Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Okra Fritters

Okra is packed with so many nutrients that makes it ideal snack for Ifar(break of fast after sunset in Ramadan).Its appears like "mirchi bajji"(Chilly Fritters) from outside ,but surprisingly its a healthy stuffing of Okra.

Ingredients Needed
8 okras ,with top chopped off
2 teaspoon Chaat Masala(I used Shaan brand) or 1 teaspoon amchur powder(Dried green mango powder)
3/4 cup Gram flour(Besan)
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
1/4 teaspoon chilly powder
pinch of baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
Olive oil or vegetable oil for frying

Wash and dry the Okra. Slit the Okra across and stuff each of the okras with tangy Chaat masala or amchur powder,set aside.

Prepare the batter by sifting the flour and soda in a medium bowl. mix in the chilly powder,salt and turmeric. Add just enough water(about 3/4 cup) to make a thick batter which can hold on the Okras. Whisk to get rid of any lumps.
Heat Olive oil in deep frying pan. When the oil is medium hot(test by dropping pinch of batter,if it rises while sizzling the oil is ready) ,dip the Okra in the batter and drop in the oil. Fry about 3 at a time until lightly brown and crispy about 7-10 minutes.Sprinkle little more chaat masala on top and serve.

This is my entry for Lore's Original Recipe Event

Also for Sangeeth's Eat Healthy :Calcium Rich Event


Lore said...

These fritters sound like the most delicious way you to include okras in anyone's diet! They would definitely convince me into taking my weekly okras :)
Thanks for sharing it with Original Recipes!

Nik Snacks said...

I really like okra. A lot. Maybe I'll try these. My husband is observing Ramadan right now. I shall alert him of this goodness :)

maimoona said...

I tried Ur recipe for okra fritters, must say they were very husband liked it a lot.

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