bhindi pakora recipe | okra fritters | bende gatti baje recipe

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bhindi pakora recipe | okra fritters | bende gatti baje recipe with detailed photo and video recipe. simple and tasty snack recipe prepared from finely chopped ladies finger which is later mixed with besan and rice flour batter to deep fry. it is a perfect evening snack enjoyed with a cup of masala chai or coffee which is also served as side dish for lunch & dinner.
bhindi pakora recipebhindi pakoda recipe | okra pakora recipe | bende gatti baje recipe with step by step photo and video recipe. pakora recipe is generic recipe which is generally prepared with many other vegetables. the popular one is onion pakora which is prepared with same besan batter mixture. however bhindi pakora recipe is for those who do not prefer onion recipes but still has the craving for crispy pakoras.

in udupi cuisine bhindi pakora is known as bende gatti baje recipe which literately means hard pakoras. unlike other pakoras, this fritter has a hard texture because of the rice flour and besan flour combination. hence it is referred as gatti baje is mainly prepared during religious ceremony feast because of the no onion usage pakora. it is served as condiment after the rasam rice serving and just before the sambar rice serving.

okra frittersfurthermore, some important tips and recommendations for a perfect, crispy and savoury bhindi pakora recipe. firstly, i have finely chopped the okras which is then mixed with besan and rice flour batter. alternatively, the whole bhindi’s can be deep fried with the same batter, very similar to mirchi bajji. secondly, i have not added any water or moisture content to prepare the batter. and i recommend the same as the okra would release its sticky latex with the moisture. lastly, deep fry these pakora’s on medium flame so that the pakoras cook evenly.

finally i would like to highlight my other snacks recipes collection from my blog. it includes, bhindi rava fry, veg lollipop, palak chakli, noodles cutlet, sabudana tikki, paneer nuggets, bread samosa and pizza puff recipe. in addition do visit my other recipes collection with this post of bhindi pakora recipe,

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easy bhindi pakora recipe | okra fritters | bende gatti baje recipe
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Recipe type: snacks
Cuisine: south indian
Serves: 4 Servings
Ingredients
  • 10 bhindi / okra / lady finger
  • 2 green chilli, finely chopped
  • 1 inch ginger, finely chopped
  • few curry leaves, chopped
  • ½ tsp turmeric / haldi
  • ½ tsp kashmiri red chilli powder
  • pinch of hing / asafoetida
  • ¾ cup besan / gram flour
  • ¼ cup rice flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • oil for deep frying
Instructions ( 1 cup =255 ml)
  1. firstly, clean and wipe the bhindi well making sure there is no moisture before chopping finely.
  2. further add 2 green chilli, 1 inch ginger, few curry leaves, ½ tsp turmeric, ½ tsp chilli powder and pinch of hing.
  3. also add ¾ cup besan, ¼ cup rice flour and ½ tsp salt.
  4. combine all the ingredients well without adding any water.
  5. also squeeze the bhindi well to release moisture and make dough moist.
  6. now take a small ball sized dough and drop into hot oil.
  7. make sure to spread the dough and not pile up one over another.
  8. fry on medium flame stirring occasionally.
  9. also fry till the pakodas turn crisp and golden brown for approximately 15 minutes.
  10. finally, serve crispy bhindi pakoda with green chutney along with masala tea.


how to make bhindi pakora with step by step photo:

  1. firstly, clean and wipe the bhindi well making sure there is no moisture before chopping finely.
    bhindi pakora recipe
  2. further add 2 green chilli, 1 inch ginger, few curry leaves, ½ tsp turmeric, ½ tsp chilli powder and pinch of hing.
    bhindi pakora recipe
  3. also add ¾ cup besan, ¼ cup rice flour and ½ tsp salt.
    bhindi pakora recipe
  4. combine all the ingredients well without adding any water.
    okra fritters
  5. also squeeze the bhindi well to release moisture and make dough moist.
    okra fritters
  6. now take a small ball sized dough and drop into hot oil. make sure to spread the dough and not pile up one over another.
    okra fritters
  7. fry on medium flame stirring occasionally.
    bende gatti baje recipe
  8. also fry till the pakodas turn crisp and golden brown for approximately 15 minutes.
    bende gatti baje recipe
  9. finally, serve crispy bhindi pakoda with green chutney along with masala tea.
    okra fritters


notes:

  • firstly, replace rice flour with corn flour to make bhindi pakoda (bende gatti baje) more crispy.
  • also make sure not to add any water while preparing dough.
  • additionally, fry on medium flame till the pakodas turn crispy.
  • finally, bhindi pakoda (bende gatti baje) stays good for a week when stored in a airtight container.

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Hebbar's Kitchen is all about Indian veg recipes. This blog is managed by me Archana and my husband, Sudarshan. I try to post my recipes with simple & easily available ingredients from kitchen. These posts are usually supported by short videos and photo recipes. Learn interesting recipes and share your feedback, as your feedback means a lot to me.

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