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Bhindi fry recipe | vendakkai varuval | ladies finger fry

by Jeyashri suresh

Bhindi fry | Vendakkai varuval is a crispy recipe which can be had with rice and also as a tea time snack. We always make Vendakkai curry | Poriyal but i wanted to make varuval | fry for a long time. Yesterday when i saw fresh ladies finger in the nearby Indian shop , i bought  the and made vendakkai varuval with a portion of the vendakkai i bought. The ladies finger fry turned out so crispy and kids took with rice and dal for lunch box.

Bhindi fry

  Preparation Time : 15 mins | Cooking Time : 25 Mins |Serves: 2-3

    Ladies Finger      250 gms
    Red chili powder    1 and 1/2 tsp
    Besan | Kadalai maavu    2 tblsp
    Rice flour      1 tblsp
    Turmeric powder    1/4 tsp
    Salt    as needed
    Yogurt     1 tblsp 
    Lemon juice    1 tsp ( optional)
    Oil    to deep fry      


  • Wash the okra | ladies finger and pat dry them nicely . If the fry is planned ahead , wash it and keep outside so that it will be dry.
  • Cut them into roundels as how we do for the curry.
  • In a wide bowl add the ladies finger, besan, red chili powder, rice flour, salt, turmeric powder and salt.
  • Mix them well and squeeze the lemon juice. Instead of lemon juice you can add a pinch of amchoor powder.
Ingredients for fry Add-lemon juice
  • Add yogurt and mix well.
add- yogurt ready-to fry
  • Heat oil for deep frying. When the oil is hot,keep the flame to medium. Fry the Ladies finger mixture in batches. Do not crowd the pan, else it will become soggy.
  • Fry till they become golden brown and drain the excess oil in a kitchen towel.
deep fry drain - oil
  • Crispy vendakkai fry is ready to serve. Serve immediately. Goes very with Sambar sadam.
Ladies finger-fry
  1. Ensure that the ladies finger are not wet before chopping.
  2. Do not add more yogurt than the quantity mentioned.
  3. You can add amchur powder instead of lemon juice.
  4. If making in bulk mix the powders and yogurt in batches, else will become soggy.
  5. Fry and serve immediately.

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Sundari Nathan February 12, 2015 - 11:21 am

Wow!! Drooling recipe!! Awesome clicks!!

Salini Reghuraj February 12, 2015 - 4:42 pm

Wonderful recipe with okra.. tried at home.. fantabulous!!

Arthy February 13, 2015 - 4:20 am

Superb going to try it tmmr

Nivedhanams Sowmya February 13, 2015 - 7:48 am

yum yum yummy!!! I am tempted by this and the clicks are awesome!!

Sindhu Murali September 12, 2015 - 7:42 am

I made it today. It was awesome!! Ate all of them all alone.... Yummy...


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