Last updated on August 19th, 2018
Besanwali bhindi is a simple dry curry with okra. This is a very simple yet tasty one that even okra haters will be coming back for more.
This besan bhindi is authentic Rajasthani recipe. This dry okra curry tastes wonderful with both rice and roti. You can also make this very crispy by sauteing for more time and serve as starter.
What is besan bhindi?
Besan bhindi or besan wali bhindi is a dry okra curry with gram flour or besan as main ingredient. It is a no onion, garlic and tomato recipe so you don’t have to do much chopping.
Chopped okra is first sauteed with spice powders and finally we add gram flour and saute till it is well cooked and okra turns crispy.
In some recipes besan or gram flour is first sauteed well and finally added to the cooked okra. I do not prefer this method as it takes more time.
You can serve rajasthani besan bhindi with dal fry, phulka and also plain paratha.
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Rajasthani besan bhindi recipe is a delicious okra dry curry made with gram flour. This besan wali bhindi is a no onion, garlic and tomato recipe that is vegan too.
- 300 grams okra fresh and tender
- 3 tablespoons gram flour besan OR chickpea flour
- 1 teaspoon red chili powder
- 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
- 1/4 teaspoon asafoetida
- 10 curry leaves
- 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
- 1 teaspoon urad dal
- 2 tablespoons oil
- Salt to taste
Wash and pat dry the okra thoroughly. Chop into 1″ vertical pieces.
Heat a kadai and add 2-3 teaspoons oil.Once hot temper with mustard,urad and asafoetida. Add curry leaves,turmeric powder,chilli powder and saute well for 2-3 minutes.
Add the chopped okra and just spread well.Mix just once to coat the spice powders.Let it cook in low flame for 20 minutes.
By now it would have cooked to some extent now add salt and mix once again and cook for 10 minutes.
Now add the gram flour and mix gently.Cook till the rawness of gram flour goes off and it is absorbed by okra and turns crisp
Serve hot with rice and kuzhambu.