Okra, or bhindi, has a mixed fan base. Some may pounce on it the moment they see it in any spread, while some would rather look for other options. Bhindi is an exceptionally versatile vegetable. You can use them in curries, stews to detox water. It is also one of the easiest vegetables to prepare and an exceptionally nutritious one to be included in our diets. Okra is good source of fibre. It has a low GI index, which makes it suitable for diabetics too. It is also profusely rich with beta-carotene, a compound that helps maintain clear vision. A good source of folate, okra helps enrich health of red blood cells and protects heart.
For those who do not enjoy the taste of the podded vegetable, perhaps you haven't experimented enough with it! In this recipe, Mumbai-based vlogger Alpa Modi schools us into making some Kurkuri Bhindi, which is a popular Indian dish, where the finely cut okra is dipped in a batter of besan (gram flour) and fried crisp. Kurkuri bhindi is traditionally a spicy preparation, but you can tone down the heat according to your taste. You can treat this as a standalone snack and serve it in your parties, or you can also pair it with roti or piping hot rice. The recipe was posted on the YouTube Channel 'Something's Cooking With Alpa'.
Watch: Here's the recipe video of kurkuri bhindi:
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