Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Crispy Deep Fried Okra

Tender Okra - 20
Besan /Chickpea Flour - 4 tbsp
Brown Rice Flour - 1 tbsp
Baking Soda - a pinch
Turmeric - a pinch
Red Chili Powder - 1/4 tsp
Ajwain / Carom Seeds - 1/4 tsp

Oil for deep frying
Chaat masala for sprinkling over fried okra (optional)

Wash the okra and dry completely. Cut both ends off each okra. Then cut each okra lengthwise into 4 thin strips.

Make a thick pancake like batter by mixing chickpea flour, rice flour, salt, baking soda, turmeric and red chili powder.

Heat oil over medium high in a wok / kadai. Dip each strip of okra in the batter and gently slide in the hot oil. Fry the okras in batches till crispy and golden brown in color.

Remove and place on paper towel to soak extra oil. Sprinkle with chaat masala and serve immediately.

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