Bhindi Kurkure – Crispy Spiced Okra

Photo By: Adam Ahmed

Bhindi is Okra in Hindi and Kurkure translates to crunchy and is also the name of a popular commercial snack in India. So the name is synonymous with something you know and expect to pack a crunch. In this recipe, Okra is prepared by stripping off its sticky insides, mixing in spices and gluten free flours and then deep frying it until it’s crispy. This is a great snack as well as a side to go with your vegetarian and non-vegetarian meals.



12 oz, 330 gms Okra

1 tsp rice flour

2 tbsps gram flour (chana ka atta)

1 tsp each cumin & chili powder

Juice of half a lemon


1/2 sliced onion

Oil for frying

1/4 cup curry leaves



Cut the tops off the Bhindi/Okra, slice in half and using a small spoon scrape all the seeds out

Cut the Bhindi again in thinner strips

Add this in the bowl together with rice and gram flour, spices, lemon juice, salt and onion and then mix well

Deep fry the Bhindi in batches and add some curry leaves to the oil

Remove and drain


Photo by: Adam Ahmed

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