Monday, June 20, 2011

Drumstick Crispies

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…..

Drumstick Crispies

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
How to:
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

Picture Story:

 Peeled and steamed drumsticks

 The batter

Frying until they take a rich golden brown hue

Lip-smacking !!!

1 comment:

  1. Dear Jhimley
    Happy Birthday to your deal Hubby.

    You reminded me of Orissa where I spent my childhood and school days.
    Now I can't wait to make this. The one I know, besan is not used, only a drizzle of rice flour is used. But I am going to follow exactly your recipe.
    Bhalo theko


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