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BAKED KURKURI BHINDI/CRISPY OKRA

Baked kurkuri bhindi is a guilt free, gluten free and vegan snack or starter. Served with a dip, it is a tasty crunchy snack to nibble on.
5 from 11 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 250 g bhindi/okra
  • tbsp chana flour/chickpea flour/besan
  • 2 tbsp rice flour
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • ½ -1 tsp red chilli powder
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • ¼ tsp ajwain, carom seeds
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 -1¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

For the Yogurt Dip

  • 1 cup thick plain yogurt
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp sugar optional
  • ¼ tsp red chilli powder
  • ½ tsp cumin powder
  • oil for greasing

Instructions
 

Preparation of Kurkuri Bhindi/Crispy Okra

    • Wash and wipe the bhindi or okra dry with a kitchen towel. Make sure you dry them completely.
    • Trim the ends of the bhindi and cut them into quarters lengthwise.
    • Put the sliced bhindi in a mixing bowl.
    • Add all the ingredients for the for the bhindi or okra.
    • Using your hands mix well gently, make sure you don't break the sliced bhindi.
    • Let this mixture rest for 10 minutes.
    • Preheat the oven to 180°C.
    • Grease two baking trays with some oil.
    • Arrange each coated slice of bhindi in the tray leaving a little space between each slice.
    • Put the trays in the oven to bake for 15-20 minutes till the bhindi slices turn golden brown.
    • Remove the tray from the oven.
    • Tranfer the baked kurkuri bhindi into a serving tray.

    Preparation of the Yogurt Dip:

    • Mix all the ingredients tranfer to a dip bowl.
    • Serve the dip with the kurkuri bhindi.

    Tips:

    • You can wash the bhindi or okra at night and leave it spread out on a kitchen towel to dry.
    • Add spices according ot your taste.
    • If you don't have carom seeds, then omit it.
    • For a vegan dip serve the kurkuri bhindi with a green chutney or tamarind date chutney.
    • Baking time may vary between 15-25 minutes.
    Keyword baked, crunchy,, gluten free, healthy, snack, vegan