Okra tawa fry


  • Okra (Vendaikai) – ¼ kg
  • Red Chillies – 2 to 3
  • Turmeric Powder – ¼ teaspoon
  • Lemon Juice – 1 tablespoon
  • Salt – ½ teaspoon or as per taste
  • Oil – 2 tablespoons
  • Mustard – ½ teaspoon
  • Urad dhal – 1 teaspoon
  • Asafoetida Powder – a pinch
  • Curry leaves – few


  1. Wash and wipe the okra with clean cloth or allow to dry in shade. Remove both the ends and cut it into 1” long pieces.
  2. In a non-stick tawa put the oil and when it is hot add mustard. When it starts pop up, add urad dhal, asafetida powder, curry leaves, red chillies (break it into small pieces) and fry for a second. Then add okra pieces along with turmeric powder and salt. Stir well. Cook on medium flame for one or two minutes stirring now and then. Then add lemon juice and mix it well. Stir fry for few more minutes or till it is fried well.


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