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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Masala Bendakaya/Okra Fry

This is a simple to make Bendakaya/Okra masala fry that needs very lees preparation and can be done in a jiffy. It goes very well as a side dish with rice or Roti. 
Kids loved this fry when I packed in their lunch boxes. So, it's kids approved too.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes 
Cook Time: 20 minutes 
Serves : 2-3


Onion : 1 chopped 
Bendakaya/Okra/Ladies fingers: 500 gms cut into 1 inch pieces 
Curry Leaves: 1 sprig
Red chili powder: 1 teaspoon 
Coriander powder: 1/2 teaspoon 
Cumin powder: 1/2 teaspoon 
Turmeric: 1/2 teaspoon 
Salt to taste 

Chana Dal/ Senagapappu: 1 teaspoon 
Urad Dal/Minappappu: 1 teaspoon 
Mustard Seeds/Aavalu: 1 teaspoon 
Cumin seeds/jeera : 1/2 teaspoon 
Asafoetida/hing : a pinch 


Heat oil in a pan and add all ingredients listed under for tempering except Hing and fry until the seeds are golden  brown and the others splatter, which should be 1-2 minutes. Add hing and curry leaves, fry for 30 seconds. 
Add onion and fry till they turn translucent. Now add okra pieces and turmeric. Fry on simmer for 15 -18 minutes.
Add all the spices and fry for 2 minutes and turn off the stove.
Serve hot with rice or Roti.


  1. Simple yet delicious curry. Good one amara.

  2. That's a simple and delicious okra fry Amara.

  3. Okra is one of my fave veggies - this is a simple and tasty preparation I would love for sure