19 July 2009

Fried Okra with Yoghurt

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You already know Okra Stew from my previous posts. I hope you have tried it because it's worth it. This post, as you have guessed is another delicious dish of okra, "Fried Okra with Yoghurt". The first time I tried it I loved it. It's amazing. Be sure I will cook fried okra a lot from now on!


  • 1 kg of okra

  • 1 egg, beaten

  • 1 cup of white flour

  • the juice of 1 lemon

  • 1/2 a small cup of mineral water

  • a pinch of ground black pepper

  • 1 teaspoon of red pepper flakes
  • olive oil

  • 2 cups of yoghurt

  • 4 cloves of garlic

  • salt


  1. Get a large bowl fill it with water and add the lemon juice.

  2. Peel the tops off the okra as described here and put the okra in the bowl full of water. Wait for 10 minutes.

  3. Strain the okra and dry with kitchen paper. Put the okra in another bowl. Add the beaten the egg, mineral water, a pinch of ground black pepper and mix.

  4. In yet another bowl add the flour and put the okra in the flour. Mix again.

  5. Heat the oil in a pan and fry the okra for 10 minutes.

  6. Take the okra out of the pan with the help of a skimmer onto kitchen paper. Wait for 5 minutes.

  7. Meanwhile crush the garlics and mix with the yoghurt. Add some salt.

  8. Put your fried okra onto a servis plate and pour the yoghurt with garlic over the okra.

  9. Decorate with ground black pepper and red pepper flakes.
  10. Afiyet olsun!

I'll Tell You Before You Ask!

  • Putting the okra in water with lemon prevents it from getting slimy.

  • Fry as you always fry vegetables.

  • The kitchen paper is to drain the excess oil. If it gets slimy maybe it will be good for that too!

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