Kurkuri Bhindi or crispy okra recipe is a Indian vegetable side dish recipe.
There are two ways of making this kurkuri bhindi. Deep frying and baking it in the oven.
You will find both the methods given below. Ingredients are same for both methods except the quantity of oil.
Okra is also known as ladies finger/lady's finger.
In Indian languages okra is known as bhindi (hindi), bhendi (marathi), bendekai (Kannada), bendakaya (Telugu), vendakkai (Tamil) etc.
This is a easy okra recipe and as it is served at room temperature, you can make it in advance for serving at a party.
Makes a great side dish when you are expecting guests. This is a good one to serve at parties.
It goes very well with all kinds of rice dishes, especially with curd rice. You may serve this as a crunchy snack. You will like this kurkuri bhindi if you like bhindi / okra.
Use tender okra or bhindi for this recipe.
Ingredients for kurkuri bhindi - crispy okra in for 2-3 persons
Preparing okra / bhindi before making kurkuri bhindi.
Wash and dry okra/bhindi well. You may just wipe the okra with wet napkin if you wish. We do not want any water on the okra.
Remove the tops and tails of okra.
Cut each okra in 4 pieces lengthwise. If it is too long, cut each okra in half. We need pieces of about 2" long. You can see the cut bhindi pieces in the image below.
Keep the pieces on a plate.
In a bowl or a plate, add rice flour, besan(chickpea flour), salt, red chili powder, turmeric powder, garam masala (if adding).
Add all the ingredients in the above list except oil.
Mix all the ingredients well as shown below.
Sprinkle the mixed dry ingredients on the okra pieces in the plate as shown below.
Mix well with a spoon or with your fingers to coat all the pieces.
Cover and keep aside for 10 minutes.
After 10 minutes, follow one of the following methods given below.
Method 1 - deep frying okra/bhindi pieces
Method 2 - baking okra/bhindi pieces
Kurkuri Bhindi is ready to serve.
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