Monday, July 2, 2012

Brittle Okra Crisps/Mudirina Bendakaya Vepudu

It is often a practice for us that the okras are forgotten in the refrigerator for more than 2 days and suddenly we realize they have turned brittle. Then the heart pounds guilt struck, unable to use them or throw them. On one such evening Shriya, a student gave a super idea, one that her mom Laxmi prepared regularly: Brittle okra crisps. Here’s the idea:

Preparation time: 15-20 min

Serves: 2


Brittle okras/ladyfingers (bhindi/mudirina bendakayalu) 1/4th kilo
Refined cooking oil
Red chilli powder to taste
Salt to taste


If they are baby okras, just slit each of them. If the larger ones, cut them into half a finger length and slit each of them vertically.

In pre-heated oil, deep fry each of the okras until they are crisp and remove onto a tissue to drain off excess oil. Let them cool for a couple of minutes

Mix salt and red chilli powder together and fill each of the fried okra with this mixture through the slit.

Brittle okra crisps or mudirina bendakaya vepudu as we refer to them in Telugu, is a great ghee-topped rice supplement and should taste great with phulkas too. Some moong dal, the okra crisps and hot rice should make a perfect menu.

What a nice idea, especially during these times of rising veggie prices, when throwing a small tomato also pricks and even otherwise, please do make it a point to use everything you’ve bought. There is a whole lot of hard work that goes into growing and selling each grain.


TTT said...

okras are my fav !!!! and that too crispy okras ! yummmm..........

Pratnee said...

Yea, these ones tasted yumm! Yummier than the usual fries:)

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