Kurkuri bhindi recipe (Crispy fried bhindi)

Kurkuri bhindi recipe – thinly sliced okra are coated and marinated with besan and spices. Then deep fried into the hot oil till crisp. At the end, sprinkling of chaat masala adds another flavor punch.

Kurkuri bhindi recipe | How to make kurkuri bhindi (Crispy fried bhindi)

Okra is one of the favorite vegetables at home and I make many different bhindi recipes. You may have noticed if you are regular here. I usually make sabzi or curry that go well with partaha, roti e.g. Crispy bhindi sabziBhindi masala gravyBhindi capsicumAloo bhindi

This is the first time, I have made snack recipe using bhindi and that is kurkuri bhindi. I was little hesitant to give it a try because I have never tried/tasted it before.  But it was beyond my expectations.

This fried bhindi is just fantastic. The PERFECT crispy texture with all the combination of flavors, in short just YUMM!! You should try it.

For making crispy fried bhindi recipe, make sure to buy the young bhindi which has less seeds in it. Too much seeds will ruin the taste of it. Also make sure to dry the bhindi completely. Remember, LESS moisture equals MORE CRISPY bhindi.

As the name says, (‘kurkuri’ means crispy) it has crispy texture.


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1) Wash the bhindi well. Then wipe it dry using kitchen towel or paper napkin. If you have time then wash ahead of time and let it air dry in colander for 1-2 hour.

2) Now slice the okra vertically into thin slices. I have made 4 slices from one okra.

3) Take the sliced bhindi into the colander and shake it lightly over the sink or garbage bin. So the most of the seeds will get removed. Few seeds are sticking to the okra are fine. Too much seeds will not taste good.

4) Take that into a plate.
Kurkuri bhindi recipe | How to make kurkuri bhindi (Crispy fried bhindi)

5) Sprinkle besan, salt and rest of the spices (red chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder and amchur powder).

6) Mix it using you hand and make sure that all the slices are coated with this.
Kurkuri bhindi recipe | How to make kurkuri bhindi (Crispy fried bhindi)

7) Let it sit or marinate for 10-15 minutes. Because of the slight moisture from okra, masala and besan will get slightly damp.

8) Now heat the oil in a pan on medium heat. Always use less oil to fry this bhindi. Because after frying you will have messy oil with all the masala. So I recommend to use small pan with about an inch of oil. Once oil is hot, take few okra slices, shake it lightly and then add into the hot oil.
Kurkuri bhindi recipe | How to make kurkuri bhindi (Crispy fried bhindi)

9) Keep moving once in a while for even browning. Fry till they are golden brown and crispy. Be careful do not burn it.

10) Once fried, remove it using slotted spatula.
Kurkuri bhindi recipe | How to make kurkuri bhindi (Crispy fried bhindi)

11) Transfer them to a paper towel lined plate. Add the next batch to the hot oil.

12) While the fried bhindi is still hot/warm, sprinkle the chaat masala and serve.
Kurkuri bhindi recipe | How to make kurkuri bhindi (Crispy fried bhindi)

Serving suggestion: serve this kurkuri bhindi as a snack or appetizer. No need of any chutney or dipping sauce on side. It taste fabulous as such.

Kurkuri bhindi recipe | How to make kurkuri bhindi (Crispy fried bhindi)

Kurkuri bhindi recipe | How to make kurkuri bhindi (Crispy fried bhindi)
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Kurkuri bhindi recipe (Crispy fried bhindi)

US measuring cups are used (1 cup = 240 ml)
Course Snack
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Yield 2 servings
Calories 275 kcal
Author Kanan

Ingredients (1 cup = 240 ml)

  • 100 grams or 1 cup Okra (Bhindi) thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon Besan (gram flour)
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ teaspoon Red chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • ½ teaspoon Coriander powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Amchur powder (Dried mango powder)
  • Chaat masala to sprinkle on top
  • Oil for deep frying

Instructions

Preparation:

  1. Wash the bhindi well. Then wipe it dry using kitchen towel or paper napkin.
  2. If you have time then wash ahead of time and let it air dry in colander for 1-2 hour.
  3. Now slice the okra vertically into thin slices. I have made 4 slices from one okra.
  4. Take the sliced bhindi into the colander and shake it lightly over the sink or garbage bin. So the most of the seeds will get removed.
  5. Take that into a plate. Sprinkle besan, salt and rest of the spices.
  6. Mix it using you hand and make sure that all the slices are coated with this.
  7. Let it sit or marinate for 10-15 minutes.

Making kurkuri bhindi recipe:

  1. Heat the oil in a pan on medium heat. Always use less oil to fry this bhindi. Because after frying you will have messy oil with all the masala. So I recommend to use small pan with about an inch of oil.
  2. Once oil is hot, take few okra slices, shake it lightly and then add into the hot oil.
  3. Keep moving once in a while for even browning. Fry till they are golden brown and crispy.
  4. Once fried, remove it using slotted spatula.
  5. Transfer them to a paper towel lined plate. Add the next batch to the hot oil.
  6. sprinkle the chaat masala and serve.

Notes

*Nutrition information is a rough estimate for 1 serving

Nutrition Facts
Kurkuri bhindi recipe (Crispy fried bhindi)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 275 Calories from Fat 249
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 27.7g 43%
Saturated Fat 3.6g 18%
Trans Fat 0.1g
Sodium 303mg 13%
Potassium 194mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 5.9g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2.2g 9%
Sugars 1.1g
Protein 1.7g 3%
Vitamin A 11%
Vitamin C 20%
Calcium 4%
Iron 4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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