My East Indian girlfriend taught me this spicy side dish. Serve hot with any kind of fish, poultry, or meat.


Recipe Summary

15 mins
5 mins
2 hrs
2 hrs 20 mins
4 servings


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Combine mango powder, ginger, cumin, turmeric, chili powder, salt, and 1/2 teaspoon oil together in a bowl; set aside for flavors to blend for 2 hours.

  • Heat vegetable oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Trim okra and make a slit lengthwise down the side of each okra, creating a pocket. Fill each pocket with the spice mixture.

  • Place corn flour in a resealable plastic bag; add filled okra and shake to coat.

  • Fry okra in the hot oil until golden brown, 5 to 8 minutes. Transfer fried okra using a slotted spoon to a paper towel-lined plate.

Editor's Note:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. Amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

200 calories; protein 3.2g; carbohydrates 22.3g; fat 12.2g; sodium 307.2mg. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
This was a really fun recipe. I did leave out the ginger due to personal preference. While in a hurry I misread an ingredient. I read corn flour as cornmeal. Here in the South we fry our okra in cornmeal so it was an honest mistake on my part. On that note I could not get the breading to stick to the okra and ended up having to dip it in egg. I think an egg would be beneficial if you were using corn flour too. Just my opinion. Stuffing the okra was a bit time consuming and then you lost some of it while shaking it in the breading. I think next time I would just season the cornflour or cornmeal with the stuffing ingredients and call it good. Overall good recipe fun and worth trying. Read More