Feb 20, 2011

Punjabi style Sunheri Bhindi ( Okra / Bhindi sliced and deep fried )

Punjabi style Sunheri Bhindi ( Okra / Bhindi sliced and deep fried )

Serves : Four
Time required : 20 minutes


500 g bhindi ( lady fingers )

Salt to taste ( or 1 teaspoon )

Juice of two lemons (this ingredient is very important)

1 teaspoon chilli powder

1 teaspoon turmeric powder

2 teaspoon chaat masala

1 teaspoon ajwain

1 teaspoon amchur powder ( dry mango powder )

30 g ginger- garlic paste

50 g gram flour ( besan )

2 teaspoon rice flour

Oil for frying ( approximately 250 ml )

10 g ginger , julienned ( optional )

5 green chillies , sliced ( optional )

Lemon wedges (optional)


Wash, clean bhindi and wipe each bhindi with a soft kitchen towel.

Snip off both the ends of the bhindi and slit lengthwise.

Spread the bhindi in a flat dish and sprinkle evenly with salt, lemon juice , chilli powder , turmeric powder, chaat masala , ajwain , amchur powder and ginger- garlic paste. Mix gently to coat the bhindi evenly.

Sprinkle gram flour and rice flour over the bhindi and mix it to coat the bhindi evenly (This step is very important). Divide into four portions.

Heat oil in a kadai until it is smoking.

Add one portion of the coated bhindi slices, gently separating them with a fork , so they do not stick to each other.

Fry till crisp and brown. Similarly fry the remaining bhindi.

Garnish with ginger juliennes / lemon wedges and green chillies and serve immediately with tomato sauce or green chutney or as a side dish with Rotis / Rice.

Nutritive value of each serving : 247.0 kcal
Useful kitchen gadgets

Pepper grinder / crusher

Egg slicer

Available @ leading supermarkets in Chennai