• Prep Time 30 minutes
  • Cook Time 30 minutes
  • Serving For 4 people
  • Difficulty Normal

Recipe Description

Crispy Spiced Okra is another way to enjoy eating okra. The chilli powder gives the okra a little kick and the dip complements the dish.

This recipe was first published in Flavours magazine.

Recipe Ingredient

  • Flour mixture
  • 50g rice flour
  • 50g chickpea flour
  • 20g ground coriander
  • 20g ground fennel
  • 1tsp salt
  • 1/2tsp chili powder
  • 1/4tsp ground black pepper
  • 500g okra, trimmed
  • 125g Yoghurt or 2 eggs, beaten
  • palm oil, for frying
  • Garlic dip
  • 125ml Greek yoghurt
  • 5whole garlic heads, tops cut off
  • 4tbsp palm oil
  • 1tbsp wholegrain mustard
  • 1/2tsp pepper
  • salt, to taste


  1. Preheat oil in electric fryer at 180°C. Combine flour mixture ingredients in a plate. Place okra into yoghurt or eggs, then remove one at a time and coat in flour mixture. Set aside for 10 minutes.
  2. Drop them individually into the hot oil. When they turn golden and crisp, remove and drain on paper. Put garlic heads, cut side up, on a foil-lined baking tray and drizzle some oil over it. Wrap tightly with the foil, roast at 180°C for 60 minutes then leave to cool.
  3. Squeeze to remove garlic flesh then mix the flesh with the remaining ingredients. Serve with fried okra.

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