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Kurkuri Masala Bhendi

Kurkuri Masala Bhendi

Kurkuri means crispy and Bhindi means okra. This spicy, crispy okra is simply delicious. The okra is marinated in some Indian spices, lightly coated with gram flour and deep fried (“Kurkuri” means crispy. Kurkuri bhindi can also be served as a snack, or side dish with chapatti and dal.

Preparation Time: 15 min || Marinating Time: 30 min || Cooking Time: 15 min || Serves: 2 people

Kurkuri Masala Bhendi Ingredients:

  • 125 gms Okra/Bhindi/Lady Finger
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp chaat masala + 1/4 tsp used to sprinkle at the end
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala powder
  • 3-4 tbsp besan/gram flour
  • Salt
  • Oil for frying

How to prepare Kurkuri Masala Bhendi:

  • Rinse the okra or bhindi in water for 3-4 times. Wipe them dry with a kitchen napkin. Slice the bhindi vertically into 4 0r 6 pieces.
  • Take all your sliced bhindi in a big bowl. Now sprinkle all the spice powders on the sliced bhindi. With a spoon or spatula, gently mix the spice powders with the bhindi.
  • Sprinkle the besan on the bhindi. Again, gently mix the besan with the bhindi. The besan must evenly coat the bhindi.
  • Marinate the bhindi in this mixture for 25-30 minutes.
  • Heat up the oil in kadhai. Add a batch of marinated bhindi and fry. 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.
  • Keep the fried bhindis on a kitchen tissue so that the extra oil gets drained.
  • Sprinkle some kala namak & chaat masala on the crispy fried bhindi.
  • Enjoy the kurkuri bhindi plain or with rotis and a bowl of curd.
Darshana Shah

I am an Electronic Engineer and now a Housewife. ‘Cooking’ was never my passion. My mom & my relatives would have never thought that I could cook someday, let alone the thought of me having my own cooking blog site. After marriage I started cooking for my husband, initially it was a job for me and I never realized when that job became my passion. Now Cooking moves me & Cooking for my family & friends is a fantastic way to bond, reduce stress, and feel satisfied.

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