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Air Fryer Okra / Bhindi Fry

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This Air Fryer Okra or Bhindi Fry is a great healthy and a delicious alternative to traditional okra or Bhindi fry, which is traditionally deep fried until crispy. The okra is air fried using some Indian spices, until it’s crispy. 




What is Bhindi / Okra Fry?

Okra or Bhindi Fry is a very easy and a delicious recipe from Indian cuisine. This simple dish is made using Okra or Bhindi and some basic Indian spices, makes this simple dish a very flavorful one. 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 okra fry takes so much less oil, when air fried in a air fryer, compared to the traditional cooking. Thus, preserving the authenticity, and flavors of this dish. Air Fryer okra is an excellent air fryer recipe.




How to pick perfect Bhindi for Bhindi Fry?

Picking fresh and tender okra is a key to this great recipe. Sometimes the okra is woody and hard in texture, pick okra which is tender, it not only cooks well but turns out amazing. Rinse and pat dry okra, cut into small pieces. Try to keep the size of the pieces same, so that it cooks evenly.




Serving Suggestions for Bhindi Fry

This air fryer okra is crispy, air fried okra or bhindi makes a great side dish. I like to serve this with some Indian bread or roti and some dal/lentil. A healthy and a delicious recipe with just a few basic ingredients. Enjoy this healthy and delicious preparation of okra or bhindi fry!!


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Air Fryer Okra / Bhindi Fry

This Air Fryer Okra or Bhindi Fry is a great healthy and a delicious alternative to traditional okra or Bhindi fry, which is traditionally deep fried until crispy. The okra is air fried using some Indian spices, until it's crispy. 
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Keyword 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
Author Jyoti Behrani


  • 1 lbs okra / bhindi, chop into small pieces
  • 1/2 tbsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1//2 tsp red chili powder, as per taste
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp dry mango powder (optional)
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • Salt to taste


Instructions for Air Fryer Cooking:

  • Wash and pat dry okra, chop into small pieces.
  • In a mixing bowl, add chopped okra, oil, followed by dry spices. Mix well so the spices coat evenly onto the okra.
  • Pre-heat the air fryer to 350*F. Transfer the okra into the air fryer basket. Air fry okra at 350*F for 10 mins.
  • After 10 mins, remove the basket and check for doneness. If required, cook for another 3-5 mins or until desired crispness. I cooked for additional 5 mins.
  • Serve hot with some bread or roti, and some lentil/dal. Enjoy!!


  1. Depending upon the size of the okra pieces, the time will vary.
  2. Adjust the spiciness as per taste.
  3. Instructions for Stove Top Cooking: On a medium-high heat, in a wok/kadai, add oil, when the oil is hot, add okra. Sprinkle some salt as you fry. Fry okra until light golden brown. Add dry spices and mix well. Enjoy!
  4. Please use timing as a guideline.



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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