Air Fryer Kurkuri Bhindi

Easy, gluten free recipe, for super crispy, super yummy okra without the deep frying!

Air Fryer Kurkuri Bhindi - crispy, crunchy and super scrumptious!
Air Fryer Kurkuri Bhindi – crispy, crunchy and super scrumptious okra!
Air Fryer Kurkuri Bhindi - crispy, crunchy and super scrumptious okra air fried in just 15 minutes!
Air Fryer Kurkuri Bhindi – crispy, crunchy and super scrumptious okra air fried in just 15 minutes!

Bhindi also known as okra or lady finger evokes either a like or dislike kind of reaction from most people I know.

Air Fryer Kurkuri Bhindi - crispy, crunchy and super scrumptious!
Fresh, tender Okra

In the Indian cuisine, I have eaten it as a vegetable side dish that tasted awesome when done right. My Aai (mom) made a stir fried subji with sautéed onion and okra that I loved. But I have had some made by other cooks where the subji was so slimy that it turned me off the okra for a while 🙂 It is quite popular at some Indian restaurants in the Boston area. The okra/ bhindi is crispy but too oily for my taste.

The Air Fryer Kurkuri Bhindi will make you a fan of okra! Lightly coated with spices, besan and cornmeal, it is crispy, crunchy and so moreish! It has the flavors of stuffed bhindi minus the work 🙂 This recipe is super easy and quick to make in the air fryer and with just a teaspoon of oil!

Air Fryer Kurkuri Bhindi - crispy, crunchy and super scrumptious okra air fried in just 15 minutes!
Air Fryer Kurkuri Bhindi – crispy, crunchy and super scrumptious okra air fried in just 15 minutes!

With summer’s fresh produce now available, I find myself looking for the fresh, tender okra once again!

Here is the easy recipe.

Air Fryer Kurkuri Bhindi

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients-

  • 10 fresh and tender bhindi/ okra/ lady finger, about ¼ pound
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder/ haldi
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala powder
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder (or to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon amchur powder (dry raw mango powder)
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 ½ teaspoons plain yogurt/ dahi
  • 2 tablespoons besan / chickpea flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons cornmeal
  • 1 teaspoon oil

To make the Air Fryer Kurkuri Bhindi-

  1. Wash and wipe dry the bhindi/okra. Cut them in half vertically
  2. In a bowl, combine the cut bhindi with the turmeric powder, garam masala, the chili powder, amchur powder and salt. Toss well to combine.
  3. Add the yogurt and stir to coat the bhindi. Add the besan and cornmeal and coat the bhindi all around with the mixture.
  4. Add the oil and stir to coat the bhindi.
  5. Lay the coated bhindi in the air fryer in one layer, as shown in the photo above.
  6. Cook the bhindi at 350 degrees in the air fryer for 15 minutes.
  7. Crispy, crunchy scrumptious bhindi are ready!

Note- Individual air fryer timings and temperatures will vary, so adjust according to your air fryer.

Enjoy!

Love,

Sandhya

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