Some time ago I dried some okra to see us through the non-okra season, and it is time to use them. These are teeny crispy dried okra, tiny little rounds of okra and today we pair them with yoghurt in a Dried Okra Pachadi.
The dried okra is flash fried in some ghee and added to yoghurt which has been flavoured with spices. It is totally delicious, and can be used as a snack or as a side salad to a meal. We have even used it as a sauce or dressing for other dishes.
Similar dishes include Sauteed Okra with Ginger and Garlic, Poha Yoghurt Pachadi, Matki and Golu Kola Salad with Coconut, Yoghurt Curry with Okra, Spicy Dried Okra Snack, Okra with Apricots and Lemon, Dried Turmeric Okra, and Fried Okra.
Also try Tri Colour Raita.
Dried Okra Pachadi | Crispy Dried Okra in Yoghurt
1.5 Tblspn Crispy Dried Okra
salt to taste
1.5 cups Indian yoghurt
3 tspn ghee
1 tspn brown mustard seeds
1 tspn cumin seeds
1 tspn urad dal
1 tspn channa dal (Bengal gram dal)
1 dried Indian red chilli
pinch asafoetida powder
8 – 10 curry leaves
Place the yoghurt in a mixing bowl. Add salt to taste.
Make the tadka. Heat the ghee in a kadhai or frying pan. Add the mustard seeds and allow to pop. Then add the cumin seeds, urad dal, and channa dal. As they turn golden add the chilli and asafoetida powder and after a moment, add the curry leaves.
Then add the dried okra and cook ultra quickly. Add the ghee, okra and spices to the yoghurt.
recipe notes and alternatives
This even makes a nice accompaniment for other dishes, such as char grilled rice stuffed vine leaves.