Crispy Baked Okra Salad



If you like spicy and tangy flavors in a dish, this recipe is for you.

Recipe source: Adapted from Suvir Saran’s Crispy Okra Salad


Preheat the oven to 350degrees.

Clean and pat dry the okra. Don’t spend much time drying, just a quick pat and dry will do.

Cut the okra into juliennes. I slice the okra into two along the middle. Hold the two halves and make long slices.

Spread the okra onto a baking sheet. I spread them onto my cast iron pizza stone.


To this, add turmeric powder (1/4tsp) and red chili powder ( 1/4 to 1/2 tsp), and salt to taste. I added some fresh crushed black pepper too. Drizzle some olive oil on top.

Mix everything together and spread onto a single layer.

Cook in the oven till the okra is cooked and starts to attain a brown shade. It took me about 20 minutes or so to get to this stage.

Remove from oven, and to this add some thinly sliced red onions and julienned tomato.

Add the juice of half a lemon, sprinkle with chaat masala. Mix well and serve.


One more okra dish in my efforts to win Satish over to the okra loving side.

34 responses »

  1. Gini, I loved that you cooked these in the oven instead of frying them. I *know* this will be a hit with us.

    We have been having so many fried stuff recently. I decided to roast them in the oven ’cause I couldn’t bear the thought of fried stuff anymore. It worked out really great. Hope you get to try it soon, with your husband’s handpicked okra πŸ™‚

  2. Gini I thought I landed in the wrong blog!The new look of the blog is beautiful!I too luvvvve okra,never cooked them in an oven,will try them out!

    I have this really weird habit of playing with all the wordpress layouts. I do this whenever I have some time on my hand. I get tired of the same look very easily. Glad that you liked it.
    Baking in an oven worked quite well for the okra.

  3. I made okra kichadi with the tender okra he brought home. He picked them well! πŸ˜€

    I made your okra kichadi last night. It was wonderful and a totally new taste for me. Thanks for the great recipe and introducing me to the cookbook.

  4. love the new look gini

    Thanks, Sia. I hope that I am patient enough to hold onto the new look for atleast a few months. I do have a bit of adult blog rearranging disorder : )

  5. Gini,
    Baked okra sounds great and loved the idea. I have some okra in my fridge and this time I am gonna make it your way by baking it.
    Thanx and will let you know how it tuns.

    Seema, thank you. Hope it works out for you

  6. New design looks great, Gini, but it’s that okra dish that bowled me over. What a gorgeous presentation!! Oh, and it sounds delicious, too πŸ™‚

    Thanks,Linda. It was delicious mainly because of the chaat masala in it. It was a burst of flavors in the mouth.

  7. nice…a totaly different take on okara…..i plan to make it for my kottaym born wife caroline this weekend.

    Did you get to make it, Dennis?

  8. hehehe, how many more okra dishes do you have ?

    Many more! Satish just told me that I should rename my blog as the Okra blog after I made Manisha’s okra dish for dinner yesterday.

  9. Wow, your food photos are just gorgeous! This Okra Salad sounds fabulous. I’m definitely adding it to my to-make list.

    Thanks you vegandiva. You need to add the chaat masala for that nice kick to what would be otherwise just a bland salad.

  10. Gini, This is what I was looking for. I have a ton of Okra sitting in my fridge right now, waiting to be used up. Thanks a ton!

    A ton of okra sounds so wonderful. I pick a few for a meal because okra is not such a hot favorite with my DH.

  11. Gini,
    It’s raining OKRAs in the foodblogging world…Manisha talked (in comments) about your okra recipe and here I am…Baking okra is so cool, trust the oven heat to suck out all the slimy guys πŸ™‚ Salad is a very innovative thing to be doing with these babies, will be trying out soon…last night it was Bhindi masala and so will try your recipe next week I guess! The pictures are drool worthy!

    It is indeed raining okras. I just tried the okra dish from Manisha’s page and it was delicious.
    I had bookmarked that okra salad recipe a long time ago. Finally got to try it and was really good.
    Baking okra is cool indeed!!!

  12. Gini,

    New to blogging , Okra chaat hummmm yummy .Can’t wait to try this .fried Okra is always a favorite but baked Okra this is my first time


    Sreelu, you have a blog with great pics. The cabbage bhaji picture is especially beautiful. I decided to bake the okra as we have had too many baked stuff that week. But it worked out great. Didn’t miss the frying part at all.

  13. Just love all of you pictures and recipe too.This one looks awesome.I love okra in any form.Well they are good for your memory too…Thanks for sharing

    Soumya, you are one after my own heart. I love okra in all forms. Memory is something that could always use a good helping hand. Cheers to okra.

  14. Nice dish.
    Have left comments on your blog many times…. but you never respond….saw your comment on Dining Hall and can understand why many would not want to visit again!

    Thanks RC for visiting my blog many times and leaving comments. You saw my comment policy on Dining Hall, and it is going to be the same way because this is something I do for my enjoyment, and at no point do I want it to be a burden on myself.

  15. Gini, I love your blog. Your comment policy is just fine! Do your thing. For those of us who love your blog, we will return and keep coming back. For those who have a problem, it’s really their loss!

    Manisha, thanks for your support. I started this blog as a place to write down my recipes and thoughts. And I intend to keep my blog the way I want it.

  16. Hello Gini,

    First time here…Loved the beautiful picture of Okra recipe……very nice way of baking the okra’s..


    Welcome to Salt and Pepper, Sushma. You have a beautiful blog. Thanks for the comments.

  17. Gini’s okra blog. I would continue to be fan. πŸ˜€

    Ammini’s okra kichadi is really something. I thought I’d try it with other veggies and made it with dudhi (bottle gourd) and while it was good, it lacked the extra oomph that okra adds to it.

    Thanks, Manisha πŸ˜€
    The kichadi was fantastik!! I think I will stick to okra when making the kichadi. Now we have an okra dish that we both agree on.

  18. Gini dear,

    I got your address. Sorry about the moderation. I was just trying out something when you left the comment.

    Will send it on a weekday and will let you know when I send it. You will be home right on weekdays?

  19. Thanks a lot, Inji. We are not planning to be away any time soon. So we will be here to receive your curd.

    Vanessa, you don’t sound silly. Slicing okra into rounds is the easy way and most people usually follow this method. But julienning them is a nice departure from the usual and makes the dish look more pretty.

  20. Hi Gini, I am so glad that I found your amazing blog!! I simply loved the idea of baking the okras. must be quite simple. Its a great idea though.
    will come back soon for more.


    Welcome to Salt and Pepper, Sharmi.

  21. Gini, πŸ™‚ you must be wondering where the curd is right? I am travelling and quite busy. Will send you the curd as soon as I reach home. Take care. Sorry for the delay.

  22. Thanks a lot, Shaheen.

    Inji, don’t worry. Just send it when you can. Actually it would be great if we can put a hold on it for a bit. But if you rather get it over with, go ahead.

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