Bhindi Fry Recipe or Kurkuri Bhindi, How to make Bhindi Fry | Okra Fry

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Bhindi Fry or Kurkuri Bhindi Recipe - In Hindi, Kurkuri means Crisp and Bhindi is Okra. This Bhindi Fry recipe is an easy snack like recipe made with Bhindi or Okra (Lady Finger). It is great as a side dish with the combination of dal-rice,  sambar-rice, curd-rice or even with plain chapatis or parathas.

I do not make this Bhindi fry recipe often as my hubby does not like it. But sometimes I do want to indulge in food that I like and have grown up with. My mom used to make the crispy bhindi like this and we used to relish it with soft chapatis.

I remember, I had made this bhindi recipe soon after our marriage. I called up mom and asked her for the recipe. I exactly followed her instructions and made the kurkuri bhindi. Little did I know that my husband would not eat it. What a rude shock for me? He just had one piece of bhindi and thats it!!!!!

The bhindi fry had turned out exactly the way mom makes. It was so good, but it did not synchronize with hubby dear’s taste and food habits.

crispy bhindi recipe

Such is life… my hubby has a completely different taste and food habits. He does like bhindi, but it has to be soft, mushy and well cooked….. not crisp or spicy.

My mom would add all the spice powders that I have added in this recipe, except chaat masala. She would also add jeera powder. I have not added jeera powder. The rest of the bhindi recipe is same.

crispy bhindi okra

Lets Start Step by Step Kurkuri Bhindi or Bhindi Fry Recipe:

  • Rinse the bhindi in water for 3-4 times. Wipe them dry with a kitchen napkin. Slice the bhindi/okra vertically into 4 pieces. If you have small sized bhindi, then slice into 2 pieces. Take all your sliced bhindi in a big thali or a big bowl.

sliced bhindi okra

  • Now sprinkle all the spice powders one by one on the sliced bhindi.

sprinkling spice powders on bhindi or okra

  • With a spoon or spatula, gently mix the spice powders with the bhindi.

bhindi mixed with spice powders

  • Sprinkle the besan on the bhindi.

adding besan to bhindi

  • Again, gently mix the besan with the bhindi…. no….. bhindi with the besan…. I am confused :-( …. just mix everything. The besan must evenly coat the bhindi.

bhindi mixed with besan

  • Marinate the bhindi in this mixture for 25-30 minutes. You could also keep it for an hour. This is how they look after marination.

okra after marination

  • In your kadai, heat up the oil. Add a batch of marinated bhindi and fry. Since I had 200 gms of bhindi, I fried 100 gms first and the next 100 gms later. So the frying was in two batches.
    Fry the bhindis till golden brown and crisp on a medium flame. Take care and keep on turning the bhindi/okra so that they get fried evenly. If the oil becomes too hot, you could lower the flame and fry.

bhindis being fried in oil

  • This is how they looked after I removed them from the kadai and before they were kept on the serving dish. By the way, I forgot to keep the kitchen tissues on the plate. But if you do want to soak the excess oil from bhindi, keep the fried bhindis on a crumpled kitchen tissue so that the extra oil gets drained.

crispy fried bhindi straight from kadai

  • Serve kurkuri bhindi directly as they are (the way I did) or if you want you could garnish them with coriander leaves, julienned ginger or sliced green chilis. If you like you could also sprinkle some lime juice on top of the crispy bhindi. You could also sprinkle some kala namak or chaat masala on the crispy fried bhindi.

crispy bhindi okra recipe

  • Enjoy the kurkuri bhindi plain or with rotis and a bowl of curd.

crispy bhindi recipe

Few points for the fried bhindi recipe:

  • The oil should be hot, otherwise the bhindi/okra will absorb oil and become soggy and not even look good on the plate. In case, the oil  gets over before frying the second batch, add some more oil.
  • You can alter the spice powders as per your taste. Since I have a homemade punjabi garam masala and its very strong, I have added 1/4 tsp of it. But you can adjust the garam masala as per its quality and freshness.
  • I have shallow fried the bhindis. I won’t suggest deep frying as later your kadai or pan will have all the besan, spices and the bhindi seeds leftovers. It looks a mess.
  • Take as much oil as is needed for the bhindi (okra) so that all the oil gets used up. Thus, you don’t have a messy oil to strain or throw later.

if you are looking for more bhindi recipes then do check bhindi bhajibhindi do pyazabharwan bhindialoo bhindi and bhindi masala.

Kurkuri Bhindi or Bhindi Fry Recipe below:

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Kurkuri Bhindi or Bhindi Fry Recipe
 
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Kurkuri Bhindi: Crispy Okra Fry Recipe
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Recipe type: Snacks
Cuisine: Indian
Ingredients (american measuring cup used, 1 cup = 250 ml)
  • 200 gms Okra/Bhindi/Lady Finger
  • ½ tsp red chili powder/lal mirch powder
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder/haldi
  • ¼ tsp dry mango powder/amchur powder
  • ¼ tsp chaat masala
  • ¼ tsp garam masala powder
  • 3 tbsp besan/gram flour
  • salt or black salt
  • oil for frying the bhindis
Instructions
  1. Rinse the okra or bhindi in water for 3-4 times. Wipe them dry with a kitchen napkin. Slice the bhindi vertically into 4 pieces. If you have small sized bhindi, then slice into 2 pieces. Take all your sliced bhindi in a big thali or a big bowl.
  2. Now sprinkle all the spice powders one by one on the sliced bhindi.
  3. With a spoon or spatula, gently mix the spice powders with the bhindi.
  4. Sprinkle the besan on the bhindi.
  5. Again, gently mix the besan with the bhindi. The besan must evenly coat the bhindi.
  6. Marinate the bhindi in this mixture for 25-30 minutes. You could also keep it for an hour.
  7. In your kadai, heat up the oil. Add a batch of marinated bhindi and fry. Since I had 200 gms of bhindi, I fried 100 gms first and the next 100 gms later. So the frying was in two batches. Fry the bhindis till golden brown and crisp on a medium flame. Take care and keep on turning the okra so that they get fried evenly. If the oil becomes too hot, you could lower the flame and fry.
  8. keep the fried bhindis on a crumpled kitchen tissue so that the extra oil gets drained.
  9. Serve them directly as they are (the way I did) or if you want you could garnish bhindi with coriander leaves, julienned ginger or sliced green chilis.
  10. If you like you could also sprinkle some lime juice on top of the crispy bhindi.
  11. You could also sprinkle some kala namak or chaat masala on the crispy fried bhindi.
  12. Enjoy the kurkuri bhindi plain or with rotis and a bowl of curd.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2



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  1. gagan malik says

    Dear Dassana, your recipies are really great. My kids loved them, specially the bhindi ones.
    Can I get some cake recipes too along with their icings.
    Would recommend the site to all my friends, I m sure they would love it too.

  2. Sunita Menon says

    Can the kurkuri bhindis be fried the previous day if there is a party next evening?
    If it’s kept in air tight containers?

  3. Patti says

    I had this recipe once in a private home and have been craving it ever since. However, I have no sources near me for the Indian spice in the recipe. Suggestions on how to get them, please?

  4. says

    Bhindi is by far one of my favourite veggies. I’m continously looking for new ways to prepare it and lo and behold,I came across this simply defined reciepe. I’ve made this as a side dish to Currie Kitchri and it was very,very tasty. Thanks for sharing :) x

  5. Farhat Baig says

    I made this Bhindi recipe and it came out very good. The kids loved it and the bhindis very gone in few mins. Thanks a lot.

  6. Girish says

    I tried this recipe and it came out great. Just the recipe I was looking for as bhindi is one of my fav veggies. Thanks for sharing and detailing all the steps carefully. Girish

  7. poonam says

    Receipe seems interesting and easy.i m going to make it today for my son,.he got bored from routine bhindi subzi

  8. Adrian Taylor says

    Just love the style of presentation for this recipe – Kurkuri Bhindi. Thank you.

  9. Raajkumar says

    We had recently purchased a Microwave with Grill, Convention..How can we make use to make cakes, Pasteries, Pizza’s Burgurs..etc, foods that my kid loves most..

    • says

      for making cakes, pastries, pizza or burger or for any food that is baked, you have to use the convection mode in the microwave oven. follow the instructions given in the manufacturer’s guide on how to use the convection and grill mode in the microwave. the temperature setting will be given and you can adjust this as per the recipe. some personnel from the company will also come to give a demo on using the oven in various modes.

  10. Abhay Charan das says

    Cooked this recipe tonight – best bhindi dish ever – thanks very much Dassana

  11. GC Joshi says

    I have taken kurkury bhindi in a party and like it and searched for a recipy . Apparently the picture is just like I have taken. Now its time to try it. Thanks for good recipy.

  12. Hazel says

    Hi ,

    I was tired of searching for a proper recipe which is described in simple words and more pictures..and here you are :)

    Thank you so much for this recipe.. This is a Fabulous website ..Am gonna recommend your website to all my friends
    Keep up the good work :)

  13. Krysia says

    This looks really tasty! My mum has asked me to ‘do her some crispy okra’, so I’m going to try this tonight! Looks really simple and easy to follow, thank you! :)

  14. Ramachander says

    In fact I love Bhendi. In ayurveda it is supposed to increase the memory and brain power. We used to cut them into small round rings and fry them in kadai with salt and red chili powder. This is known as Bhendi Fry. But your method seems to be more tasty and mouth watering. We will switch to this method. Thank you.

  15. Annie Gill says

    very nice presentation of the recipe , makes it very easy n tasty to cook with the help of pictures. good work .

  16. Ahamed says

    I just made this dish and it looks awesome. Thank you very much for the recipe. I hope my wife likes it.