Preparation time: 15-20 min Serves: 2 Ingredients: Brittle okras/ladyfingers (bhendi/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.