Okra Fries

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Step 1.

Slice your okra in half lengthways and set aside.

Step 2.

Whizz up all the ingredients for the cool dip (coconut, coriander, sugar, zest and juice of a whole lime, kaffir leaf, ginger paste, garlic paste, green chilli, pinch of salt and pepper) in a hand blender with 5 tbsp of water. Blend until smooth then set aside.

Step 3.

Mix all your dry ingredients together in a large bowl (plain flour, gram flour, chilli powder, coriander, turmeric, sesame seeds, pinch of salt) and then gradually whisk in 500ml of water to make sure your batter is not lumpy.

Step 4.

Get a deep frying pan or saucepan and fill with your oil on a medium heat. You need just enough oil to cover your fries.

Step 5.

Place your okra halves into your batter and coat evenly.

Step 6.

In batches, drop your okra into the oil and fry. Depending on how hot your oil is, it should take a couple of minutes for your fries to get golden and crispy (be careful with the spitting of oil when dunking your fries in).

Step 7.

Remove and set the crispy fries on kitchen towel.

Step 8.

Now it’s time to mix the dusting ingredients together (garam masala, salt, and chilli powder) and roll your okra through. Be generous with the coating.

Step 9.

Place your fries in a bowl and get dunking with your cool dip!

Cook your okra in batches, you do not want to overcrowd the pan. Watch out for that oil splatter.

400g Okra
50g Plain Flour
200g Gram Flour
3 Tbsp Chilli Powder
2 Tbsp Coriander 
2 Tbsp Turmeric
2 Tbsp Black Sesame Seeds
Pinch of Salt
Vegetable Oil (good amount for frying)
3 Tbsp Garam Masala 
3 Tbsp Chilli Powder
3 Tbsp Salt
Cool Dip
50g Coconut Cream
Bunch of Coriander
Pinch of Sugar 
1 Lime
1 Kaffir Lime Leaf
1 Tsp Ginger Paste
1/2 Tsp Garlic Paste
1 Green Chilli