Bhindi Kurkure {Okra Fries}

by Kiran on September 1, 2015 · 13 comments

in Indian, Sides, Vegetarian


Its a vegetable that I don’t want to live without. A vegetable that can never go out of season in our household. I’m always looking for new ways of enjoying bhindi.

And boy, this has to be one of my favorite bhindi recipes ever. What’s not to love when it’s deep fried? 😀

Bhindi Kurkure {Okra Fries} | @KiranTarun
My mother in law introduced this recipe last year while we were making a menu list to host lunch for friends. This was on the menu, a very lightly battered, fried gently until golden and crunchy, mildly spiced okra fries.

As we eyeballed the whole recipe last year while making it, I never had the chance to jot it all down. Called mom in law and she gave me a list of ingredients, with a “dash of this and a sprinkle of that” analogy. Off I went to measure this recipe out.

Fun times and so glad I did! Now go and make it 😀

Bhindi Kurkure {Okra Fries} | @KiranTarun

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Serves 2, generously


  • 250 gm bhindi/okra (preferably the thin and long variety)
  • 4 tbsp besan (chickpea flour)
  • 2 tbsp corn flour/rice flour
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp chaat masala
  • 1/2 tsp aamchur (mango powder)
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder
  • 1/8 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • very little water
  • oil for deep frying


  1. Wash bhindi and dry it thoroughly. Trim, slice lengthwise into quarters and add it into a large bowl.
  2. In a small bowl, add the rest of ingredients (minus water and oil), stir and sprinkle the seasonings onto sliced okras. With clean and definitive dry hands, gently coat sliced okras with the seasonings. Allow okras to “marinate” in the seasoning for at least 30 minutes to an hour, to allow the secretion of moisture.
  3. Add enough oil into a deep saucepan for deep frying. Heat oil until hot. Once heated, turn down temperature to medium.
  4. Line baking sheets with paper towels.
  5. Wet hands with very little water. Shake off excess. Gently toss okra with the seasonings.
  6. Gently drop small quantity of seasoned okras into hot oil and deep fry for 2 to 3 minutes or until golden, tossing in between.
  7. Remove okra fries and allow the excess oil to drain on paper towels. Continue frying the rest.
  8. Serve with hot sauce/chutneys or as a side dish with rice and dal.


Bhindi Kurkure {Okra Fries} | @KiranTarun
I did all the hard-work of measuring out this recipe. The only thing you need to do is gather the ingredients, make it and gobble! It’s so good, I promise 🙂

What is your favorite okra recipe?


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{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Rosa September 1, 2015 at 2:09 PM

A dish I’d love to taste! Never cooked this vegetable myself, but I love the way it tastes.




2 Kiran October 23, 2015 at 5:49 PM

A must try, Rosa. Especially with dal and steamed basmati rice. Yummy!


3 Angie@Angie's Recipes September 2, 2015 at 2:17 PM

I would eat the whole plate at one go. They look super!
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4 Kiran October 23, 2015 at 5:50 PM

Lol, I would too 😀


5 Asian SlowCooking September 2, 2015 at 8:02 PM

Loved the Photography! Looking Yummy!
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6 Kiran October 23, 2015 at 5:51 PM

Thank you so much! Welcome 🙂


7 Maria | Pink Patisserie September 4, 2015 at 9:52 AM

Oh wow Kiran! This recipe looks so fantastic! I’m a huge fan of okra, I can only imagine how this tastes fried up!


8 Kiran October 23, 2015 at 5:57 PM

Thanks Maria. It’s simple yet packed with a ton of flavor!


9 Erika September 8, 2015 at 1:52 PM

I absolutely LOVE this! Fried okra is a favorite of mine.
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10 Kiran October 23, 2015 at 6:05 PM

Mine too!


11 Daniela September 9, 2015 at 3:26 PM

I ‘ve first heard about okra when we lived in India and enjoyed it very much in different presentations.
I love this way to prepare it, so tasty and crispy.
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12 Kiran October 23, 2015 at 6:11 PM

Daniela — you lived in India?! How fun 🙂


13 MyKabulKitchen November 22, 2015 at 2:57 PM

This recipe makes Okra just the way I like it…crispy 🙂
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