Chickpea-Battered Fried Okra

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Season: Big Flavors, Beautiful Food

By Nik Sharma

Published 2018

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While okra might not strike you as a likely candidate for an appetizer, it makes a great little bite when battered and fried. Choose smaller okra, which are younger and very tender. This recipe was inspired by my love for Indian pakoras, which are also made with a chickpea flour–based batter. And I’ve taken a cue from classic Southern fried chicken and added buttermilk to the batter for a crunchier texture and a more flavorful bite. It’s best to eat these as soon as they come out of the hot