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Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Bendekaayi/Ladies-finger/Okra stir fry


Quick to make and good to eat with roti/chapati or Rice and sambar. This is simple Karnataka / Andhra style okra fry which is generally served as an accompaniment with rice and rasam/sambar. We personally like it on its own with hot plain rice and my daughter like it as a side with plain curd rice too.

Ingredients for Bendekaayi/Ladies-finger/Okra stir fry :

500 g Bendekaayi/Ladies-finger/Okra (washed and choped)
3 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
2 dry red chillis
1 stem curry leaves
1tsp bengal gram dal/channa dal/senaga pappu
1/2 tsp Red chilly powder
1tsp Dhaniya powder/ Coriander powder
pinch turmeric pwd
Coriander to garnish
Salt to taste

To prepare Bendekaayi/Ladies-finger/Okra stir fry

1. Heat olive oil in kadai, add the mustard seeds. After the mustard splutters add the cumin seeds, dry red chillies, channa dal, once the dal turns red, add curry leaves and sauté for a minute.
2. Add the Bendekaayi/Ladies-finger/Okra and sauté till 80% cooked.
3. Add salt, Coriander pwd, Red chilly pwd, turmeric pwd and sauté for 5min. Garnish with coriander leaves and remove from heat.
4. Serve hot with roti/chapati or with rice and rasam /sambar.

Tips / Notes:

·        U can add ginger garlic paste for this stir fry it taste yummy
·        U can add Onion before adding the Bendekaayi/Ladies-finger/Okra this will give light different taste and flavour 

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