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Friday, November 21, 2008

This ladies finger/ bhindi/ okra/vendaikai  fries, comes out very crispy,this is very easy and goes well as an accompaniment for rice and even we can eat as a snack! Ingredients and preparation is very simple!

Crispy ladies finger recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Side dish
Prep Time: 15 mins    |  Cook time: 20 mins    Serves: 3


Ladies finger - 250 grams

Rice flour - 3 tblsp

Corn flour - 1 tblsp

Redchilli powder - 1 tsp

Dhania powder - 1/2 tsp

Turmeric - 1/8  tsp

salt - as needed

Oil - For deep frying



  1. Clean the ladies finger with water and pat dry with kitchen towel,so that there's no water. Cut it into thin circles as shown below.
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  3. Add all the other ingredients,except oil.
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  5. Mix it thoroughly.If needed, sprinkle very little water,only say 1 tblsp.
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  7. Heat oil and add like sprinkling the mixture and fry in a medium flame.Turn in between to ensure even cooking.
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  • My mom in law adds a tsp or 2 tsps of curd instead of water for binding the flour. It gives even more crispier fries.
  • If you are not adding enough water to bind the flour to the ladies finger, the fries will come out so white and wont turn golden while frying and it spoils the oil(the flour).
  • Adding more water also will turn the fries chewy. Do not add corn flour more too than mentioned.

The ladies finger gets cooked with a sound in oil and when the sound ceases,and becomes light and crispy drain the fries to kitchen towel.

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  1. Wow a new version of okra fry. Looks yummy. Adding corn flour is a nice idea to turn okra crisp.

  2. I am not a fan of okra curry etc, but fried like this,that has to be delicious

  3. Wow Raks Kitchen! These crispy ladies finger pakoda looks very tempting.

  4. Vendaikai varuval looks crisp n tempting.. nice pic:)

  5. wow! i use to prepare this fry in a diferent way! but urs looks delicious and new to me! will try soon! join in the sweet event going in my blog!

  6. This okra fry looks absolutely delicious and tempting....awesome pics...

  7. Awesome Okra Pakodi. Love it. crispy and fried...oh its so cold outside here...its so tempting!

  8. That looks great Raks.. i've never made the deep-fried version of this... though my husband would love it.

  9. Fries are very crispy I have never tried cornflour... Congrats on all your awards...

  10. Lovely fritters..perfect snack too..

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  12. Very crisp, my son should love if i make this deep fried version!

  13. Looks so fresh and crispy.

  14. Wow, lovely fries! thanks for the yummy recipe. My bookmarked recipes are growing up!

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  16. Pretty! Never realized slimy okra could look so yummy!

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  18. Nice fries raji....i loved themmmm..so crisp...

  19. They look so crispy. I would love this with vathakozumbu :)

  20. crisy fried okra is making me hungry:)

  21. looks great. YOur step by step photos are simply superb

  22. Okra fry looks yummy :)

  23. can't believe I missed this post! I have one question though. When I fry okra, they tend to stick together a lot. Does that happen with this varuval?

  24. Nags, Just make sure that you add water very very little,these fries anyways don't stick much! :)

  25. Would be great with sambar and curd rice...

  26. I never used to like OKRA, after seeing this hmm., want to eat it all

  27. hi Rajeswari
    i tried this receipe , it was really good.

  28. Wow.... Must try this...looks Yummmmmmy...

  29. Made it today and came out amazingly well . My hubby loved it. Added curd as per your notes. Your tip on adding water or curd very little is top class. Thats the key. Thanks much Raks

  30. Wat can i substitute for corn flour?? I don't have it at home :-(

  31. Normally before using lady's finger for poriyal or sambar. ..what will you do to remove stickiness after cutting ladies finger? In tamil we used to say valavalapu

    1. Nothing, as we cook, it will go by itself. Before cutting make sure no water is there in the ladies finger, if its there, pat dry with a towel.As water makes more kozha kozha

  32. Made it two days before. ...superb. .my hubby likes it. ..... :)

  33. Did you mean corn starch for corn flour or are they different?

  34. Tried this yesterday and it was yummy.. This is kind of fry the share in most of the andra mess with bringal, cabbage, kovai kai. I was tryig receipe that kind for long time now i got it..


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