Kurkuri Bhindi or Okra Fries
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Kurkuri Bhindi or okra fries, is a popular Indian snack that perfect with teatime munching. Kurkuri means crispy and bhindi means okra, hence it’s called kurkuri bhindi. It is easy to make snack which is gluten free and vegan too. Just slice okras thinly, coat with chickpeas flour and flavorful spices, then deep fry into the hot oil till crispy golden brown to make it. It is an ultimate vegetarian snaking dish.
Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 3-4
  • 250gm Bhindi/Okra
  • ¼ cup Chickpeas Flour
  • 1 tbsp Rice Flour
  • 1 tsp Red Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 2 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin Powder
  • ½ tsp Amchur Powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Chaat Masala for sprinkling
  • Oil for Frying or Spraying for Baking
  1. Wash and wipe the bhindis with a paper towel or kitchen cloth properly.
  2. Cut the top crown of bhindi, then cut it length wise into 4 pieces and keep aside.
  3. If you want fried kurkuri bhindi, just remove the seeds to avoid messy oil. If you are going to bake, than no need to remove the seeds.
  4. In a bowl, add chickpeas flour, rice flour, red chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, amchur powder, cumin powder, salt and mix it well using a spoon.
  5. Add the sliced bhindi and mix it with your hand till each slice coat well. Keep aside for 10 mins.
  6. For Frying
  7. • Heat the oil in a deep pan.
  8. • Then fry the coated bhindi slices into small batches on a medium flame till becomes crispy golden brown.
  9. For Baking
  10. • Preheat the oven on 400F.
  11. • Take a baking sheet, arrange the aluminum foil paper over it. Spread the coated bhindi slices, spray little oil and bake it about 20-22 mins.
  12. Kurkuri Bhindi is ready, sprinkle some chaat masala and some lemon juice over it and serve with ketchup or chutney and enjoy.
If you want, then you can skip the part of removing seeds or you can fry with seeds. It is just to avoid mess in oil while frying.
Do not fry slices in big batches. It won’t be crispy and will end up with soggy and slimy slices.
You can use cornstarch instead of rice flour.
Recipe by Binjal's VEG Kitchen at https://binjalsvegkitchen.com/kurkuri-bhindi-or-okra-fries/