How to make kurkuri bhindi (fried okra recipe) step by step:
To begin with first, wash the bhindi then wipe it well with the clean kitchen towel. Then, slice all the bhindi lengthwise in quarters. As I was in hurry, so to save time, i have sliced them into halves. But I would strictly recommend to slice the bhindi in quarters only, for best result.
Now, in a bowl, add sliced bhindi, turmeric powder, chilli powder, amchoor or chaat masala, garam masala powder, lemon juice and kasuri methi and comine well until marinated well. Bhindi will get slimy, but that is absolutely fine.
This is how the bindi looks when marinated. After that, cover and keep it aside for 10-15 minutes
Once the bhindi is ready to fry, heat oil in deep pan or kadhai.
Meanwhile prepare a coating by evenly mixing the ingredients mentioned above for coating.
When oil is hot, take the marinated bhindi and coat each of them well evenly with coating mixture
Deep fry in hot oil till golden brown and crisp.
Once they are fried well, take them out and drain onto kitchen towel. Do this in batches, please do not over load the kadhai with bhindi. Enjoy kurkuri bhindi or karari bhindi hot and crisp as a side dish with your meal or as a snack.