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.
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.
- 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