Bhindi fry
Crispy Bhindi Fry | okra fry
Written by Jayashree
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Crispy Bhindi Fry makes a tasty accompaniment with any meal. It is loved by one and all.

Bhindi is the common name for ladies finger or okra. It is a versatile vegetable which can be turned into crispy fried savouries or as a stir fry. The stuffed okra is simply irresistible. The weather calls for fried food and I ended up frying it, Tasty Bhindi Fry is on the blog today. I like this recipe for it’s simplicity, no extra dressings or garnishing; but yet, it is tasty and loved by all.

Bhindi fry

It makes a good accompaniment  with hot steamed rice, a dollop of ghee elevates the taste. The best way is to eat it along with rice and sambar.

My other bhindi recipes: okra stir fry, stuffed bhindi

Let’s get over to the recipe of Bhindi Fry


  • 1 kg ladys finger/okra/ bhindi
  • salt to taste
  • 3 teaspoon chilli powder
  • oil for frying


  1. Wash and dry the okra. Cut them into thin pieces.
  2. Take oil in a pan.
  3. Heat it.
  4. Once it it is hot, slowly put a bowl of it.
  5. Deep fry on medium flame, after sometime, keep it on high for sometime. Keep stirring with a ladle.
  6. Once it is light brown in colour, remove it on a tissue paper.
  7. Put the next batch to fry.
  8. Take the fried ones and put them in a bowl. Add a little salt and chilly powder (1/2 teaspoon). Mix it well.
  9. You need to repeat this step every time.
  10. Store in a air tight container.

Take a tip:

  • Cut into thin slices.
  • Be careful while frying. Once, it is golden, remove it on a tissue paper. It does not taste good if it gets darker.
  • Add salt and chilly powder accordingly.
  • Close the lid once it is cool.

Bhindi Fry | Okra fry | Ladies finger Fry

Bhindi fry is a tasty accompaniment that can be used with any meal. 

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian, karnataka, South Indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 11 minutes
Total Time 26 minutes
Servings 6 people
Author Jayashree


  • 1 kilogram bhindi/okra/lady's finger
  • 3 teaspoon chilly powder
  • salt to taste
  • oil for frying


  1. Wash and pat dry the okra. Cut them into thin pieces.

  2. Heat oil in a pan. 

  3. Once it is heated, add handful of cut pieces slowly into the oil.

  4. Deep fry on medium flame. After a few minutes, fry on high flame for one minute.

  5. Once it is light brown in colour, reduce the flame and remove it on a tissue paper.

  6. Put the next badge of okra pieces to fry.

  7. Put the fried okra in a bowl. Add a little salt and chilly powder to it. Mix it. It is ready to serve.

  8. Repeat for the rest of the cut pieces.

Recipe Notes

  • Cut okra into thin pieces.
  • Add salt and chilly powder accordingly.

About the event:

This is an old post which I have redone with  better pictures. Sending it to Foodies_Redoing Old Post 30, a fortnightly event, where we work on a old post. Here I have changed the pictures.

crispy bhindi fry

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  1. end of the fork

    I really love bindi – especially fried! This is a great simple and quick recipe – thanks!

  2. aanchalgupta3

    Bhindi is one of my favorite vegetables. Love your easy recipe.

  3. Lathiya

    I’m sure this will taste great..will be a hit in our house

  4. Soma

    Bhindi fry is my all time favourite with dal chawal, your recipe is definitely an evergreen recipe just loving it.

  5. Jagruti

    I have never fried bhindi, I might try one day. Thanks for sharing.

  6. The Belly Rules The Mind

    I love the crunch element of Bhindi Fry. It’s been years I made this. Hubby would love this. I guess once in a while I could make this for him

  7. Catherine Brown

    Fried okra is a common dish in the southern states of the U.S. I never cared for it when I was a child. Now, I much prefer pickled okra. The plants make beautiful ornamantals.

    • poonampagar

      I hardly make fried version of okra but your post is tempting me try this crispy crunchy spiced okra soon. It would make a perfect treat with dal chawal.

  8. phoren

    I love the idea of spicy fried okra. I bet this would be good as a TV watching munching snack as well as a side dish. Thank you for sharing!

  9. Jeni @ Biscuits & Booze

    I love bhindi! We fry okra in the American south differently, but I love it both ways. The chili here looks so yummy!

  10. Seema Doraiswamy Sriram

    We love crispy fried bhindi anytime. This is such a delicious treat and the crunch of those tender bhindis is a so exciting

  11. themadscientistskitchen

    This is one of my favourite dishes. I can eat it with anything from chapatti to rice and plain too. Love it Jayashree .

  12. mayurisjikoni

    Crispy bhindi with few spices, now that is definitely tempting. We love fried okra, but nowadays don’t make it too often.

  13. Renu Agrawal Dongre

    I hope my husband does not see this crispy and fried bhindi. He would want me to make this as bhindi is his favourite and that too fried. Looks crispy and yummy

  14. poonampagar

    I hardly make fried version of okra but your post is tempting me try this crispy crunchy spiced okra soon. It would make a perfect treat with dal chawal.


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Hello and Welcome to my blog! I am Jayashree from India. An enthusiastic blogger, with a zest for life.  I believe in living life to the fullest.

Cooking has been my passion. I have always loved to try new recipes.  Writing has been a feel good factor and extremely  loving it. With these two passions of mine, my culinary blog was born. Read More…


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