5 Spiced Crispy Okra
This lovely appetiser uses just okra ? spiced with a handful of easily available ingredients
Chef Gautam Mehrishi's 5 Spiced Crispy Okra recipe

- Indian

Cooking Time

-15 Min

Preparation Time

- 20 Min


  • 1 cinnamon stick, black and green cardamoms, cloves, star anise
  • 1¼ cup corn flour
  • ½ tbsp baking powder
  • 200 gm okra
  • 1 tbsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp red chilli powder, Oil for frying
  • ½ cup cashew nuts
  • 2-3 bay leaves
  • 1 mace flower, Sugar to taste


  1. 1

    Powder the cinnamon stick, black and green cardamoms, cloves, and star anise in a mixer.
  2. 2

    Soak the cashew nuts.
  3. 3

    In a bowl, mix the cornflour and baking powder.
  4. 4

    Chop the okra fine and keep aside the pieces in a bowl.
  5. 5

    Add the turmeric powder, chilli powder, and cornflour mix to the okra.
  6. 6

    Deep fry.
  7. 7

    Heat oil in a wok.
  8. 8

    Fry the cashew nuts, bay leaves, and mace flower.
  9. 9

    Add the okra to the wok with the 5-spice powder and sugar.
  10. 10

    Add the red chilli powder.
  11. 11

    Toss ingredients in the wok until cooked.
  12. 12

    Serve steaming hot.
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Chef Gautam Mehrishi loves a fragrant pot of desi ghee, biking through the Himalayas and adding a twist to Indian food, not necessarily in that order! His grandpa was his earliest fan who urged him to follow his passion and cook professionally, and he’s never looked back! He’s a familiar face on television, including LF where he hosts multiple shows.

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