Crispy Bhindi Fry

Crispy Lady`s finger (Vendakka/Okra) fry

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Crispy Bhindi Fry

Crispy Lady`s finger (Vendakka/Okra) fry

Category : Vegetarian, Curries

By Vaishnavi Lakshmi

Published On: 08 Mar 2007

Rating: 4
18 Votes, 5 Reviews
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20 Minutes
Served : 4
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Step 1

Wash the bhindi and pat dry them in towel and leave them for 1 hour.

Step 2

After 1 hour, cut them into circular discs or rings of 5-7 mm thickness.

Step 3

In a bowl mix together salt, garm masala powder, turmeric powder, gram flour, chilly powder, coriander powder and cumin powder.

Step 4

To it, add bhindi, 1/4th bunch of pat dried coriander leaves and toss well.

Step 5

Heat oil in a pan.

Step 6

Splutter mustard seeds followed by black gram, Bengal gram, cumin seeds, roasted peanuts & cashews, curry leaves and coriander leaves one by one.

Step 7

Fry them covered for 1 - 2 mins on a medium flame.

Step 8

:- Take care not to burn the seasoning.

Step 9

Add julienned onion and saute for 3 - 4 mins.

Step 10

Change the flame to high and add the bhindi tossed with all powders and coriander leaves to the above and toss it well and saute for 2 mins without lid.

Step 11

Close the lid , turn the stove to medium and cook covered for 6 - 7 mins.

Step 12

:- In between keep tossing or shaking so that the bhindi is not burnt.

Step 13

Open the lid and cook on medium flame until the bhindi turns crispy.

Step 14

:- This takes another 10 - 14 mins.

Step 15

Finally garnish with cilantro leaves and curry leaves and switch off the stove and keep covered for 10 more minutes so that the flavours of cilantro and curry leaves is absorbed by the bhindi.

Step 16

:- U can add grated coconut if u wish.

Step 17

:- Never over toss the bhindi. It will turn soggy.
:- U can adjust spicyness according to ur taste.
:- U can also alternately deep fry the bhindi and then do the seasoning and add masala and grated coconut.


I made this dish for lunch. It came out very well


Easy and tasty..


Hi, thanks for sharing this recipe.It came out well though it took a little longer time than said to cook.


I love andhra foods.....& this is an excellent receipe....but do you need to use a vocabulaory that many ordinary people dont understand...Wat i meant was all about `Cilantro`..which is popularly known as CORIANDER LEAVES...


very good recipe.,came out sooooo good thankyou so much for sharing

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