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Vendakkai Pachadi | Air-fried Okra Raita | Fried okras in yogurt

This air-fried okras in yogurt also known as Vendakkai pachadi or Okra raits is the best side for a spicy main course. Air frying the okras makes it very healthy and the yogurt makes it very refreshing.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Diet: Vegetarian
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 83kcal


  • Air fryer


  • 20 Vendakkai /Okra cut into very thin slices
  • 2 cups Yogurt whisked
  • to taste Salt
  • 2 tsp Oil
  • ½ tsp Mustard seeds
  • 2 Red chilies
  • ¼ tsp Asafetida


  • Wash and clean the okras. Now slice them really thin. This is very important since this ensures even and quick frying.
  • Preheat the air fryer at 350 F for about 2 minutes.
  • In the meantime, coat the sliced okras with oil and sprinkle salt needed.
  • Place it in the air fryer basket and set it to 15 minutes.
  • Now all we need to do is shake the basket and move the sliced okras every 5 minutes. Depending on how thin or thick you sliced the okras, it should be fried in about 15 minutes or so.
  • Whisk the yogurt in the meantime and add salt needed. Remember we already added salt to okra. So just add enough for the yogurt.
  • Temper with mustard seeds, red chilies and asafetida and add it to the yogurt.
  • Add the fried okras to the yogurt mixture just before serving.


Expert Tips and FAQ's
  • Always wash and dry the okras very well before chopping. This helps in reducing the sliminess.
  • Slice the okras into thin and uniform slices. This helps in even cooking of the okras.
  • Add the fried okras in the yogurt just before serving to keep the crunchy texture.


Calories: 83kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 42mg | Potassium: 294mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 510IU | Vitamin C: 31mg | Calcium: 134mg | Iron: 1mg