Kurkuri Bhindi Recipe

Kurkuri Bhindi
(AKA Bhindi Fry)
Indian Spiced Crispy Okra
Submitted By: Taz

Ingredients:

1 lbs Okra (Bhindi)
½ cup Chickpea Flour (Besan)
1 tsp Carom Seeds (Ajwain)
1 tsp Garam Masala
½ tsp Red Chile Powder (Lal Mirchi)
½ tsp Turmeric Powder (Haldi)
½ tsp Dried Mango Powder (Amchoor)
Kosher Salt (Namak) to taste
Oil for deep frying
-GARNISH-
Juice of 1 Lemon (Nimbu Ras)
Lemon Wedges (Nimbu)
Chaat Masala
Plain Yogurt -OR- Raita

Preparation:
  1. Heat enough oil for deep frying to 300° (DO NOT OVERHEAT OIL - Okra burns easily when deep fried)
  2. Wash and dry okra thoroughly - Remove the stem of each 'finger' 
  3. Cut okra either 'vertically' into match sticks (apx 4 each 'finger) -OR- cut into rings apx ¼ inch thick - Set aside
  4. Thoroughly mix all of the remaining ingredients in a medium/large mixing bowl - Add okra 'rings' and toss until all of the okra rings are well coated (FRY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE - The salt will begin to draw out water from the okra making them soggy)
  5. Deep fry the okra rings in batches until crisp and golden brown
  6. Remove from oil and place on absorbent paper to drain until ready to serve
  7. Transfer to a serving dish, squeeze lemon juice over the top, and serve hot along with lemon wedges, chaat masala, and yogurt/raita on the side

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