Rajasthani Besan Bhindi

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Besan bhindi masala - a spiced dry okra curry made with roasted gram flour
4.70 from 3 votes
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Prep Time25 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Served As: Dinner
Recipe Cuisine Type: Indian
Recipe Taste: Crunchy, Salty
Calories 165 kcal
Servings 4


Main ingredients

  • 200 to 250 gm okra bhindi, small sized
  • 4 tbsp gram flour besan
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder dhania powder
  • 1 tsp dry mango powder amchur powder
  • ½ tsp red chili powder lal mirch powder
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric Powder haldi
  • ¼ tsp Garam Masala
  • ½ tbsp Water optional
  • 3 tbsp oil for sautéing the bhindi
  • ½ tbsp Desi Ghee for frying the besan
  • Salt as per taste

For garnish

  • ½ ginger ½ inch julienned or cut into thin strips
  • ½ tbsp Lemon Juice
  • ½ tsp Water
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • 1/2 bunch Coriander chopped, optional


  • In a small bowl, mix together the ginger juliennes, lemon juice, sugar and water.
  • Keep this pickled ginger aside for a minimum of 40 mins to 1 hour or maximum of 3 hours.
  • Rinse and pat dry the okra/bhindi. slice off the crown and the tip of the bhindi.
  • Then make two or three slits on each bhindi, without breaking them.
  • Heat 3 tbsp oil in a pan. add the bhindi. saute them till they are crisp and browned.
  • Drain the bhindi on paper towels to remove excess oil.
  • In the same pan, add ½ tbsp ghee.
  • Add the besan/gram flour and fry the besan till it changes color and becomes aromatic. keep on stirring while frying the besan so that it does not get burnt.
  • We should see the fat releasing from the besan.
  • Add the bhindi to the besan. Stir.
  • Then add all the spice powders (coriander, dry mango powder, red chilli powder and turmeric powder).
  • Stir well and sprinkle salt and ½ tbsp water. adding water is optional and we can also skip this step.
  • Stir and saute, until the roasted gram flour and spice mixture coats the bhindi well.
  • Lastly, add garam masala and give a stir.
  • While serving, garnish besan bhindi with the julienned ginger from the sugar syrup along with coriander leaves.
  • Serve besan bhindi masala hot with roti or chappati or as a side dish with dal rice or curry rice.
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4.70 from 3 votes

Recipe Nutrition

Calories: 165kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 0.04g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 238mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 503IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1mg

Sneha Agarwal
Sneha Agarwal

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