Bhindi fry recipe (Crispy bhindi sabzi)

Bhindi fry recipe – thinly sliced bhindi are mixed with besan and shallow fried in little oil till they are slightly crispy and crunchy. Then sauteed and mixed with onion and spices. This delicious everyday kind of cripy bhindi sabzi goes perfect with roti/phulka or chapati.

Bhindi fry recipe - shallow fried crispy okra are sauteed with onion and spices.

By now, you may know that bhindi is our family favorite vegetable. That is the reason you find many many different recipes using okra. And of course, I will be sharing more and more.

Few of my favorite are Bhindi do pyaza  //  Bhindi capsicum  // Achari bhindi  // Bharwa bhindi

Usually this kind of ‘okra fry’ dish is made by deep frying the bhindi to get the extra crispy texture. But to make it healthy and so we can have it on day to day basis. I have shallow fried them with little oil. Added besan will help to make it crispy.

For shallow frying, always use non-stick and wide pan (not deep). The non-stick avoids the sticking. When wide pan is used, okra are arranged in single layer while cooking. So they have chance to crisp up instead of getting soft.

To get non-sticky sabzi, it is important that bhindi is completely dry after washing and wiping. Meaning there should not be any moisture. If there is any moisture left then cooked bhindi will get soft, soggy and sticky.


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1) First, wash the okra and then wipe them dry using paper towel or kitchen napkin. If you have time, then wash them ahead of time and let it air dry completely. Then cut the head and tail part of the okra and discard.

2) Cut the okra vertically into two pieces and then cut each half piece into two or three slices. In short, you will need thin long slices of the okra. Do the same for all the okras. While doing this, if knife gets sticky, wipe it using the paper towel and continue slicing.
Bhindi fry recipe | Crispy bhindi sabzi (How to make okra fry)

3) Sprinkle besan and turmeric powder over the bhindi.

4) Using your clean hand, mix it well. So besan is coated to each and every piece.
Bhindi fry recipe | Crispy bhindi sabzi (How to make okra fry)

5) Now we will be cooking the okra into two batches. Heat about 1 tablespoon of oil in a pan on medium heat.

6) Once hot add the bhindi, stir well. Add only enough okra that they are almost in a single layer. Do not overcrowd the pan. We want the slightly crispy and crunchy okra. If you add all at once, you will get soft texture instead of crispy.
Bhindi fry recipe | Crispy bhindi sabzi (How to make okra fry)

7) Continue cooking and stir occasionally for even cooking and to make sure that it is not sticking to the pan.

8) Cook till they are cooked completely. You will see they have got darker in color and shrunk in the size. Many of the okra gets the slight crispy texture. Remove this cooked bhindi into a plate. Heat another 1 tablespoon of oil and fry the remaining bhindi similarly.
Bhindi fry recipe | Crispy bhindi sabzi (How to make okra fry)

9) In the same pan, heat 1 tablespoon of oil on medium heat. Once hot add sliced onions and sprinkle the salt over it. Mix well.

10) Cook till onions are light brown in color. do stir occasionally.
Bhindi fry recipe | Crispy bhindi sabzi (How to make okra fry)

11) Now add turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder, chaat masala and garam masala.

12) Mix well and cook for a minute.
Bhindi fry recipe | Crispy bhindi sabzi (How to make okra fry)

13) Now add fried okra.

14) Mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes.
Bhindi fry recipe | Crispy bhindi sabzi (How to make okra fry)

Then turn off the stove and bhindi fry is ready to serve.

Serving suggestions: Serve this cirspy bhindi sabzi with roti/phulka or paratha. It can be served as a side with your dal-chawal.

Bhindi fry recipe | Crispy bhindi sabzi (How to make okra fry)

Bhindi fry recipe - shallow fried crispy okra are sauteed with onion and spices.
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Bhindi fry recipe (Crispy bhindi sabzi)

US measuring cups are used (1 cup = 240 ml)
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Yield 2 servings
Calories 319 kcal
Author Kanan

Ingredients (1 cup = 240 ml)

For frying bhindi:

  • 250 grams Okra (Bhindi) sliced into long strips
  • 1 tablespoon Besan (Gram flour)
  • ¼ teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 2-3 tablespoons Oil

For crispy bhindi sabzi:

  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • 1 small or ½ cup Onion sliced
  • Salt - to taste
  • teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon Red chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander powder
  • ½ teaspoon Chaat masala
  • ¼ teaspoon Garam masala

Instructions

Preparation and cooking okra:

  1. First, wash the okra and then wipe them dry using paper towel or kitchen napkin.
  2. If you have time, then wash them ahead of time and let it air dry completely.
  3. Then cut the head and tail part of the okra and discard.
  4. Cut the okra vertically into two pieces and then cut each half piece into two or three slices. In short, you will need thin long slices of the okra.
  5. While doing this, if knife gets sticky, wipe it using the paper towel and continue slicing.
  6. Sprinkle besan and turmeric powder over the bhindi. mix it well. So besan is coated to each and every piece.
  7. Heat about 1 tablespoon of oil in a pan on medium heat.
  8. Once hot add half of the bhindi, stir well. Add only enough okra that they are almost in a single layer. Do not overcrowd the pan.
  9. Continue cooking and stir occasionally for even cooking and to make sure that it is not sticking to the pan.
  10. Cook till they are cooked completely.
  11. Remove this cooked bhindi into a plate.
  12. Heat another 1 tablespoon of oil and fry the remaining bhindi similarly.

Making bhindi fry recipe:

  1. In the same pan, heat 1 tablespoon of oil on medium heat.
  2. Once hot add sliced onions and sprinkle the salt over it. Mix well.
  3. Cook till onions are light brown in color. do stir occasionally.
  4. Now add turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder, chaat masala and garam masala. Mix well and cook for a minute.
  5. Now add fried okra. Mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Then turn off the stove

Notes

*Nutrition information is a rough estimate for 1 serving

Nutrition Facts
Bhindi fry recipe (Crispy bhindi sabzi)
Amount Per Serving (187 g)
Calories 319 Calories from Fat 251
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 27.9g 43%
Trans Fat 0.1g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 316mg 13%
Potassium 477mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 14.7g 5%
Dietary Fiber 14.7g 59%
Sugars 3.5g
Protein 3.6g 7%
Vitamin A 26%
Vitamin C 53%
Calcium 12%
Iron 8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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