Kurkuri Bhindi | Crispy Okra Recipe

Kurkuri Bhindi or Bhindi Fry Recipe - In Hindi, Kurkuri means Crisp and Bhindi is Okra. This Bhindi Fry recipe is an easy snack like recipe made with Bhindi or Okra (Lady Finger). The fried bhindi recipe offers a crispy texture and a great welcome snack in you small get together of family or friends dinner / lunch meal. This is so simple to make and tasty dish.

The kurkuri bhindi offers you a crunchy and tasty twist to a typical bhindi (lady finger) fried recipe. The spices just blends with the bhindi or lady finger which is deep fried to impart a golden look and a crispy (kurkuri) texture. At my home, we generally had this as a side dish with the combination of dal, sambar, rice with any curry or even with plain chapatis or parathas.


Bhindi / Lady finger - 100 gm
Besan / Gram Flour - 25 gm (almost 2 tbsp)
Red chilli powder - 1/2 tbsp

Garam Masala - 1/2 tbsp
Dry Mango /
Amchur powder - 1/2 tbsp
Chaat masala - 1/2 tbsp

Salt to taste
Oil for deep frying

Tip :- You can adjust your dry spices powder according to your taste.

Preparation Method

1. Wash the lady's finger(bhindi) well. Leave it to dry.

2. Using a sharp knife, first cut off both ends and then slit vertically just like in the below image.

3. Dust the bhindi well with besan and marinate with chilly powder, garam masala, dry mango powder, salt to taste and keep it aside for 1/2 hr.

4. Heat a oil in a kadai/wok, put small portions of marinated bhindi and fry it on a medium flame and separate the bhindi strings with the help of spoon.

5. Keep turning over and take out when golden brown and crispy.

6. Serve kurkuri bhindi hot as a starters, sprinkle with lots of Chaat masala on the top.