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Besanwali Bhindi Sabzi Recipe / Besan Okra / Besan Ladies fingers / Vendaikai with kadalai mavu

I do Besanwali Bhindi / Beasn Okra once in a while as an alternate to normal Okra / ladies finger fry. I love the Gujarati flavoured vegetable side dish. However I saw this recipe at Indian Khana. In that together with besan flour she has added coarse peanut powder too. I like the idea of adding peanut. So I have book marked that recipe. Today managed to try out. It came out extremely tasty


Small Tender Okra/Bhindi - 600 g
Oil - 2 teaspoon
Asafoetida/Hing - A Pinch
Cumin Seeds - 1.5 teaspoon

For Masala
Chickpeas Flour/Besan - 3 tablespoon
Roasted Crushed Peanuts - 5 tablespoon
Red Chili Powder - 1 teaspoon (adjust to your spice level)
Coriander Seeds Powder - 3/4 teaspoon
Dry Mango Powder/Amchur - 1 teaspoon
Cumin powder - 1 teaspoon
Salt - To Taste
Oil - 2 teaspoon

Take a large bowl and add in all the ingredients under For masala section.  Mix well. keep it aside.
Wash, pat dry and cut both ends of okra, cut into 1 inch pieces (When the okra is fully dried up I find the stickiness is much lesser). Heat the oil in a pan or wok add hing/Asafoetida, cumin seeds and let it crackle.  Add okra and saute until golden brown in medium flame it took about 5 mins for me. 
Now add Besan flour mixture and mix well. Let it cook till Okra is fully crispy. For me it took 20 mins in medium flame. Close the lid and cook again for another 3-4 mins. 
Switch off the flame and serve hot

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  1. Oh I love the besan bhindi combination. The flavour is simply yum! These pictures are so good and you have got your dish perfect!

  2. have tasted many times, But yet to try my hands on... good one

  3. first time at ur place.. wow bowled at the looks of my fav veggie..
    happy to follow u.. would b happeir if u do the same..:)

  4. never tried this way.. thanks for sharing veena..

  5. Sounds interesting never tried okra this way,must be a delicious one..

  6. wow tis looks so fab n shd be grt with rotis..

  7. Love this combination and preparation. Nice clicks.
    Thanks for sharing.

  8. I haven't tried besan curry with bhindi, looks superb Veena..

  9. love besan & bhindi combo...looks yummy...

  10. I have peanut, dry masala and roasted besan ready in my pantry. when ever I feel like stuffing vegetables, use this one and bhindi too. looks perfect.

  11. looks superb,never tried this way...

  12. I have never tried this way. will try soon :)

  13. wow...your yummy clicks!! bhindi in any form is a super hit in our family...might be in your family too!!

  14. Nice are nice n your dish Luks perfect!

  15. Love bhindi with besan it should be really tasty.

  16. Found sticky & didnt turned out to be crispy... but taste was good. Plz suggest

    1. Stickyness might be from okra itself. wash it and spread it on a plate till it is completely dry. And add the besan flour after frying ladies finger first


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