Kurkuri Bhindi UP Style | Crispy Okra UP Style Made in Airfryer

Kurkuri Bhindi UP Style | Crispy Okra UP Style Made in Airfryer

Most of us enjoy our Kurkuri bhindi or that crispy crunchy okra loaded with spices and deep fried. I have also loved bhindi made in this manner but now with growing emphasis on not deep frying food too often, I get the same crispy taste at a fraction of Calories using my Airfryer.


The recipe is really easy too. So why don’t you give it a try?

Kurkuri Bhindi UP Style | Crispy Okra UP Style Made in Airfryer
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Crispy ladyfingers with tangy, spicy masala airfried. Goes great as a munchie or side dish in your meal.
Recipe type: Appetizer/Side Dish
Cuisine: UP | North Indian
Serves: 4
  • ½ Kg. Bhindi or okra or ladyfinger cut in thin slivers
  • 1 tsp. coriander powder
  • 1 tsp. roasted cumin powder
  • ½ tsp. black salt
  • 1 tsp. chilly powder
  • ½ tsp. black pepper powder (optional)
  • ½ tsp. garam masala powder
  • 1 tsp. amchur powder
  • ½ tsp. turmeric powder
  • ¼ tsp. carrom seeds (ajwain) optional
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 heaped tablespoons besan or chickpea flour
  • 2 tbsp. oil
  1. Wash and dry the ladyfinger. Cut them lengthwise into thin slivers and keep aside.
  2. Mix all the dry masalas together along with chickpea flour. Generously pour it over the cut bhindi and mix well to coat all the bhindi. Now pour the oil on top and mix again. Leave it aside for about 15-20 minutes.
  3. You will see that the masala has adhered to the bhindi after this marination time.
  4. Preheat your airfryer to 160 degrees for 6 minutes.
  5. Now brush oil on your airfryer basket and put in the masala bhindi in it. Airfry for about 10 minutes on 160 degrees. Then increase the temperature to 180 degrees and fry for about 5 minutes till the bhindi are well cooked and crispy brown.
  6. Take them out on a plate and rest for about 2 minutes. Now serve your kurkuri bhindi. They are delightfully crunchy, tasty and guilt free.
  7. If you don't have an airfryer, just deep fry in hot oil.
1. Deep fry in hot oil if you don't have an Airfryer.

2. Cut bhindi in thin slivers to ensure fast and even cooking.

3. Vary the masalas as per your taste. Example if you like less heat, skip the chilly powder and pepper or reduce their quantities.

4. It is important to cook the bhindi on lower temperature first so that they are cooked well and then crank up the temperature to brown them.

5. Keep turning the bhindi around in the Airfryer so that all of them get evenly cooked.

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This is so easy to make. Hope you give it a try and share with me how it turned out.

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16 thoughts on “Kurkuri Bhindi UP Style | Crispy Okra UP Style Made in Airfryer

  1. Ah! I absolutely love bhindi and crispy one is my favorite. My earlier cook introduced me to powdered saunf in bhindi. That hint of saunf tastes yum.

    1. Oh haven’t tried that restaurant. You will like this recipe. Really simple. Adjust spices to your taste abs if it’s so easy in airfryer. 😊

  2. Bhindi is the vegetable I love the most as a non-vegetarian. In a week I prepare it atleast twice for my vegetarian husband. Crispy bhindi has been on my mind for a long time but never got the nerve to make it. I always thought that deep frying the bhindi might make it more soggy.

    This recipe sounds good, will try it out soon.

    1. Bhindi is a favourite in my house as well. Twice a week at me place as well. Fry it at high heat. It won’t be soggy. Some people saute it but it won’t be the same. I hope you enjoy it.

  3. It didn’t even occur to me that I could cook bhindi in air fryer. Love this recipe.
    I will make them when the bhindi prices go down here. Do you know for some reason it’s the most expensive vegetable I have seen here in Sydney.🙈

  4. Sounds yum. Bhindi is a favourite with most of us at home but I stick with the chopped variety or the bharwan one because deep frying scares me. I still haven’t wrapped my head around the air fryer.

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