MICROWAVE OKRA CHIPS – Simple, quick, easy, crispy and super tasty! This can all happen in a matter of few minutes..what more can you ask for? – Oh boy! these are addictive low fat chips which disappear in minutes, the moment it shows on the table….., use it as an accompaniment for rice or a starter or just as a simple snacking item for kids, they would love to have it! Even a picky eater will dig in to grab a few…. its always a Yes Yes at my home, try and let me know how its at your end!
|Okra / Ladies Finger / Vendakkai||10|
|Red Chili Powder||1/2 Teaspoon|
|Coriander Powder||1 Teaspoon|
|Turmeric Powder||1/4 Teaspoon|
|Asafoetida Powder||1/4 Teaspoon|
|Salt||1/4 Teaspoon (this is exact measure)|
Lets see how to make this Microwave Okra Chips….
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First rule — okra should be dry, so if you wash, make sure you dry them on a paper towel completely and then proceed. Slightly wet okras will yield soggy chips… so make sure they are completely dry! I usually pick good okra and just clean them with a paper towel.
Trim off the top and bottom portion and cut them into slender pieces as shown.
Combine all the above ingredients in a bowl…..turmeric, asafoetida, red chili powder, coriander powder, salt and oil.
add the okra pieces and just toss to coat.
Spread them over a microwave safe plate (I have used Corelle plates, you can also use a paper plate or paper towel) and microwave for 5 + 1 minutes (this is for 1000 watts).
Timings might vary depending on the plate, model, power and capacity. So its always safe to proceed in this order, for 10 okras its 3 minutes + 2 minutes + 1 minute. Do not over crowd and always do in batches if making a large portion. Once done, they might look little loose and after cooling completely they will be very crispy and stay that way for couple days if stored in an air-tight container.
- Microwave timings may vary- always go with 5 minutes and then increment by one minute until you feel they are dry. About 7-8 minutes at the most. Anything more will burn and chili powder, so for the first time you have do a little trial an error to find the exact microwave cooking time.
- Adjust red chili powder if you are making for your kids who cannot handle spicy foods.
- These are not completely dehydrated and can turn little loose after a day. In that case reheat in microwave for 30 seconds and give a standing time of one minute. The color may turn a bit brown but the okra will stay crispy.
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