October 12, 2015

Crispy Okra / Crispy Vendakai

Crispy Okra is a delicious and crunchy accompaniment for Dal rice, Sambhar rice, Curd rice or any variety rice. This can also be served as evening snack with hot tea. Cashews can also be added along with peanuts to make it more tasty.

Ingredients :

25 Okra / Lady's finger / Bhendi / Vendakai 
2 Tbsp Besan flour
1 Tbsp Rice flour
1/2 Tsp Red chilli powder 
1/2 Tsp Coriander powder
1/4 Tsp Turmeric powder 
1/4 Tsp  Jeera powder 
1/4 Tsp Chaat Masala
Salt to taste
Handful of Curry leaves
1/4 Cup Peanuts

Method :

Wash and wipe the okras using kitchen towel.

Cut and discard both the ends of okra.

Cut the okras into 4 vertical pieces and keep aside.

In a large bowl, add Besan flour followed by Rice flour, Jeera powder, Coriander powder, Chilli powder,
Turmeric powder, Chaat masala and Salt.

Mix well and add the chopped okras.

Cover it with plate or lid and shake it well so that the masala powder gets coated well with the okra.

Leave it aside for 5 minutes and mix it again.

Heat 1 - 11/2 Cups Oil in a deep pan and fry the masala coated okras in batches on medium flame.

Once done, fry the curry leaves and peanuts.

Mix everything in a bowl and serve hot.

Serving Options :

Serve hot with Sambhar rice, Curd rice or any variety rice.


  1. I love the crispy bhindi .. such eye-catching close ups

  2. I have recently discovered a love of okra and I need to try some new ways to use it. Yum!

  3. So lovely that looks... love the way you have plated it on some rice... very nice...

  4. Wow super presentation. Delicious