Bhindi Kurkuri or Crispy Okra is an extremely yummy crunchy snack that most of us would love to binge on. It is generally accompanied with rice, dal or chapattis. Bhindi kurkure is a very easy to prepare innovative and economical dish. This dish also makes an interesting starter which can be eaten on its own. Bhindi Kurkuri is made with okra or lady finger’s coated with gram flour or chickpea flour added with few spices and vinegar, deep fried until golden and crisp and served as a side dish or served before meal as a starter or snack. Crispy Okra can be eaten anytime as they are absolutely taste and light to eat.
Okra is a popular vegetable known by many different names such as lady’s finger (outside United States), Kingombo (Bantu languages), gumbo (many parts of United States) and often called as Bhindi (Hindi) in India and United Kingdom. In most of West Asia, South and South East Europe, Okra is known as bamya (bamija). It is widely used in making thick stew added with vegetables and meat.
It is one of the most popular vegetable among West Asians, North Indians and Pakistanis alike. It is popular in India and Pakistan, where chopped pieces are stir fried with spices known as the okra fry, pickled, salted or added to gravy-based preparations. In western parts of India (Gujarat, Maharashtra), okra is often stir-fried with some sugar. Okra is also used in Kadhi.
The ladies finger is used to make sambar in Udupi cuisine. In southern India, the okra is cooked in a spicy and tangy tamarind sauce called Vendakai Okra Kozhambu. It’s important to get several servings of vegetables in our diet each day. Okra health benefits include aspects such as being low in calories, being a great vegetable for people trying to lose weight, and being good for the digestive system.
Okra is very low in calories. Okra contains no cholesterol or saturated fat, which are two components that should be avoided when losing weight. The fiber content in okra is high. Along with containing high amounts of fiber, okra also contains high amounts of vitamins A, C, and B6. Large amounts of calcium, zinc, riboflavin, folic acid, and iron are also present in this vegetable.
How to prepare Bhindi Kurkuri Crispy Okra:
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Okra - 200 gms
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Cumin powder - ½ tsp
Ajwain - ½ tsp
Vinegar - 2 tbsp
Salt - to taste
Chickpea flour - ¼ cup
Oil - for deep frying
- Clean Okra, remove the seeds and cut them into thin juliennes.
- Take a bowl, add the okra juliennes, salt, vinegar, ajwain, cumin powder, coriander powder, chilli powder and mix well.
- Add chickpea flour, mix and drop them in hot oil
- Fry until they become crispy and done.
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