Crispy Baked Okra

Inspired by the success with the crispy oven baked cauliflower recipe, I decided to make a quick and easy crispy baked okra. This was super easy, one: because I used frozen cut okra and two: because this is no fuss recipe..all I had to do is toss it once and place it in the oven. No baby – sitting and very less oil too.

Normally, I use frozen okra only for kuzhambu, sambar etc, coss when I need to saute it, it tends to get mushy from the excessive tossing and turning. But, I do admit, on weekdays, frozen cut veggies do come in handy. With that in mind..this recipe is a great help.

1 lb frozen cut okra, thawed in the fridge
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 tbsp cornstarch
1 1/2 tbsp besan(garbanzo bean flour)
1/2 tsp turmeric
1 tsp sambar powder(or more chilli powder)
1 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp pepper powder
non stick cooking spray

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Place all the ingredients in a bowl and toss to combine. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with non stick cooking spray. Place the okra in a single layer and cook for 20-30 minutes until crispy. Toss once half way through cooking, and if you find it drying out too much, just spritz it with the non stick cooking spray as needed. Set the oven on broil for the last 5 minutes of cooking to make it reallly crispy.

Crispy okra is ready to enjoy….

Verdict: The okra was crispy and crunchy…you can even snack on it while watching a movie..It also serves as a great side to rice dishes.

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  1. I’ve got to try this, I can’s seem to get it crispy. But I’m trying to make it gluten-free too. i wonder if I can substitute for the bean powder (arrowroot) maybe for legune free. I have almond an coconut flowers too.. I’m going to get the Argo brand corn starch which is gluten-free.

  2. Chitra

    I tried this and it came out very well…both me and my husband enjoyed every piece of okra! Thanks for the recipe 🙂

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