A daily and easy snack that can be prepared are these or Rava Fried Ladyfingers. These are known as bhenyachyo fodi or bhendi fodi in Goa. These crispy fried ladyfingers turn yummy. I normally make these as an accompaniment with rice and vegetarian curries. I have always seen people eating kurkuri bhendi in fried in oil. The ladyfinger crispy fry recipe mentioned in today’s blog post is healthier as it does not require much oil. It is cooked by shallow frying and not by deep frying. The Goan cuisine is very vast as there are equally good vegetarian dishes as there are non vegetarian varieties.
Since my little princess loves ladyfingers, I try different recipes just for her. She just runs away with the fried bhendis as soon I serve them on the table. My darling hubby also loves these and even before plating they are cleared off from the frying pan itself. I normally serve them with rice.
Serve these rava fried ladyfingers or bhendi fodi with rice and Goan amlechi uddamethi and bhaji.
The recipe to make these crispy bhendi is simple. First I sliced the ladyfingers length wise and then I applied the spices as mentioned in recipe below. Then they were coated with rava or semolina to which a bit of spices and salt is added. It is then shallow fried in a pan to make these delicious Goan style rava fried ladyfingers or rava fried bhendi.
I have used rice flour in this recipe. But it is optional. If you don’t have rice flour handy, you can coat the ladyfingers with semolina(rava) too. The taste will not be altered by a great extent too.
Rava Fried Bhendi Recipe:
Note: This post was written on 20th Sept 2014. Today on 26 Sept 2018 I am updating it with new images.