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Classic Bhindi Bites Recipe

Classic Bhindi Bites
How to Make Classic Bhindi Bites

A tangy bhindi-zucchini mixture served on toasted French bread, drizzled with a freshly made fig chutney.

  • Total Cook Time1 hr 05 mins
  • Prep Time 20 mins
  • Cook Time 45 mins
  • Recipe Servings5
  • Medium

Ingredients of Classic Bhindi Bites

  • 500g okra (bhindi) (green and soft, not very large)
  • 2 zucchini (light green to be specific)
  • 1 liter cooking oil
  • 2 onions
  • 1 Tbsp garlic paste
  • 1 Tbsp ginger paste
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper, crushed
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp carom seeds (ajwain)
  • 1/2 tsp coriander seeds
  • 6-8 green chillies
  • Peanuts (roasted, unsalted)
  • 1/2 bunch fresh coriander
  • 1 cup cottage cheese (paneer)
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 loaf French bread
  • For Chutney:
  • 150 g dry figs
  • 1/2 liter chicken stock
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 Tbsp chaat masala

How to Make Classic Bhindi Bites

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Cut bhindi and zucchini in cubes and deep fry them.
Now for the masala put oil in a pot/pan. Put onions, ginger paste, garlic paste. When golden, then put tomatoes, spices and peanuts.
When the masala is ready, add fried bhindi and zucchini.
Then add chopped coriander, and a bit of paneer.
Squeeze a little lemon juice when ready.
Serve with chutney and French bread.

For Fig Chutney:

Cut the figs in small chunks and put them in a pot along with the chicken stock, bay leaves and little chaat masala. Cook it till a thick chutney consistency.
To Serve: Cut slices of French bread, toast them in an oven or on a pan. Put the bhindi on the edge of the bread slice, topped with a few drops of the fig chutney.
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