Okra or Bhindi is a vegetable made in almost all parts of India. It is one of the vegetables which most kids love. Mine loves it too. I am certain that the lunch box from school will return empty on the days “Bhindi – Roti” is given.
Masala bhindi is normally a spicy preparation , wherein the okra is slit horizontally and the mix of spices are filled in. It is a very time consuming process especially if one needs large quantities, so I prefer to cut the okra into half, and then cook with the spices.
This recipe is a combination of masala bhindi ( okra filled with spices ) and kurmuri bhindi (deep fried okra). I avoid deep frying as much as I can so, I fry the okra in an air fryer and then cook it with little oil in a pan. There is no compromise in taste, and no guilt too. I also add a little gram flour, which gives a very nice earthen flavour when roasted well.