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.
Servings: 6 servings
- 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