Thursday, January 12, 2012

Okra Chips

Indian Vegetarian Snacks Special
Okra Chips
Serves 2

English- LadyFinger/Okra 
Hindi- Bhindi
Kannada- Bhendekayi
Malayalam- Vendakka
Tamil- Vendaikai
Telugu- Bendakaya

LadyFinger/Okra (Bhindi/Bendakaya)- 500 Grams
Extra Light Olive Oil/Olive Pomace Oil- For Deep Frying
Bengal Gram Flour (Besan)- ½ Tsp.
Carom Seeds (Ajwain)- 1 Tsp.
Turmeric Powder (Haldi)- 1Tsp.
Red Chilli Powder (Lal Mirch)- 1 Tsp.
Chat Masala- 1 Tsp.
Salt- To Taste
Lemon Juice- 1 No.

Wash the Bhindi and then Dry Thoroughly
Remove the Top Stem of Bhindi & Slit Diagonally into Long Thin Slices
Heat the Oil on a Medium Flame
Put the Bhindi in a Large Bowl and Sprinkle the Dry Ingredients (Besan, Ajwain, Haldi, Red Chilli Powder, Chat Masala, Salt) & Mix Well
Just before Frying, Season The Bhindi with Salt
Deep fry the Bhindi Slices in Small Quantity until Crisp and Drain on Plain Paper
Garnish with the Lemon Juice and Serve with Steamed Rice

To get the Perfect Recipe for any Bhindi Recipe, make sure follow the Proper Method where the Bhindi is Washed, Cleaned, Completely Dried with a Cloth (Bhindi needs to be Completely Dry before Cutting into Pieces or else the Cut Bhindi will be Sticky during Sauteing/Frying), Trimmed at both Ends

Be Careful while heating the Oil as too much Heat may Burn the Bhindi easily while Deep Frying
Seasoning with Salt should done only at the time of Frying or else the Bhindi tends to release Water & turns Soggy
Can Add Sesame Seeds in the Besan Batter


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