Okra fry / Ladies finger fry /Bhindi pithau bhaja

Ladies finger fry is an easy,quick dish which prepared with rice batter /rice flour with spices. In odisha we called rice batter as pithau and bhaja means fry . Pithau bhaja is a famous traditional dish of odisha.

It goes well with steamed rice or pakhal bhato(watery rice). 

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Ladies finger fry/bhindi pithau bhaja

Today we will learn how to make ladies finger fry with this easy recipe with step wise pictures.

Preparation Time : 10min Soaking Time:2hr Cooking Time:20min Serves:3-4 Cuisine:Odia Course: Side dish
Author: Resmarani

INGREDIENTS OF LADIES FINGER FRY

  • Ladies finger/bhindi -250gm
  • Oil-for frying
  • Turmeric powder/haladigunda-1/2teaspoon
  • Red chili powder/lanka gunda-1teaspoon
  • Salt/luna to taste

For rice batter

  • Cumin seeds/jeera-2table spoon
  • Rice/chaula-1/2cup
  • Garlic cloves/rasuna-3-4
  • Green chili/kancha lanka-2-3
  • Water as required to paste
ladies finger fry

Preparation

Steps of ladies finger fry recipe:

  • Wash the bhindi/ladies finger throughly and pat them dry completely before use to avoid slimy by using paper towels or soft cloth.
Clean bhindi
  • Remove the top and bottom tip of bhindi and cut into 2equal halves length wise.
Cut into halves from middle length wise
  • For rice batter or pithau in odia –soak rice 2hr before use. In blender jar take soaked rice, green chili,cumin seeds, garlic and blend to smooth paste by adding little water.
  • Combine rice batter, salt, turmeric powder, chili powder and slited ladies finger in a bowl. Mix properly.
  • For shallow frying-Heat 1tbs oil in a tawa.
  • Fry the coated bhindi on the tawa by adding 1tbs oil over medium flame, till golden brown from both side.
  • Serve the ladies finger fry or bhindi pithau bhaja as a side dish with rice.
Bhendi pithau bhaja

A Quick Summary:

INGREDIENTS

  • Ladies finger/bhindi -250gm
  • Oil-for frying
  • Turmeric powder/haladigunda-1/2teaspoon
  • Red chili powder/lanka gunda-1teaspoon
  • Salt/luna to taste

For rice batter

  • Cumin seeds/jeera-2table spoon
  • Rice/chaula-1/2cup
  • Garlic cloves/rasuna-3-4
  • Green chili/kancha lanka-2-3
  • Water as required to paste

Directions:

  1. Wash the bhindi/ladies finger throughly and pat them dry completely before use to avoid slimy by using paper towels or soft cloth.
  2. Remove the top and bottom tip of bhindi and cut into 2equal halves length wise.
  3. For rice batter–soak rice 2hr before use. In blender jar take soaked rice, green chili,cumin seeds, garlic and blend to smooth paste by adding little water.
  4. Combine rice batter, salt, turmeric powder, chili powder and slited ladies finger in a bowl. Mix properly.
  5. For shallow frying-Heat oil in a tawa.
  6. Shallow fry the coated bhindi over medium flame, till golden brown from both side or cooked properly.
  7. Serve ladies finger fry as a side dish with rice.

Hope you all will love this recipe.. Please do share your comments .

Happy cooking !!!!!!!!!!!!

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