besan bhindi recipe, besan wali bhindi recipe, rajasthani bhindi fry recipe
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besan bhindi recipe

besan ki bhindi recipe - a spiced dry okra curry made with roasted gram flour from the rajasthani  cuisine.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: side dish
Cuisine: rajasthani
Servings: 2 to 3
Author: Dassana Amit


main ingredients for besan bhindi

  • 200 to 250 grams small sized bhindi (okra or lady finger)
  • 4 tablespoon besan (gram flour)
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder (dhania powder)
  • 1 teaspoon amchur powder (dry mango powder)
  • ½ teaspoon red chilli powder (lal mirch powder)
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi)
  • ⅛ to ¼ teaspoon garam masala powder
  • ½ tablespoon water (optional)
  • 3 tablespoon oil for sauting the bhindi
  • ½ tablespoon ghee for frying the besan
  • salt as required

for garnishing besan bhindi

  • ½ inch ginger julienned or cut into thin strips
  • ½ tablespoon lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon water
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • few chopped coriander leaves (dhania patta)- optional


preparation for besan bhindi

  • in a small bowl, mix together the ginger juliennes, lemon juice, sugar and water.
  • keep this pickled ginger aside for a minimum of 40 mins to 1 hour or maximum of 3 hours.
  • rinse and pat dry the okra (bhindi). slice off the crown and the tip of the bhindi.
  • then make two or three slits on each bhindi, without breaking them.

making besan bhindi

  • heat 3 tbsp oil in a pan. add the bhindi. saute them till they are crisp and browned.
  • drain the bhindi on paper towels to remove excess oil.
  • in the same pan, add 1/2 tbsp ghee.
  • add the besan/gram flour and fry the besan till it changes color and becomes aromatic. keep on stirring while frying the besan so that it does not get burnt.
  • you should see the fat releasing from the besan.
  • add the bhindi to the besan. stir.
  • then add all the spice powders (coriander, dry mango powder, red chilli powder and turmeric powder).
  • stir well and sprinkle salt and 1/2 tbsp water. adding water is optional and you can also skip this step.
  • stir and saute, until the roasted gram flour and spice mixture coats the bhindi well.
  • lastly, add garam masala and give a stir.
  • while serving besan wali bhindi, garnish bhindi with the julienned ginger from the sugar syrup along with coriander leaves.
  • serve besan ki bhindi recipe hot with roti or chappati or as a side dish with dal rice or curry rice.