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a 45 degree angle view of air fryer okra with a fork in a serving plate.

Air Fryer Okra

This crunchy and crispy vegan Air Fryer Okra is a quick side dish with immense nutrition and flavors. Use fresh or frozen, these are mildly spiced and breaded with panko crumbs. Its an easy 15 minutes family friendly recipe for all ages.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Indian
Keyword air fryer okra frozen, fried okra in air fryer, frozen breaded okra in air fryer, how to make air fryer okra, okra in air fryer, vegan air fryer okra
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 49kcal
Author Gunjan



  • Defrost the frozen okra in microwave for 1-2 minutes (do not let it cook just defrost). Stir with a spoon. It will have slimy extract. Then, add turmeric, chili powder, coriander powder and salt to it. Gently mix it nicely so that each okra piece is well coated with the spices.
  • Then, toss in panko crumbs nicely so that again each okra piece is well coated with panko.
  • Now, spoon it into the air fryer basket. Attach it with the air fryer and turn it on at 400 degree for 15 minutes. After 7minutes simply pause it and take out the basket. Shake a bit and attach it again and turn it on again for the rest of the 8 minutes. Once, done turn it off, take out the basket and serve immediately.
    air fryer okra in the basket ready to be served.


  • Variation: Combine okra with spices and mix well. Keep it aside. Then, heat little oil in a nonstick pan and toss in okra. Gently sauté until okra starts to dry up. Add panko crumbs to it and let it cook at low – medium flame uncovered until its crispy and golden.
  • You may use fresh okra for this recipe but make sure to rinse and dry each piece well with a kitchen towel. I have used frozen cut okra for this recipe and then defrosted it in the microwave. Make sure it does not get cooked in microwave. We just need to defrost it.


Calories: 49kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 63mg | Potassium: 43mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 148IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg