Street Food - Vegetable Fry

July 10, 2012 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Street Food - Vegetable Fry

Also Known As:
Vegetable Fry, Bhindi Fry, Okra Fry, Hagalakayi Fry, Bitter Gourd Fry, Gobi Fry, Cauliflower Fry

Average Price Per Serving:
SGD $3 - $8

Vegetable Fry is a term that refers to a dish of Tamil Nadu or Karnataka, South India origin that consists of 1 type of vegetable, fried in spices till crispy.

Generally, only firm, non-leafy vegetables are used for Vegetable Fry. So a Vegetable Fry could use okra / Lady's Fingers (Bhindi Fry / Okra Fry), bitter gourd (Hagalakayi Fry / Bitter Gourd Fry), or cauliflower (Gobi Fry / Cauliflower Fry).

Regardless of the type of vegetable used, the spice mixture used for Vegetable Fry is the same. It consists of oil, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, curry leaves, powdered turmeric, garlic, ginger, salt, chili, pepper, cloves, cinnamon sticks, cardamom, powdered asafoetida / asafetida, powdered coriander and garam masala.

The 1 type of vegetable of choice is then fried together with the spices till crisp. Some hawkers also include onions or tomatoes.

Vegetable Fry is garnished with coriander leaves, and served with Indian breads or rice.


Vegetable Fry could be eaten as a side dish, an appetizer or a snack.

These are the top 3 stalls which I feel serve the best Vegetable Fry in Singapore.


@ 66 Race Course Road
Opening Hours: 11am - 11pm Daily

@ 151 Dunlop Street
Opening Hours: 11am - 11pm Daily

@ 88 Syed Alwi Road #01-01
Opening Hours: 11am - 3am Daily


The Masala Hut
@ 37 Chander Road
Opening Hours: 11am - 11pm Daily


Gayatri Restaurant
@ 122 Race Course Road
Opening Hours: 11.30am - 10.30pm Daily

@ Concorde 100 Orchard Road #01-02
Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 11.30am - 8.30pm, Sat 11.30am - 6.30pm Closed Sun

@ 212 Telok Ayer Street
Opening Hours: 8am - 10pm Daily

@ The Central @ Clarke Quay 6 Eu Tong Sen Street #01-67
Opening Hours: 12pm - 9pm Daily



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