Mix all ingredients except flour, baking powder, corn meal, and oil.
Sift flour, baking powder, and corn meal together and fold into okra mixture.
In a heavy bottom skillet heat your oil to 350 degrees.
Carefully drop gently rounded tablespoons of batter into the oil, cooking on both sides 2 minutes per side.
Remove from the oil and drain on paper towels, season with a pinch of kosher salt while still hot
Serve with your favorite dipping sauce