Kurkuri Bhindi or Fried Bhindi is a quick, tasty, spicy and crispy Bhindi (Okra) recipe. The Bhindis (Okra) are lightly coated and marinated in a mixture of Besan (Gram Flour) and Indian spices. These coated Bhindis (Okra) are then deep fried so that they become crispy.
Kurkuri Bhindi can be enjoyed as a side dish with Rice or Indian Bread like Roti or Paratha. It goes particularly well with Indian Dal preparations, specially with Dal Tadka and Dal Fry. You can also serve it along with some Raita like Boondi Raita or Lauki Raita.
Kurkuri Bhindi is also served in many Indian restaurants and can also be enjoyed as a snack. You can sprinkle some Chaat Masala on top and serve it along with Tomato Ketchup.
Bhindi (Okra) is rich in nutrients that are good for our heart, liver and digestive system. It also has a positive effect on maintaining our blood sugar levels and also improves energy levels. Kurkuri Bhindi is also low in calories. You can also bake it or make it in Air fryer instead of deep frying which makes it healthier.
To make Kurkuri Bhindi at home follow the detailed step by step recipe with photos posted below.
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Category: Main Course
Nutrition (per serving)
Ingredients For Kurkuri Bhindi Recipe
- 500gm Bhindi (Okra)
- 1/2 Cup Besan (Chickpea Flour)
- 2 Tablespoons Rice Flour
- 1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder (Haldi)
- 1 Teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
- 2 Teaspoons Coriander Powder
- 1 Teaspoon Garam Masala
- 1 Teaspoon Amchur (Dry Mango Powder)
- 1 Teaspoon Chaat Masala
- 1 Teaspoon Salt
- 1/8 Teaspoon Asafoetida (Heeng)
- Oil for Frying
Step By Step Instructions With Photos for Kurkuri Bhindi
Rinse the Okra (Bhindi) with water and dry it completely. Remove the top & bottom ends and slit each Okra lengthwise into four thin pieces.
Add Turmeric Powder (Haldi), Red Chilli Powder, Garam Masala, Coriander Powder (Dhania), Amchur (Dry Mango Powder), Chaat Masala, Salt and Heeng (Asafoetida).
Also add Besan (Chickpea Flour) and Rice Flour to the Bhindi. The Rice Flour gives it more crispiness.
Mix all the ingredients to completely coat the Bhindi with Besan and all the spices.
Heat 2-3 tablespoons Oil in a pan and fry the Bhindi in batches. Take only a small number of Bhindi in each batch and keep adding more oil as needed. Fry the Okra till it's crispy.
Kurkuri Bhindi is ready. You can sprinkle some Chaat Masala on top if you want. Enjoy it hot either plain, or along with any Indian Bread and Dal or Raita.