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Crispy Rajasthani Bhindi (Gram flour coated Okra)

Lightly sautéed Okra is gently tossed with roasted gram flour and other spices to create a dish that goes well as a curry/ side.
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Course: Appetizer, Main Dish
Cuisine: Indian, Rajasthani
Keyword: dairy-free, Gluten-free, healthy, indian, vegan, vegetarian
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 140kcal
Author: Aakruti Mahendra


  • 1/2 lbs Bhindi (or Okra) or 250 grams
  • 3-4 tbsp Besan or gram flour
  • 1 tsp Amchoor or dried mango powder
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp Red chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric
  • Salt to taste
  • 3-4 tbsp cooking oil


  • Rinse and pat dry Okra. Cut the crown and tip.
  • Make 2-3 slits without completely slicing. Now cut them into 1/2 inch pieces.
  • Heat oil in a medium non stick pan and sauté okra pieces until crisp and slight brown.
  • Remove and drain excess oil. Keep them aside.
  • In the same pan, heat 1/2 tbsp oil and roast besan until it's raw fragrance disappears.
  • Now add the sautéed okra and gently toss. Next add in all the spices and salt and stir gently so that the mixture coats okra well.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl and enjoy as a side with drinks or with hot rotis (Indian flatbread).


The nutritional value is for 1 serving. Please keep in mind that the nutrition value is a rough estimate and can vary based on the product used.


Calories: 140kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 217mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 480IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 1mg
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