As I had mentioned before, TH and I are not huge fans of Okra (Vendakka/ladies finger. But I feel guilty if I leave out any vegetable completely (except for Pavakka/Karela!) so I bought it the other day just to try and make something different. This is a spontaneous recipe that happened just like that and it came out really well, so much so that TH didn’t even realise it was Okra 🙂 And its really simple too, using minimum ingredients.
You may also like this capsicum besan or capsicum zunka recipe.
Fried Okra with Besan
Ingredients for Bhindi Fry:
Okra / Vendakka / Ladies finger – 10 nos
Besan / chickpeas flour – 3 tbsp
Chilli powder – 1 tsp
Turmeric – a pinch
Hing – 1/4 tsp
Jeera – 1/2 tsp
Salt – to taste
How to Make Okra Besan Fry:
1. Mix the besan with chilli, turmeric, hing, jeera and salt. Add enough water to make a thick batter.
2. Cut the okra into thin discs and add to the besan batter.
3. Heat about 2 tbsp oil in a non-stick pan and add this mixture. Keep stirring occasionally until it starts separating into small bits and the okra is cooked.
The final dish was soft and spicy with a sweet tinge. We loved it!