Good friend Sucharita, who’s an Oriya had once told me about these Drumstick crispies which was a must with the pokharo (day old rice soaked in water) they had as breakfast on summer mornings back home in Bhuvneshwar. I have been meaning to make these crispies for a long time but could manage only last week, that too because I had promised myself to make something new for hubby on his birthday. He liked them…hope you like them too…..
2 Drumsticks: peeled and chopped into 3” pieces
For the batter:
Rice flour: 2 tablespoons
Besan: 1 tablespoon
Ginger garlic paste: ½ tsp
Chilly pdr: ½ tsp
Salt: ½ tsp
Step1: Steam the drumstick pieces lightly. Blanching them for 2 minutes is also enough. Be careful not to overcook them.
Step2: Mix all the ingredients for the batter with water and make a thickish batter somewhat like that for a cake.
Step 3: Heat oil in a pan
Step4: Dip the steamed drumsticks in the batter and fry. I had deep fried them, but shallow-frying them also gives perfect effect.
They turned out so tasty, that I had planned it as a part of hubby’s birthday lunch spread, but they got polished off while the frying was on L
Peeled and steamed drumsticks
Frying until they take a rich golden brown hue