Kurkuri Rava Bhindi/ Crispy Okra Fry

Kurkuri Rava Bhindi

Kurkuri Rava Bhindi/ Crispy Okra Fry

Kurkuri bhindi as the name gives complete picture of the recipe, we all can say this is crispy bhindi fry. Adding rava makes this more crispy. To make crispy okra fry, you can also use a mixture of rice flour and gram flour along with spices. But with semolina getting fried this is even better and crispier.

This is an easy recipe which took me hardly 5 minutes of preparation and 15 minutes (or less) cooking time. I made this as side dish. You can make this with roti or flat breads. but I feel this is best as a side dish.

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Kurkuri Bhindi/ Crispy Okra

Okra or bhindi is coated with spices and semolina. Serve this crispy okra as a side dish. 
Course Sabzi & Curry, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Keyword bhindi recipes, Easy Less than 30 minutes Recipe, side dish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Resting time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 People
Calories 196kcal
Author Ipsa Faujdar


  • 20 – 25 bhindi / okra
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 cup rava/ semolina
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp hing or asafoetida
  • 1/4 tsp aamchur powder
  • 5 – 6 tbsp refined oil


  • Wash, clean and dry bhindi or okra.
  • Remove head and tail. Slit into 2 halves. 
  • In a mixing bowl take rava, all dry spices including salt, ginger garlic paste.
  • Add okra halves and toss well so that everything will get coated well on bhindi.
  • Let it rest for 5 – 7 minutes.
  • Then heat oil in a pan. Place coated bhindi one by one. some rava will come out but don’t worry about it.
  • With help of a tong flip sides and cook both sides covering with a lid.
  • Cook til it looks crispy on both sides.
  • Once done remove from oil and place on paper towel to get rid of excess oil.


Since the mixture is bit dry, it will not coat the bhindi completely (as in fritters). So while frying the coating on outer side will get removed during frying.
Try to press more mixture into the inner part. Coating will stick because of slimes. While turning be careful else all mixture will be removed from okra during the process of frying.  

Can I make crispy okra in microwave?

In fact if you are on low carb diet, this method is better. To make it in microwave, preheat oven on 180 degree for 10 minutes. Then line the baking tray with parchment papers and place all coated bhindi on it. Spray or brush it with little oil on top. Bake at 180 degree C for 18 – 20 minutes.

How to make crispy okra fry on stovetop?

Wash Clean okra well in advance. Air dry for sometime.

Remove head and tail of each okra.

Slit into two halves.

Add all spices, rava, salt, ginger garlic paste. Mix well with bhindi.

Let it rest for some time.

Then heat some oil in a pan. Place coated bhindi one by one and cover with a lid. Cook on low flame for 2 – 3 minutes.

Then carefully turn them to other side and cook till both sides are perfectly cooked and crispy.

Remove from oil once done and place on a paper napkin or tissue. Serve hot.

Read my other bhindi recipes here.

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