Okra Fry


  • Ladies Finger (Okra) – 100 gm
  • Red Chilli Powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Rice flour – 1 to 2 tablespoons
  • Oil (Preferrably coconut oil) – 2 tablespoons
  • Mustard – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Red Chillies – 2
  • Curry Leaves – few
  • Chopped Onion – 2 to 3 tablespoons
  • Chopped coriander leaves – 1 to 2 tablespoons
  • Salt – 1 teaspoon or as per taste


  1. Wash and wipe the okra and cut it into small rounds.
  2. In a kadai put the oil and when it is hot add mustard. When it pops up add red chillies and curry leaves. Then add chopped onion and coriander leaves and fry for few seconds. Then add the okra pieces and stir fry till it is half cooked. Add red chilli powder and salt and again stir fry it for few more minutes. Sprinkle the rice flour little by little and mix it well. Allow to fry till it become dry and crisp.


  1. S Vaidyanathan

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    Before I moved overseas, I never knew Lady’s finger was called Okra is some parts of the world.

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  2. meenasathish

    Hai kamala aunty,
    Today I tried ur garlic onion kaara kuzhambu and okra tawa fry. Both came very well.my husband liked it so much. I like ur blog so much.great job aunty.

  3. Hi aunty this is lalita i tried ur kaara kuzhambu. it was very delicious. my husband n father in law liked it very much.now a days i am seeing ur blog on daily basis.thanks for every thing..

  4. very nice

  5. Thurgahvarushini

    I saw few recipes adding yogurt to the okra. It is to make the okra crispy and not slimy. Do you think I could add yogurt to this recipe to make it crispier or I could just exactly follow your recipe here? Kindly advise me 🙂

    And thank you a lot for the awesome recipes. I am getting quite famous in here because of you. For a person who never cooked over decade, I am doing pretty well. Thank you a lot.

    • Hi Thurgahvarushini,

      Thank you for your kind words. Yes. Adding little curd or lemon juice remove the slimy from the okra. But it depends on the variety of okra. I mostly use fresh tender okra and I do not find any problem in making the okra crispy. However, if you feel to add curd, then please add it and no harm in it.

  6. Hi Mam,
    I just came across your blog and feeling bad that why I dint see it before. Your receipies are awesome.Homely n authentic. Your receipe collections r very useful. Really thanks n keep up your good work. All the best.

  7. Kamalascorner has been my go-to for quite some time. I’m usually diffident in the kitchen but with your page open, I’ve found joy and assurance in making regular recipes. Thank you so much!

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