December 31, 2015

Bhindi pakoda recipe - Ladies finger pakora

Bhindi pakoda image
Bhindi pakoda recipe - Bhindi pakoda belongs to appetizer and snack category of Indian cuisine. The main ingredients are ladies finger and besan. Bhindi pakoda is one of the most easiest deep fried snack that you can make at anytime as ladies fingers are available throughout the year. 

Actually, I wanted to make kadai bhindi with the ladies fingers available in my refrigerator. But, the quantity of ladies fingers were very less and also I had to prepare evening snacks. First I thought to make onion pakoda. Later, I changed my mind and made this bhindi pakoda to utilize the ladies finger in a nice way. 

The pakoda was crispy and tasty. To get the pakodas crispy you have to fry it on low flame. One important thing is that it tastes best when served hot. Variations can be made with this pakoda by adding refined flour and corn flour. It tastes delicious with these ingredients.

Bhindi Pakoda-Ladies Finger Pakora 

Prep time : 15 mins      
Cook time : 25 mins        
Total time : 40 mins
Recipe type : Appetizer-Snack  
Cuisine : Indian                
Serves : 2
Author : Vidya Chandrahas

Ingredients 
  • 1 cup gram flour / besan
  • 20 ladies fingers / bhindi
  • 2 tsp chilli powder
  • 3/4 tsp garam masala
  • 3/4 tsp ajwain powder
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 3/4 tsp salt

Method
  1. Wash and pat to dry the ladies fingers. Chop off  tip and top of the ladies fingers. Then slice into two pieces.
  2. Put half of the besan into a large bowl. 
  3. Add 1/4 tsp of salt and mix well. 
  4. Coat the ladies fingers and remove them onto a plate.
  5. Add remaining besan into the same bowl. 
  6. Add chilli powder, garam masala, ajwain powder and remaining salt. 
  7. Add lemon juice and some water to make a thick paste.
  8. Dip the besan coated ladies fingers in this paste. 
  9. Heat oil i a pan and fry the above prepared bhindis on low flame until golden brown and crisp. 
  10. Serve the bhindi pakoda hot.

Bhindi pakoda - step by step pictures

1.  Wash and pat to dry the ladies fingers. Chop off  tip and top of the ladies fingers. Then slice into two pieces.
wash and slit the ladies fingers

2.  Put half of the besan into a large bowl. Add 1/4 tsp of salt and mix well. Coat the ladies fingers and remove them into a plate.
coat with besan

3.  Add remaining besan into the same bowl. Add chilli powder, garam masala, ajwain powder and remaining  salt.

4.  Add lemon juice and some water to make a thick paste. Dip the above prepared besan coated bhindis in this paste.
make paste of besan and dip the bhindis

5.  Heat oil i a pan and fry the above prepared bhindis on low flame until golden brown and crisp.
fry the bhindis until crisp

6.  Serve the bhindi pakoda hot.

4 comments:

  1. deliciously done Happy New Year

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  2. pakoda looks so yummy .Happy new year vidya

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  3. bhindi pakoda looks yum yum yummy
    Happy New Year to You all ..

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