You need to fry the okra until they are crispy.

Once done, place them on some kitchen towels to drain excess oil.

Serve with some lime wedges.

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