Besan Bhindi (Besan Wali Bhindi)

A lot of people I know, don’t really like lady’s finger or okra (bhindi) because of its slimy texture. But if you cook okra pods the right way, they make for a great plant-based option that can be turned into fantastic dishes. Just like this Besan Bhindi (also called Besan Wali Bhindi), a dry, tangy,…

besan bhindi served on a white plate with a bowl of dal and a small bowl of ginger juliennes kept in the background.

A lot of people I know, don’t really like lady’s finger or okra (bhindi) because of its slimy texture. But if you cook okra pods the right way, they make for a great plant-based option that can be turned into fantastic dishes. Just like this Besan Bhindi (also called Besan Wali Bhindi), a dry, tangy, flavorful and spiced okra dish from Rajasthani cuisine. For more such awesomeness, you can refer to this compilation of Bhindi Recipes.

besan bhindi served on a white plate with a bowl of dal and a small bowl of ginger juliennes kept in the background.besan bhindi served on a white plate with a bowl of dal and a small bowl of ginger juliennes kept in the background.

About Besan Bhindi

If you though that the food culture of Rajasthan is all about royal and rustic dishes like ker sangri, Gatte Ki Sabzi, their non-vegetarian fares and rich sweets like ghevar, then you are highly mistaken. Because not just these, it is also about simple, yet sumptuous preparations like this Besan Bhindi, Rajasthani Kadhi and more.

Apart from the besan (gram flour or chickpea flour) and the bhindi (okra) that makes this dish, other ingredients are all those which are easily available at any given time in an Indian home kitchen. So, you really don’t have to run shop to shop to source any of it.

The spice list for this Besan Bhindi consists of your basic everyday ones like coriander powder, red chili powder, turmeric powder and garam masala powder. The dried…

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