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Monday, February 8, 2010

Ladies Fingers(Okra) fries


I like the name ladies fingers better than okra.It rightly describes the delicate yet enduring feminine nature that's so eminent in the wonder vegetable.The stir fried ladies finger is the one the most tasty side dish with warm roti that mom used to make for breakfast.For some reason I still could not replicate the taste of mom's stir-fry,could be the quality of the vegetable here,usually over grown and not so juicy as the ones I tasted back home.
This baked okra fries is perfect with the fresh large size Okra that is more common here.The warm fries with hot cuppa chai is a promising combo snack sure to brighten the dull cold evenings.

Recipe : Baked Spicy Lady's fingers(Okra) Fries
Ingredients
1/2 pound Fresh Okra
1/2 teaspoon hot chili powder
1/4 teaspoon each of ground cumin and coriander
Pinch of turmeric
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
3 teaspoon Canola oil or extra virgin olive oil


Method
Rinse the okra in cold water and pat dry with a kitchen towel or allow to air dry for an hour.Cut off the top and cut each Okra in 4 strips.Transfer in a large mixing bowl and combine with all the spices ,oil and salt.
Preheat Oven to 375F.Lay the okra on a baking sheet,spread evenly and prevent any overlapping.Keep a close eye on them,as these can burn easily.Bake for 8-10 minutes until crisp.Serve warm with hot Cuppa chai.

41 comments:

Sowmya said...

lady's finger fries looks so crispy n crunchy...loved ur presentation...healthy n easy too

Asha said...

Oh so delicate Lady's fingers, crispy and yummy. Great to munch on winter days with coffee.

sowmya.s said...

yummy snack..love it..bookmarked..

Supriya Nair said...

Perfectly crisp in the click...lovely recipe...I had tried this once but baked a bit too much...but definitely following yur recipe this time :)

Trendsetters said...

great looking fries

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

What an original recipe! They must taste wonderful!

Cheers,

Rosa

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Awesome fries. You are right about the name. Lady's fingers sounds much better than Okra. Great presentation as always.

SE said...

wow these looks delicious..my favorite snack..i just shallow fry with very little oil..

Rachana Kothari said...

Lady finger fries look really yumm and very well presented:)

Seena said...

wonderful! :)

Anu said...

Mouthwatering... Nice presentation..

Sathya Sankar said...

The fries looks yummy...nice click !

Mona said...

Yumm! Looks irresistible!

Shri said...

Fresh Market has these okra fries..My god!!These looks so delicious

prashant said...

loved ur presentation...healthy n easy too

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Joanne said...

How absolutely delicious. I love okra. It is one of my favorite veggies!

Gita said...

Wow, baked okra fries sounds awesome Yasmeen..they look so crispy :)

Parita said...

That sounds very eays and yummy but will the okras get cooked in just 8 to 10 mins?

Rahin said...

okra fries with chai , definitely ! i am in :) looks delicious Yasmeen , nice presentation

Prathibha said...

I love these fries..even I hv a version of this which is very simpel too

dining room tables said...

So this is the time that I will be liking the okra thing. I hope I will find it yucky.

Akal's Saappadu said...

hummm, looks crispy, hot and crunchy and delicious!! great idea baking them!!

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Looks crispy, colorful and crunchy!!!

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jayasree said...

Healthy, crispy and crunchy fries...

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notyet100 said...

ummm i want tm now,..

Chef Jeena said...

Yasmeen, I love the way you served the ladies fingers in a paper cone! Brilliant!

Natasha said...

Oh my word, that looks sensational! It is really hard to get Lady's fingers here in Australia but I am going to try my hardest so I can give this a go!

Thanks for visiting my blog too and for your lovely comment-so nice to "meet' you!

Best wishes,
Natasha.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

My family favorite! U have made so perfect and nice click too!

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Vibaas said...

looks so delicious and tempting.

Shama Nagarajan said...

yummy fries...tempting ones....nice presentation

Bergamot said...

okra never looks so tempting before... you transformed a rather boring vegetable to a yummy snack :-)

Arlette said...

these are so good. I love fried okra, never tried it sliced , been told that it will bleed if cut.

Have to try your recipe and compate.

simply.food said...

Wow much healthier than potato fries.Very interesting use of okra.

Pragyan said...

Wow..that is such a different way to make Okra! Will definitely try it someday as that's one of my fav. veg these days!

tasteofbeirut said...

So delicate and refined and yet so good! Pefect.

Daniel said...

I will be trying this as soon as I get some okra sprouting in by backyard! Thanks for the wonderful idea!

Tasty Eats At Home said...

Oh how this makes me long for okra season! Yum. I am definitely saving this!

Deepa G Joshi said...

wow, what lovely presentation..love this crispy okra..

Arabic Bites said...

Yummy Yasmeen...
I never thought of making the okra this way...
I bookmarked the recipe & I'll give it a try soon...
Thank you for sharing...

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