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This AIR FRY BHINDI FRY ( Okra Fry) is a great healthy and a delicious alternative to traditional Bhindi fry. This spicy, crunchy, dish is prepared with okra and a blend of aromatic Indian spices and air fried until crisp. This dish is typically served with some Indian flatbread such as roti, paratha or naan as a side dish. This dish is VEGAN, GLUTEN-FREE, PALEO and LOW-CARB recipe.

 

 

BHINDI FRY ( OKRA FRY )

Bhindi Fry is a very easy and a delicious recipe from Indian cuisine. This dish is made using Okra or Bhindi and some basic Indian spices. Traditionally, bhindi, is deep fried and tossed in dry spices for a flavorful, crisp Bhindi fry.

Growing up in India, I remember my mom used to make bhindi (okra ), few times a week. She used to make bhindi fry, masala bhindi, bhindi aloo, bharwa bhindi and so many other dishes. We all used to enjoy it a lot. It was one of the quickest, and the easiest weeknights dinner, making okra (bhindi). Serve it with some roti, paratha or with some kadhi khichdi. YUM!!!

My hubby loves Okra and this recipe is one of his favorites, the fact it’s so easy to cook and delicious, I make it almost every week. And now, I make it more than once a week after I tried making it in the air fryer. This air fryer bhindi fry cooks in a fraction of oil, as compared to the traditional deep fried one. Thus, preserving the authenticity, and flavors of this dish.

AIR FRY BHINDI FRY ( OKRA FRY )

I like to AIR FRY bhindi, instead of deep frying. Thus keeping it light and healthy for our Indian palate. I have used the same aromatic spices traditionally used to flavor this dish for the same authetic taste, but in a healtier way.

I have shared recipe for AIR FRY BHINDI FRY, using Instant Pot Instant Vortex Plus, Gourmia Air Fryer  and Instant Pot using Mealthy Crisplid. Try this healthier, no fry Bhindi fry and you will be pleasantly surprised with its taste and texture. Healthy Cooking!!

 

 

INGREDIENTS FOR AIR FRY BHINDI FRY ( OKRA FRY )

1 pound bhindi ( okra )

1/2 tablespoon CORIANDER POWDER

1/2 teaspoon CUMIN POWDER

1/2 teaspoon TURMERIC POWDER

1/2 teaspoon DRY MANGO POWDER(amchur), adjust to taste

1/2 teaspoon RED CHILI POWDER, adjust to taste

2 tablespoon oil

salt to taste

STEP BY STEP RECIPE FOR AIR FRY BHINDI FRY ( OKRA FRY )

Air Fry Bhindi fry ( Okra fry), simple, easy to make, with just one veggie and few spices, you can make a lip smacking dish in no time.

PREP FOR AIR FRYER BHINDI FRY ( OKRA FRY )

Wash the okra. Spread okra on a clean kitchen towel and pat dry to absorb any extra moisture.

Chop the okra into half inch pieces (as shown in pic).
Note: Discard the top part of the okra.

 

In a bowl, combine chopped okra, dry ingredients and oil. Toss to coat evenly.

 

 

INSTANT POT INSTANT VORTEX PLUS BHINDI FRY ( OKRA FRY )

You will need Instant Pot Instant Vortex Plus

Divide the okra onto the cooking trays in an even layer.

Select AIR FRY, set the temperature to 350°F and the time to 15 minutes. Press START.

When it displays “Add Food”, place one cooking tray at the top, and second tray in the bottom. Place the drip pan in the bottom most position.

 

 

When it displays “Turn Food”, switch the trays. The top one goes in the bottom and bottom one goes in the top.

When the AIR FRY is complete, check okra is done, if required add additional minutes of cooking time.

Dish out okra in a serving dish. Serve Bhindi Fry with some Indian flatbread – roti, naan, paratha. Enjoy!

 

 

AIR FRYER / INSTANT POT BHINDI FRY USING MEALTHY CRISPLID

You will need Instant Pot, and Mealthy Crisplid

IMPORTANT: Completely UNPLUG the Instant Pot unit, before proceeding with this recipe.

Arrange the okra in a single layer in the air fryer basket.

Place the trivet (that comes with crisplid) inside the inner pot of Instant Pot. Place the crispy basket on top of the trivet. Now place the mealthy crisplid on top of the inner pot. Plug the crisplid and lower the handle.

Air fry okra at 350°F for 15 minutes. Shake them half way through.

When the AIR FRY is complete, check if okra is done, if required add additional minutes of cooking time.

Repeat the process for the remaining okra.

Dish out okra in a serving dish. Serve okra fry with some Indian flatbread – roti, naan, paratha. Enjoy!

 

 

HOW TO PICK OKRA FOR AIR FRY BHINDI FRY ( OKRA FRY )

Okra comes in many sizes. From long, slender to short and thick. When it comes to picking okra, I look for fresh, young okra that is bright in green color and has no black or brown spots. I prefer short or medium and thick okra. These are usually the best kind. They are not woody and also have smaller seeds as compared to the long, slender okra.

Young okra is around 2-3 inches tall, wheres mature okra is more than 3 inches tall. Look for young okra, it tastes great and has smaller seeds too. Fresh okra stays good for 3-4 days in the refrigerator.

PRO TIPS FOR AIR FRY BHINDI FRY (OKRA FRY)

The star ingredient of this recipe is Okra, pick the freshest, young okra for best results. See the post earlier for – HOW TO PICK OKRA FOR AIR FRY BHINDI FRY (OKRA FRY)

Wash the okra. Spread okra on a clean kitchen towel and pat dry to absorb any extra moisture. You can let the okra air dry for 30-60 minutes in a colander.

Trim the top part of Okra only. You can leave the bottom part of okra intact, it is absolutely edible. Cut the okra into around half inch pieces.

Arrange the okra in a single layer in air fryer basket for even cooking.

Gently, toss the okra half way through, for even cooking. It takes around 15-20 minutes to cook okra in an air fryer.

For Instant Pot Instant Vortex Plus, spread the okra evenly on both the trays. When the air fryer displays “Turn Food”, switch the trays, for even cooking.

You can adjust the spiciness my adding more or less red chili powder.

To adjust the tanginess, add more or less dried mango powder (amchur).

Pic Shown: Sindhi Tidali Dal, Air Fry Bhindi Fry and some roti.

 

 

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Air Fry Bhindi Fry / Okra Fry

This AIR FRY BHINDI FRY ( Okra Fry) is a great healthy and a delicious alternative to traditional Bhindi fry. This spicy, crunchy, dish is prepared with okra and a blend of aromatic Indian spices and air fried until crisp. This dish is typically served with some Indian flatbread such as roti, paratha or naan as a side dish. This dish is VEGAN, GLUTEN-FREE, PALEO and LOW-CARB recipe.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian, North Indian
Keyword instant pot instant vortex plus, mealthy crisplid, air fyer recipes, okra,bhindi,air fryer okra,air fryer bhindi,bhindi fry,okra fry,air fryer,air fryer recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Author Jyoti Behrani

Ingredients

Instructions

PREP FOR AIR FRYER BHINDI FRY ( OKRA FRY )

  • Wash the okra. Spread okra on a clean kitchen towel and pat dry to absorb any extra moisture.
  • Chop the okra into half inch pieces.
    Note: Discard the top part of the okra.
  • In a bowl, combine chopped okra, dry ingredients and oil. Toss to coat evenly.

INSTANT POT INSTANT VORTEX PLUS BHINDI FRY ( OKRA FRY )

  • Divide the okra onto the cooking trays in an even layer.
  • Select AIR FRY, set the temperature to 350°F and the time to 15 minutes. Press START.
  • When it displays “Add Food”, place one cooking tray at the top, and second tray in the bottom. Place the drip pan in the bottom most position.
  • When it displays “Turn Food”, switch the trays. The top one goes in the bottom and bottom one goes in the top.
  • When the AIR FRY is complete, check okra is done, if required add additional minutes of cooking time.
  • Dish out okra in a serving dish. Serve Bhindi Fry with some Indian flatbread – roti, naan, paratha. Enjoy!

AIR FRYER / INSTANT POT BHINDI FRY USING MEALTHY CRISPLID

  • You will need Instant PotMealthy Crisplid
  • IMPORTANT: Completely UNPLUG the Instant Pot unit, before proceeding with this recipe.
  • Arrange the okra in a single layer in the air fryer basket.
  • Place the trivet (that comes with crisplid) inside the inner pot of Instant Pot. Place the crispy basket on top of the trivet. Now place the mealthy crisplid on top of the inner pot. Plug the crisplid and lower the handle.
  • Air fry okra at 350°F for 15 minutes. Shake them half way through.
  • When the AIR FRY is complete, check if okra is done, if required add additional minutes of cooking time.
  • Repeat the process for the remaining okra.
  • Dish out okra in a serving dish. Serve okra fry with some Indian flatbread – roti, naan, paratha. Enjoy!

Notes

  1. This AIR FRY BHINDI FRY is tested, using Instant Pot Instant Vortex PlusGourmia Air Fryer  and Instant Pot using Mealthy Crisplid
  2. Depending upon the size of the okra pieces, the time will vary.
  3. Adjust the spiciness as per taste.
  4. Please use timing as a guideline.
  5. Please refer to the post for the following:
    • HOW TO PICK OKRA FOR AIR FRY BHINDI FRY ( OKRA FRY )
    • PRO TIPS FOR AIR FRY BHINDI FRY (OKRA FRY)

 

Jyoti Behrani

Hello!! Welcome to my blog, my journey Living Smart and Healthy! Cook with me easy and authentic Indian food and around the globe. Will be sharing tips and tricks on easy authentic cooking, without spending hours in the kitchen or comprising on authentic flavors. Keeping things simple and healthy is what I am all about. Life is simple, so lets keep cooking simple too!!

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