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Okra fries in a white bowl with an egg curry and naan bread in the background

Chai Pani Okra Fries

Meherwan Irani
Try this amazing recipe from chef Meherwan Irani, of Chai Pani Indian Street Food Restaurant in Asheville, North Carolina.  Enjoy this Southern staple in a fresh and new way!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 11 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 lb okra
  • 2 qts canola oil for frying
  • 1 lime juice of 1 lime
  • salt to taste


  • Julienne the okra (lengthwise) into strips, as if you were making shoestring fries. 
  • Heat the oil in a deep fat fryer to 350 degrees.  Add the okra a little add a time, making sure that the fryer is not too crowded.  Turn over the okra for even cooking, and fry for approximately 1 minute, or until the okra fries are brown and crispy, but not dark.
  • Remove the okra and place on paper towels, to soak up the oil.  Continue frying in batches until all the okra has been fried.  
  • Remove the okra (after excess oil has been soaked up) and place in a bowl.  Mix with the lime juice and salt, adding a little at a time until the taste is just right for you.  
    Okra Fries


Enjoy this amazing okra fries recipe from Chai Pani Restaurant of North Carolina!  
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