Fried Okra With Scallion Dip

Fried Okra With Scallion Dip is my special contribution for two food blog events ...... Deep Freeze Summer Challenge and Weekend Cookbook Challenge - cornmeal.

Chris of Mele Cotte....…. is conducting an event with a theme "Deep Freeze Summer Challenge", I have used my frozen okra to make this dish.

In the same way....Sara of Weekend Cookbook Challenge....…. is having a event which has the theme cornmeal. I have used cornmeal fro frying okra...

Basically fried okra is a crunchy deep fried dish... It's one of the best way to eat okra.......This is one of my families favorite dish too.....

I dip the cut okra into buttermilk and then dredge them in a cornmeal mixture and then deep fry them in vegetable oil. I serve always serve this some dipping sauce, some time i make a creamy marinara sauce or red pepper sauce. But this time i have made scallion dip sauce. It is tasting really YUMMY!. I grind the scallion and Serrano green pepper into a smooth paste and mix mayonnaise with it.

Ingredients :

Fried Okra:

Okra Sliced in 1/2-inch thick - 2 Pounds
All-purpose flour - 1 cup
Cornmeal - 1/2 cup
Garlic powder - 1 teaspoon
Dried Oregano - 1/2 teaspoon
Red chilly powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Salt and pepper as required
Buttermilk - 1/2 cup
Vegetable Oil, for deep frying

Scallion Dip:

Scallions - few sprigs
Mayonnaise - 1 cup
Green Serrano pepper - 1
Salt and pepper as required

Procedure :

1. Thaw the okra and pad it dry with paper towels.

2. Heat oil in a large, heavy-bottomed skillet about medium low.

3. In the meanwhile, combine cornmeal, flour, Garlic powder, Dried Oregano, Red chilly powder Salt and pepper in a medium bowl. And buttermilk in another bowl.

4. Dip okra in buttermilk and then dredge in cornmeal mixture to coat well.

5. Carefully add okra to the hot oil, in batches as needed, and cook until golden brown.

6. Remove from oil, drain on paper towels, and then serve it with a dipping sauce.

7. For the scallion dip, grind the scallions and Serrano pepper in a food processor and then mix it with Mayonnaise and season it with salt and pepper.


  1. Hi,

    This is something new, but totally amazing recipe from you.I liked the presentation very much..cripsy snack in green set up...hmmmi feel it..Thanks for sharing.

  2. okra fry with scallion dip.. both are new to me. Usually we use okra for rice or rotis.. but for a snack is really innovative and that too with scallion dip.. very interesting.

  3. Hi friends...
    Thanks a lot .....

    Prema Sundar:
    Thanks u....I also make okra for rotis....

  4. Sukanya,what a great entry for both events.In southern US,fried Okras are a delicacy.Looks delicious:)

  5. This looks wonderful! Thanks for participating!

  6. Hi...
    Thank u so much...

    Welcome to my blog.....Thank u for the comments.

  7. hey nice recipe, never had deep fried okra's before ,okra's dipped in buttermilk must add a zing

  8. Hi sukanya,
    nice recipe and different one too.
    Presentation is too good.Thanks for sharing.

  9. those okras look awesome.I have seen something like this in Paula dean's shows too.

  10. This looks fabulous. Totally new dish for me. They look so crunchy and delicious.

  11. Hi friends...
    Thats true...It is real zing...Thanks for ur comments.

    Thanks for ur comments...

    Ya that show was the inspiration for this recipe...Thanks for ur comments.

  12. Cool!!!!! Thats a great way to eat okra!!!! They look nice and crispy. :)

  13. Anonymous6/6/07

    I like okra but never tried them deep fried before. It looks soooo crispy :D

  14. Hi...
    Ya thats right....Thanks

    Do try this....It's a great recipe.. Thank u...

  15. Thanks for sharing this lovely dish.Its a cool way to prepare okra.
    Even the dip is nice :)

  16. Absolutely Gorgeous Sukanay. Very nice presentation. Viji

  17. A garden table full of yummy food!great recipes!!!
    BTW,I have come to know from you abt the blogroll of Jenn and have posted abt it linking you :)..Just an info OK???

  18. Hi friends....
    It's my plesure...... Thanks for ur comments...

    Thank u viji....

    Thanks for ur comments...... Blogroll is a wonderful concept for food bloggers.....

  19. I have been meaning to make this for so long and keep forgetting. Thank for the reminder!

    It looks really great Sukanya.

    I've bookmarked your recipe to try.

  20. Hye, these look so very good!!!!! lovely presentation!! :)

  21. A new recipe for me to try. Love it. Bookmarking!!!

  22. Great combination Sukanya! I love both the dishes... very creative...

  23. Hi friends...
    Do try it....U will love it...Thank u

    Thank u..

    Do try it kribha....Thank for ur comment...

    Thank u...

  24. wow! that looks so crispy & yummy :) i can almost feel the creamy dip, fantastic!



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