How to Make Crispy Okra Pakora (Ladies' Fingers)
Okra Pakoras Are Irresistible!
I made okra pakora today. It was a crispy, delicious, and delightful finger food. My family members finished eating them in no time.
Serve them as a side dish or as an evening snack. It is a popular party appetizer, too.
Okra is loaded with nutrients that are good for your heart, liver, digestive system, blood sugar, etc. It has vital nutrients, such as protein, fiber, calcium, iron, and zinc. It helps to boost your immunity and eyesight. It provides energy to work. It is also believed to help prevent neurodegenerative disorders in humans.
This veggie has a pleasant green color and a mild aroma when cooked. It cooks fast. You can make okra pakora for four people in just 20-25 minutes.
Making Okra Pakora At-a-Glance
To begin with, slice the okra. Next, add corn flour, rice flour, gram flour, coriander powder, red chili powder, turmeric powder, and salt. Mix, adding some curd. Deep-fry this masala-coated okra until they become golden brown and crispy. That's it!
Enjoy munching on them whenever you desire. It stays crispy for two days, provided you store them in an air-tight container.
Now, let's find out in detail how to make yummy okra pakora at home.
- 1 heaped bowl okra (or ladies' fingers), washed, pat dry, and thinly sliced
- 2 tsp rice flour
- 2 tsp corn flour
- 1 1/2 tsp gram flour (or besan)
- 1/2 tsp salt, or as per taste
- 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
- 1/2 tsp red chili powder
- 1 green chili, optional, finely chopped
- 1/2 tsp coriander powder
- oil for deep-frying
- 2 tbsp curd or yogurt
- Wash okra, pat dry, and slice thinly. Put them in a mixing bowl.
- Add corn flour, rice flour, gram flour (besan), red chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, chopped green chilies (optional), salt, and curd or yogurt. Mix well.
- Add a few drops of water if needed. The mix should not be watery.
- Heat oil for deep-frying. Ensure that the oil is hot. Gently drop a fist full of this mix while separating the slices with your fingers. Don't overcrowd them.
- Keep the heat medium-high in the beginning. Turn them occasionally for uniform frying of okra on all sides.
- Frying raw okra takes a bit more time. Reduce the heat once okra shrinks in size and the sizzling sound goes down.
- Fry them till they are golden brown and crispy. Take them out with the help of a slotted spoon. Place them on absorbent paper sheets.
- Repeat the same for making all the pakoras. Keep the pakoras out until they become completely cold.
- Serve these yummy and crunchy finger foods as a tea-time snack. They can also be served as appetizer or side dish.
- Enjoy munching on them whenever you desire!
Nutritional Information of Okra Pakora or Ladys Finger Snacks
|Serving size: 1|
|Calories from Fat||18|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 2 g||3%|
|Saturated fat 0 g|
|Carbohydrates 16 g||5%|
|Sugar 0 g|
|Fiber 3 g||12%|
|Protein 2 g||4%|
|Cholesterol 0 mg|
|Sodium 24 mg||1%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|