I prepared this recipe in the traditional way (on the stove top) and found that they don't get crispy without lot of oil. As I am always looking for ways to make low fat versions, I tried these in the microwave taking inspiration from here

These Okra crisps  make an excellent accompaniment to Sambar-Rice or Dal-Rice combo. I have noticed that they stay crisp even after they are cool down, so a nice idea for the lunch box!! The leftovers (if any) are used up as a munching snack! If the spice level is adjusted, the kids also contribute their might in finishing off the plate of crisps!!

Okra Crisps

Ingredients -

Okra/Bhendi 1/2 lb
Besan/Chick pea flour 2 Tbsp (or as required)
Rice Flour 2 Tbsp (or as required)
Dhania-Jeera Powder 1/2 tsp (or as per taste)
Amchur Powder/Dry Mango Powder 1/2 tsp (or as per taste)
Red Chilli powder 1/2 tsp (or as per taste)
Turmeric a pinch
Curd (Yogurt) 2 Tbsp 
Salt as per taste
Oil 2 tsp

Method Of Preparation - 

Chop off the ends and slit the Okra/Bhendi vertically and then make 1-2 inch pieces. (Size is individual preference here)

In a mixing bowl add all the ingredients and mix well so the okra pieces are well coated with the flour mixture. 

Clean the microwave turn table and spread this okra mixture all over the turn table in a single layer.

Microwave them in 2 min intervals for a couple times shuffling them in between.

Continue zapping them in 1 minute intervals shuffling in between until they turn crispy. I did this for 6 min. Each microwave works differently so check yours and monitor appropriately.

I had to make these crisps in 2 batches. 

Okra Crisps

Serve it/ Pack it as a side dish with Dal/Sambar or munch it as a snack!

Sending this recipe to MEC - Lunch Box, happening @  Flavors and Tastes, Event by Srivalli.

Preparation Time 30 min
Serves 3 Adults
Posted by Harini on Thursday, April 28, 2011


  1. Archana Says:
  2. Lovely. I have tried the conventional method and not enjoyed the results as much. These appear very crunchy. Great for kids break. Thanks.

  3. Unknown Says:
  4. Love the idea, I have to try it out. I have okra pieces (1 inch length), so let's see how they come by this method :)

  5. hemalata Says:
  6. Looks so crispy and crunchy.Excellent presentation.

  7. aipi Says:
  8. Great idea- kind of like bhindi jaipuri in the mw, will try :)
    US Masala

  9. Raji Says:
  10. This is a wonderful looking bhindi dish...looks so crispy. A must try recipe.

  11. Tasty n healthy crisps!!!!

  12. divya Says:
  13. Lovely recipe.. looks perfect dear.. thanks for the awesome recipe :)

  14. Crisps look so wonderful and delicious. Loved them.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  15. Looks crispy and delicious

    South Indian Home

  16. Looks crunchy n wonderful! Perfect side dish!!

  17. I have some okras let me give a try.Shud we cover & cook them?

  18. I too make this in MW as well as in oven...looks yummy n crisp..

  19. Priya Suresh Says:
  20. Marvellous crisps, wonderful side dish..

  21. jayasree Says:
  22. It has come out crisp...Tempting pics.

  23. Harini Says:
  24. Thanks everyone.
    @Sailaja Damodaran - I didn't cover it. As per my understanding they don't get crispy when covered. I spread them out on the turntable itself. It can also be spread in a microwave safe plate.

  25. Okra has come out perfect dear. Love it!
    Regarding the lemon pickle: we can use apple cider or white distilled plain vinegar. I tried with apple cider for a small batch and it was good. But as this is for a big lot, I didn't take a risk...so I used white distilled vinegar (which is available more easily and good for preserving ginger garlic paste too).

  26. lata raja Says:
  27. They look very crisp and nicely done. Thank you for sending this in.
    And about the event, thankfully you have it running until the middle of May. Will surely try and make my entry to the same. Happy hosting!

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