Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Microwaved Bhendi Kurkuri-1.

Here is Spicy Bhendi Kurkuri- 1. / Microwaved Crispy And Spicy Lady's Finger with Masala - 1 ............ 

One more healthy crispy item prepared on Microwave after the Karela's / Bitter Gourd ...... Indeed simple to make are very very crispy and tasty to munch on without any guilt.  

Recipe is the same as the one I posted few days back of Microwaved Karela Podi (Crispies). Wash, wipe dry and cut into thin strips about 12-15 bhendi. I make lengthwise 6 strips of each bhendi.

Put them in a large flat bowl. Add in salt as per taste. 2 tblsp of besan (gram flour), 1 tsp of red chilli powder, ¼ tsp of hing powder and mix well. Sprinkle some water, add 2-3 tsp of any refined oil and mix well. They should somewhat coat each strip of bhendi evenly.

Put the prepared masala bhendi in a microwave shallow glass plate and spread well. Take care to see that you put them in a single layer and not overcrowd the plate. Microwave on high till crispy and done at 5 minutes intervals each time. At every five minutes when the oven stops, turn over the bhendi, they will have stuck to each other, do not worry they will separate once they become crispy. Now start the machine again. 

It took me a good 26 minutes. But then the timings differ from oven to oven. So once you cross 20 minutes run the machine at the interval of lesser timings to ensure that you do not burn it. Once the bhendi’s turn crispy and evenly browned, just leave the bhendies in the oven itself. They will further cook and remain crisp for a good hour or so. Crispy spicy masala bhendi is ready to be served.

Best served as an accompaniment with Dal Chawal Bhaji, as this one is similar on the lines of bhajia or bajo / podi. I served this with Dalitoy, Potato Bhaji and Curds during lunch. The lunch combination was a super hit. My family simply loved the lunch. 

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