Crispy okra is so yummy with a flavour that is amazing. Fresh okra with a beautiful golden brown color and a crunchy texture is a special addition to any meal! Also, it is gluten-free and vegan too, no eggs or wheat flour. This is for sure my favourite okra recipe.
Crispy Okra Ingredients Are Superfoods
The main ingredient okra in this crispy okra recipe is a very unique and not well-known vegetable in the west. In India, it is known as bhindi. It is often dismissed because of its sliminess but when prepared well it is delicious and it is one of the superfoods.
Okra is a high-quality protein; it has an amino acid composition comparable to soybeans and the protein efficiency ratio is higher than soybeans. It is a top vegetable protein food.
It has good soluble fiber which helps reduce cholesterol and also lessens the chance of heart disease. It kills breast cancer cells and is also good for gastritis while boosting the brain’s cognitive abilities.
Cornmeal is a delicious gluten-free grain that has been around for centuries. There are so many recipes from grits and polenta to porridge and tortillas. It is a great source of fiber, has cancer-fighting properties, protein, and is cholesterol-free. It is made from ground dried corn; when it’s finely ground it is corn flour. The coarser ground corn is cornmeal; it has a little of the husk and germ of the corn kernel. The cornmeal helps add that crunch to this crispy okra.
Brown Rice Flour has become a staple in my baking adding fiber and nutrition. It assists in weight loss, helps reduce cholesterol and balances energy. It is low cost and adds a somewhat dry gritty crumbly texture.
The flaxseed has only been recognized for all the wonderful health benefits in the last few decades even though it has been cultivated for its health benefits for 5000 years! The flaxseed meal is essential for this crispy okra vegan recipe.
Learn all about Flaxseed and It’s Many Health Benefits and Uses.
Coconut oil has been used throughout Asia and the Pacific for thousands of years as both a food and medicine.
In tropical climates like Polynesia, Sri Lanka and the Yucatan where they have a diet high in coconut oil, the people are healthier, have less heart disease, cancer and colon problems than unsaturated fat eaters. It is now accepted that there is good cholesterol and there are good saturated fats.
Himalayan Salt is actually good for you! 100% Natural pink and certified: Sherpa Pink Himalayan Salt is is Kosher Certified, Non-GMO, and does not contain any MSG, Soy, Gluten, Dairy, or anti-caking agents.
Now time to make tasty crispy okra.
- 2 flax meal eggs *see how to make this below
- 12 fresh whole okras
- 1/2 cup brown rice flour
- 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
- 1/2 tsp Himalayan salt
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- coconut oil for frying as needed
- *Make the vegan eggs in a medium bowl and let sit for 10 minutes.
- Cut off the ends of the okra and slice the okra into 1/2 inch pieces.
- Put the okra into the bowl of vegan eggs.
- Mix the rice flour, cornmeal, salt and paprika into a small bowl.
- Then dip the okra into the cornmeal and flour coating.
- Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat.
- Fry the okra until golden brown.
- Remove from the pan and drain on paper towels.
- Enjoy your crispy okra as an appetizer or as a side dish for a meal.
Now that you have learned how to make crispy okra, I have some more okra recipes created in my kitchen for you.
Two More Favourite Okra Recipes
Okra Sauteed with Cashews and Garlic – Adding cashews to this okra sautéed dish adds a crunch and the garlic adds a spicy taste to this tasty meal. Fresh green okra is a great vegetable and extra tasty made this way. It is also a complete meal when you add a whole grain like quinoa or brown rice. And of course so very tasty.
Bhindi Masala (Okra with Tomatoes) – This bhindi masala is a very special dish from India and the first way I enjoyed okra. The tomatoes add an extra tastiness to the recipe. My friend, Karuna Sanghvi sent me this delicious recipe.
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Vegan curry recipe that is delicious and easy to make – This vegan curry recipe is delicious and so easy to make! It is full of nutritious superfood vegetables and spices that your body loves. Also, if you are like me and don’t like hot spicy food, you can make this curry without it being hot.
Mango Chutney is So Tasty and Healthy Too – It is made without white sugar and white vinegar so it is much healthier. This is a great condiment to serve with a delicious curry.
Curried Green Beans and Potatoes – Curried green beans with carrots and potatoes are extra special and delicious making a delicious meal. This recipe filled with only healthy ingredients and it is easy to make.
Exotic Meal of Quinoa with Pomegranate and Cashews – What an exotic delicious combination this quinoa with pomegranate and cashews dish is! Also, it is a very filling meal full of nutrients. The good news is that it is exceptionally easy to make in minutes.
Let us know how you enjoyed this crispy okra.