Okra Onion Fritters or Okra Pakora is best served when you really need a new variation of using okras. I came up with this when at one time my fridge was loaded with okras and i was looking for a way to unload them. A hit with my girls but not so with my husband (he is not fond of anything fried), Okra Onion Fritters is an easy snack to prepare and the whole dish takes only an hour, including marinating time.
Ingredients (Makes 20- 30 small batches)
7 big okra pods or 10 small ones
1 medium sized onion
1/2 red Chilli
6-7 curry leaves
1/2 tsp minced or pounded ginger
4 heaped tbsp rice flour
4 heaped tbsp besan flour
1/2 tsp Chilli powder
3/4 - 1 cup water
Salt per preference
Slice the first four ingredients very thinly. It is important the okra slices are very thin. Otherwise, you'll get a raw okra taste even after frying. Place all in a mixing bowl.
Add the ginger, both the flours, chilli powder and salt.
Wear a disposable glove and use your hands to give all the ingredients a good mix. Leave it aside for 30 mins for the flavors to mix and marinate.
Heat a deep pot of oil and fry the okra onion mix in small batches.
Serve warm with any of your main meals. Or as an appetiser or a snack to accompany your tea or coffee.