Besanwali Bhindi – Besan Bhindi Fry

March 2, 2015 Bhindi/Okra/VendakkaiDry SabjiKootu / Poriyal Varieties  13 comments

Bhindi / ladiesfinger is Chotu’ favourite  I used to make the Stuffed Bhindi Masala quite often earlier. But when I am pressed for time on busy mornings I make this Besan Bhindi Fry. Ever since I started making this Besanwali Bhindi Chotu is driving me crazy, asking for this sabji atleast twice a week   This is a simple yet lip-smacking sabzi that goes well with roti or rice.

Now to the recipe….



[Preparation Time-15 mins : Cooking Time- 25 mins]


  • Bhindi/Ladiesfinger – 1/4 kg
  • Onion – 2
  • Chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder – 2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Salt – as required
  • Besan/Chickpea Flour – 2 tbsp
  • Curd – 1 tbsp
  • Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Mustard – 1 tsp
  • Jeera – 1/2 tsp
  • Curry Leaves – a sprig


  • Wash and pat dry the bhindi. Trim the edges and chop into small pieces. Chop the onion finely and keep it ready. Heat a pan with oil and temper with mustard, jeera and curry leaves. Add finely chopped onions and saute until transparent.

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  • Add chopped bhindi followed by salt, chilli powder, coriander powder and turmeric powder. Mix well so that all the ingredients blend well.

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  • Add curd and mix well. This will help to get rid of the stickiness of bhindi and cook faster. Cook covered for 8-10 minutes or until bhindi gets soft.

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  • Finally add besan/chickpea flour and saute in medium flame for 3-4 mins. Keep mixing so that it gets fried evenly. Switch off the flame.

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Besanwali Bhindi / Besan Bhindi Fry is ready.

Serve hot with roti or rice.





  1. Wipe the bhindi before chopping. U can chop bhindi into 1 inch pieces as well.
  2. Curd helps in cooking the bhindi faster and also gives a unique taste. So do not skip it.

13 comments to Besanwali Bhindi – Besan Bhindi Fry

  • swathi  says:

    Besanwali bhindi looks delicious.

  • padma  says:

    I love bhindi:)…This looks yummy!!

  • traditionallymodernfood  says:

    I can see why lo love this dish:-) looks delicious dear

  • Maha  says:

    Heard abt it,t Never tried…helathy n tasty fry

  • sona  says:

    Besanwali bhindi looks delicious.

  • Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen  says:

    Besanwali Bhindi sounds super delicious and inviting! Loved step by step clear pictures too! 🙂

  • marudhuskitchen  says:

    Super delicious .. Fry

  • veena  says:

    delicious fry it can be served as snack (at least for me :-))

  • Hema  says:

    The curry looks awesome, good with some sambar rice..

  • Suja hari  says:

    Looks mouthwatering !!!all I need is some curd rice to go with it !!!

  • Nalini Somayaji  says:

    Perfect bhindi besan …drolling here..

  • Sathya @Mykitchenodyssey  says:

    Need some hot rotis for this yummy bhindi.

  • Priya  says:

    bhindi subji is the dish i can have all the time…..
    thank you for sharing

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