Learn how to make Andhra Style Bendakaya Vepudu recipe with step by step pictures. Bendakaya Fry Andhra Style recipe with step-wise pictures. Crispy Okra Fry recipe, best as snack or side dish for rice!
Course: Appetizer, Snack, Appetizer
Cuisine: Andhra Cuisine
Keyword: Appetizers, Side Dishes for Rice
1 cup = 250ml, 1 tbsp = 15ml, 1 tsp = 5ml
500gramsBendakaya/OkraChopped into Diamonds
1/2tbspKashmiri Red Chilli Powder
Salt as needed
Water as needed~3 tbsp
Oil for Deep Frying
1tspRed Chilli Powder
Salt as needed
Few Fresh Curry Leaves
Wash and pat dry 500 grams of tender bendakaya/okra. Cut into medium sized diamonds.
Add 3 tbsp gram flour/besan and 2 tbsp rice flour along with 1/2 tbsp Kashmiri red chilli powder, 1/4 tsp turmeric and salt as needed.
Toss it well until all the pieces are coated with flour.
Now sprinkle water little by little and mix everything together.
The mixture should just coat the vegetable and not be runny. Meanwhile heat oil for deep frying.
In batches, add the prepared bendakaya into hot oil. Set the flame on medium. Cook it for 3-4 mins on medium flame until the vegetable is crispy. Drain off from oil. Repeat this with rest of the mixture.
Now in the same oil, fry 1/4 cup peanuts until they are golden brown. Remove from oil and add it to the fried bendakaya.
Next fry curry leaves for 10 secs in hot oil. Make sure there is no extra water in curry leaves. Add it to the fried mixture too.
Add 1/4 cup powdered/grated dry coconut or copra along with 1 tsp red chilli powder and salt to taste.
Give it a good mix.
Serve hot immediately as a starter/appetizer or side dish for rice.
It is best to use tender okra/bhindi for making crispy fry.
Adjust spices as per preference.
The same recipe can be made in air fryer – set it to cook for 12mins at 180°C and spray oil/apply oil in between.