Kurkuri Bhindi or crispy fried okra - as the name says, crispy bhindi fry is a spicy, absolutely delicious, irresistible and best snacks munchie or a side dish to serve any time. Term it as a ladies finger fry or crispy okra fry, they are all the same, hence, we Indians call it as a karari bhindi or kurkuri bhindi in hindi.
Servings: 5 servings
to prepare bhindi kurkuri:
- 250 gms Bhindi (Okra) lengthwise cut in quarters
- ½ tsp Turmeric powder
- 1 tsp Kashmiri red chilli powder
- ½ tsp Dry mango powder (amchoor) or chaat masala
- 1 tsp Kasuri Methi (slightly roasted and crushed)
- ½ tsp Garama masala powder garam masala powder
- Juice of one medium lemon
- Salt as per taste
to coat bhindi:
- 4 tbsp Besan (Chickpea flour)
- 4 tbsp Rice flour
- ¾ teaspoon Carom seeds (Ajwain)
- 1 tsp Kashmiri red chili powder Kashmiri red chili powder
- Salt as per taste
- Oil for frying
To begin with first, wash the bhindi then wipe it well with the clean kitchen towel. Then, slice all the bhindi lengthwise in quarters.
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 bhindi 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 them in hot oil till golden brown and crisp.
Take them out and drain on kitchen towel. Do this in batches, please do not over laod the kadhai with bhindi. Enjoy kurkuri bhindi or karari bhindi hot and crisp as a side dish with your meal or as a snack.
Calories: 90kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 200mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 360IU | Vitamin C: 11.5mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 0.7mg