Sunday, 8 January 2017

Bhindi Bhajiya / Okra Fritters

Bhajiya / Pakora / Fritters is a common snack enjoyed in every Indian household, typically made up of vegetables dipped in gram flour batter with spices. 

My grandmother belonged to a small village near Jamnagar in Gujarati family, and hence the food in our house was typically made of Kathiawadi flavors, a local cuisine of a part of Gujrat.


This Okra fritter is a baked version of my grandmother's recipe.



Bhindi Bhajiya . Okra Fritters


Ingredients


Okra Fritters
  • 10-12 Bhindi / Okra
  • 2 cups Gram Flour / Besan
  • 1 tsp Hing / Asafoetida
  • 2 tspHaldi / Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Red Chilly Powder
  • 1 tbsp Ginger-Chilly Paste
  • 1 tbsp Hung Curd
  • Salt to taste
  • Chaat Masala to Garnish
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • Tomato Ketchup and Coriander Chutney to serve


Method


  • Pre-heat the oven to 180 C /350 F.
  • In a bowl, mix the gram flour, all spices, salt and ginger-chilly paste. 
  • Add hung curd and mix well. Add water to form a thick consistency of the batter.
  • Wash the Okra / Bhindi and rub well with a dry cloth. Cut into two halves and split the halves again.
  • Grease the baking plate with oil. Dip the bhindi/okra in the batter and place on the baking tray. 
  • Bake for 25 minutes and turn the fritters in the middle so that all sides are cooked well.
  • You can also deep fry these fritters if you like. 
  • On the plate, you are going to serve, sprinkle Chaat Masala as a base and serve the fritters.
  • Serve with tomato ketchup and coriander chutney.
  • Can be enjoyed as a starter or a midday snack with a hot cup of tea.




Bhinda Na Bhajiya