Oven roasted crispy bhindi/ lady’s fingers/okra

This crispy bhindi/okra is always a hit with everyone. It requires very little oil, but tastes just as delicious as the deep fried version of the recipe

oven roasted crispy bhindi lady finger

This recipe gives you perfect crispy lady’s fingers/okra without having to deep dry them. It goes well as a side dish. You can also slice some onions and add them along with the lady’s fingers for roasting.

Ingredients

250g lady’s fingers / okra / bhindi
Oil 1- 2 tbsp
Turmeric 1 tsp
Red chilli powder 1 tsp
Jeera powder 1 tsp
Coriander powder 1 tsp
Amchur powder ½ tsp [dry mango powder] or Juice of half lemon
Salt as your prefer

Method

1] Wash and dry the okra. It’s important to dry them before cutting, or they becomes soggy.
2] Trim both ends and then slit the okra in 4 pieces each.
3] Line the baking tray with parchment paper and preheat the oven at 180ºC for 10 minutes.
4] Place all the sliced okra over the parchment paper. At this step, I also sliced an onion and added it to the okra. Sprinkle the oil and dry spices [EXCEPT salt ] over the okra and gently mix. If you add salt before baking it becomes a sticky mess. If you’re using lemon juice in place of amchur powder then add it in the end, with the salt.
4] Bake this for 20 – 25 minutes at 180 – 200ºC. You may want to check in after 15 minutes or so, as oven temperatures vary and in some ovens the cooking time is shorter.
5] Once done the okra will look brown and slightly shrunk. Now remove from the oven, transfer to a serving bowl or tray, sprinkle with salt, mix well and serve.
6] If you want it crispier, you may transfer it to a pan [No oil needed] and toss it for 2-3 minutes on high flame. Serve immediately.

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Grazilia Almeida-Khatri
Dr Grazilia Almeida-Khatri is a homoeopath, expert yoga teacher and a wellness coach. She endorses yoga as a way of life and conducts yoga retreats for individuals and corporates. She is also trained in Pilates by Michael King, who is based in the UK. Dr Grazilia is a practitioner of the Body Mirror System of healing as taught by Sir Martin Brofman. She lives in Mumbai and offers consultations in person and also on Skype.

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