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Crispy Microwave Okra

I saw this recipe on Sun TV. I ever since wanted to try it out. Well whats not to love about it – its quick, easy, oil-free and most of all no need to cut the the ladies-finger!!!!

I used frozen okra for this, I am sure the end-result will be ever better by using fresh okra. Its so easy it does not have a recipe of its own. I thawed the frozen okra and scored a big vertical slit in each. Mixed some sambar powder and salt. Used a pastry brush to brush the mixture on the okra. Arranged on a plate, sprayed some oil and microwaved for 7 minutes. Depending on the microwave it might vary between 6 to 8 minutes. If you dont have sambar powder you can use mixture of chilli powder, coriander powder and little bit cumin powder.
The result is crispy spicy okra suitable as side-dish or starters –


January 14, 2007 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. WOW!! Revathi,microwaving Okra is fabulous idea.I don’t like frying slimy Okra for so long on the stove.Thanks ,looks great!:)

    Comment by Asha | January 15, 2007 | Reply

  2. Hi Revathi,

    You have shared a very good starter.I liked as it is very easy plus we can microwave it which doesn’t consume much oil too right revathi..

    Comment by USHA | January 15, 2007 | Reply

  3. Revathi, Looks great and so easy too. Viji

    Comment by Vcuisine | January 15, 2007 | Reply

  4. Wow!!! That looks cool. Thanx for sharing.

    Comment by Puspha | January 15, 2007 | Reply

  5. Hi Revathi

    This is a nice recipe. No deep frying. I love these kind of quick, easy and healthy recipes. Thanks for posting the same.

    Comment by Lakshmik | January 15, 2007 | Reply

  6. Yes I do like my okra to be crispy…Jyostna often complains, she likes it softer…ohhh the joyes of marriage…hey never tried it in a microwave before…interesting idea…thanks for sharing

    Comment by Dilip | January 15, 2007 | Reply

  7. will surely try this revathi, v simple!

    Comment by sra | January 16, 2007 | Reply

  8. This is a great recipe…so easy too!
    I like that frozen Okras can be used too..I don’t get fresh Okras that often here…thanks for the recipe.

    Comment by TRS | January 17, 2007 | Reply

  9. i was going to make this tonight, but with oil. microwave sounds like a better idea! but let’s see. thanks.

    Comment by jacob | January 19, 2007 | Reply

  10. that looks too easy! I had made a similar one but stuffed and fried some time back. so i will definitely try the nuked version.

    Comment by Mallugirl | January 19, 2007 | Reply

  11. Microwave will make crisp bhindi ??? I like that idea. Should certainly try it. Thank you.

    Comment by Anu_Sachin | January 23, 2007 | Reply

  12. Hey Revathi, That looks really really neat!

    Comment by Inji Pennu | January 25, 2007 | Reply

  13. Hi Revathi,

    Simple blog, and surpassing recipes…Great yaa…I love Vendakkaais….I hope you too sail from Tamilnadu…Me from Kongunaadu…and love to see your site…keep cooking…and smiling too..!!

    Will surely try out this recipe…w/o oil is a blessing 😀

    Comment by A Yunus | February 1, 2007 | Reply

  14. Oh cool! That sounds wonderful!

    Comment by Gini | February 20, 2007 | Reply

  15. Revathi, tried this today…It came out yummy! And the fact that it doesn’t consume a lot of oil is a plus!

    Comment by Chandrika | February 23, 2007 | Reply

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