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Kurkuri Bhindi / Crispy Okra

Updated on June 2, 2014

From Kids to adults bhindi (okra) is loved by all. Bhindi has its own lovely flavor that becomes even more tasty when it is cooked with some spices. Crispy okra is a dish served in north Indian restaurants as a popular side dish.

Quick and easy to make, this recipe acts as a star performer in any party. Besides being tasty, this dish has a lovely look too making it even more presentable


Cook Time

Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 40 min
Yields: 6 people as a side dish


  • Half Kg Bhindi (okra/lady's finger)
  • 1 cup curd
  • 4 tbsp Besan (chickpea flour/gram flour)
  • 2 tbsp Chaat Masala
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder, optional
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp Amchur (dry mango powder), optional
  • 2 tsp (as per taste is better) salt
  • 2 cup oil, for frying

Get Set Go

  1. Thoroughly wash okra and dry it completely so get off any water
  2. Chop the head of okra and slit them length wise into four parts
  3. Take a big plate and spread okra in it to start adding spices to it
  4. Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, amchur powder, lemon, gram flour, curd, chaat masala, and salt
  5. Mix the masalas and curd thoroughly with okra and make sure okras dont break while mixing
  6. leave the okras to marinate for around half an hour
  7. Take a pan, fill it with oil and place it over high flame
  8. When oil heats, decrease the flame and add okra by batches and fry till they turn crispy and brown

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It can be enjoyed alone or with rice and dal or rice alone

Do try this recipe and leave your comments for me to know how did you find it


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    • Sonimanjari profile image

      Manjari Soni 3 years ago from India

      It is, do give it try. It really tastes good and makes as a good party dish.

    • vespawoolf profile image

      vespawoolf 3 years ago from Peru, South America

      I am not a big fan of okra, but with all these spices your dish sounds delicious!