Lady finger pepper fry / okra fry

Lady finger pepper fry / okra fry

okra pepper fry

Lady finger pepper fry / okra fry is a good side dish for rice. This is the south Indian style preparation, the lady finger roasted in onions and the large quantity of pepper masala. You can see many different okra recipes like masala okra, potato okra etc in yummy recipes. Here I am showing you a spicy and dry okra pepper recipe.

Okra is also known as, lady finger, bhindi, vendaikka and gumbo. It has many health benits. Okra contains potassium vitamin B, C and calcium. Its low in calories, also high in fiber. Okra helps to stabilize blood sugar levels.

Lets see the making of okra fry is bellow with video and detailed images.

Ingredients for making  Lady finger pepper fry / okra fry

  1. Lady finger   250gm
  2. Onion 1 small size
  3. Green chili 1
  4. Turmeric powder ½ teaspoon
  5. Red chili powder     ½ teaspoon
  6. Pepper powder      ½ table spoon
  7. Oil  2 table spoon
  8. Mustard seeds      ½  teaspoon
  9. Curry leaves          2 springs


Wash and dried completely using a towel. It helps to dry fry easily.

Cut the okra in to small thin pieces and keep it aside.

Heat oil in a pan adds mustard seeds and allows it to splutter.

Add curry leaves in it and sauté for seconds.

Now add sliced onion and very little salt in it. Saute till the onions become soft.

Add green chili,  turmeric powder, red chili powder and pepper powder in it. Mix till the raw smell away from the masala.

Now okra / lady finger and salt to taste, combine well with the masala. Close the lid and cook for 3 miutes in low flame.

Open the lid and mix well, and again close it and cook for 3 minutes.

Lady finger pepper fry / okra fry

After 3 mutes open the lid and saute for  seconds. Switch off the flame and transfer in to a serving bowl.