Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Kurkure bhindi | Vendakkai Varuval | Fried Okra | Ladies Finger Fries | Gluten Free and Vegan Snack Recipe

Kurkure Bhindi

Hi Supermoms,

Crispy fried Ladies finger is a popular snack . Many do not like ladies finger if they are sticky and slimy . But this Kurkure Bhindi /Crispy Fried Ladies Finger/ vendakkai Varuval is loved by all. I add some onions and garlic to the mixture to make it more interesting.

Many have shared that when they make the ladies finger fries, it absorb loads of oil and also becomes soggy. Do follow  my stepwise instructions and  tips to make crispy fries with minimum oil absorption.

You can also bake the fries using the same recipe. Line a baking tray with parchment paper, add some hot oil to the batter and spread it on the sheet and bake it in a pre heated oven for 6-7 minutes. Flip them, drizzle oil and continue  baking  them till they turn crispy. 

Kurkure bhindi | Vendakkai Varuval :

Preparation time : 20 minutes
Cooking time : 20 minutes
Serves : 4
1 cup = 250 ml cup 

Ingredients :

25-30 ladies fingers
1 onion ( sliced thinly)
1 sprig curry leaves (roughly torn)
1/4 cup chick pea flour/ besan
2 tablespoons rice flour
1/2 inch grated ginger( optional)
2-3 garlic pods ( grated )
1-2 green chillies (hand pounded or grated, optional)
1 teaspoon kashmiri chilli powder ( adjust)
1/4 teaspoon amchoor powder/ dry mango powder OR 1 teaspoon of lemon juice  
1/8 teaspoon cumin powder ( optional)
1/8 teaspoon turmeric powder
pinch of asafoetida
salt to taste
oil to fry 

Method :

1. Wash the ladies finger and pat dry them in a kitchen towel.
2. Once it is pat dried, cut the corners.
3. Now, cut them vertically into two halves.
4. Remove all the seeds.
5. Take once half of the ladies finger and cut them into fine strips. 
Chef tip : You can decide the length of the strips.
6. Cut the entire batch into thin strips and set them aside.
7. In a wide bowl add chickpea flour/ besan , rice flour, grated ginger and garlic, green chillies, turmeric powder, spice powders and asafoetida. 
Chef tip : Do not add salt.
8. Mix everything together. 
9. Heat oil in a kadai over low flame  for frying.
10. While the oil is heating up, add the ladies finger strips, onion, curry leaves to the bowl with the flour mixture.
Chef tip : Do not add water. The moisture in the onions and the oil is enough to coat the ladies finger.
11. Mix well .
12. Add salt and 2 teaspoons of hot oil to the mixture.

13. Mix well to coat them evenly.
14. Drop one strip of ladies finger into the oil to check the temperature for frying .
Chef tip : It should sizzle up immediately.
15. Fry the ladies finger in batches, till they turn crispy.

Chef tip : The sizzling sound will stop indicating that the fries are done.
16. Drain them in a tissue paper .

Your crispy and delicious Kurkure Bhindi / Vendakkai Varuval is ready to be served along with lunch or as an evening snack along with tea/coffee.

Kurkure bhindi | Vendakkai Varuval

Happy Cooking !

With love,


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