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Vendakkai Fry - Microwave

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Course: Poriyal
Cuisine: Indian
Author: Vidya Srinivasan

Ingredients

  • Chopped Ladies Finger - 2 cups
  • Sambar powder/ chilli powder – 1 tsp I used Sambar powder
  • Coriander Powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Rice flour - 1/8 tsp
  • Asofetida - generous pinch
  • Curd - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Oil - 1/2 tbsp

Instructions

  • In a small bowl combine sambar powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, rice flour, asofetida and salt
  • Cut the washed ladies finger into small pieces and place them in a paper towel /regular towel and dry them
  • Add the okra and oil to a microwave safe plate; spread well
  • Microwave them for 3 minutes, take out and add curd; mix well
  • Microwave for another 3 - 4 minutes till the mushy texture changes
  • Add the spice powder mix and combine well
  • Microwave for 6 - 8 minutes or till the bhindi cooks well with spice powders flavors well incorporated. Serve it with rice/roti

Baked Version

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degree Fahrenheit 
  • Take a baking tray add parchment paper/aluminum foil
  • Add dry okra, oil and all the spice powders; mix well
  • Bake for 12 minutes
  • Mix well and add curd; bake for another 12 minutesIf you want it crispy, bake further. Can broil for 1-2 minute for extra crispness
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Notes

  1. Cut the okra in same size for even baking
  2. Add spice powder according to your choice 
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