Monday, December 1, 2008

Crispy Bhindi - a delicious accompaniment


I have been wanting to make something with the bhindi or okra that is different from my usual bhindi subzi. This crispy bhindi was what came to my mind. I had tasted it before at a friend's place and had liked it very much. However, had never got down to making it myself. The okra in my refrigerator called out to me to get it out:). Easy to make done real quick this crispy bhindi(okra) goes very well with rice. I have cut it thin and long strips here. Instead of making it very thin if you slit one okra into two lengthwise and sprinkle some finely chopped onions, coriander leaves and chaat masala on each piece and then fry or microwave them, it would make a real tasty appetizer too. I have a deep fried recipe here, however, it beautifully in the microwave too. So if you want to cut out the extra calories you could try them in the microwave instead.

Ingredients:
Okra(bhindi) - 1/4 kg
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Chaat masala - 1/2 to 3/4 tsp
Kashmiri chilli powder - 1/2 tsp

Method:
Cut okra into thin strips. Add in all the other ingredients, mix well. Keep aside for 10 minutes. Deep fry till crisp and golden brown. Serve with rice.

16 comments:

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

easy and delicious okra.. i love okra. i can have it everyday even 3 times a day :)

DEESHA said...

yummy okra recipe .. will try this for sure .. looks yumm

Happy cook said...

I am not a huge fan of okra, but iam sure i would love this, they ineed look crispy and dleicous

Valarmathi said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. You have good collection of recipes. Really should try something.

Ramya said...

This is one dish I very frequently make in the house. The dish is one of my fav's

anudivya said...

Wow looks great. WOuld baking be an option though?

DK said...

cutting them so thin! Now thats interesting!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

I too have bhindi fry in my archive,but different from ur method,some time gotto try this method too!

Simran said...

Looks delicious. I make a similar one but add a tbsp of besan as well when marinating bhindi - it's meant to be eaten with rotis but usually vanishes as soon as it's made.

Suma Rajesh said...

lovly snack item vandana..i lov bindies so much..

Usha said...

Crispy okra sounds yum :-)

Uma said...

ooh, crispy okra fry looks so delicious and mouth-watering Vandana!

Sagari said...

woqqqqq bhindi looks veryy crispy vandana

Purva Desai said...

I love bhindi in any form.....will try ur version of crispy bhindi next time..

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Roopa said...

mmm, thats a very nice accompaniment:) I love bhindi, but didnt know what else to make other than add to sambar. Thats a wonderful way to use up bhindi:)

Sharmi said...

I could never guess that was bhindi!! looks so crisp and nice!!

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