Stir Fried Okra / Bendekai Palya

Hi Everybody, if your are looking for something healthy dish then you can always try this simple yet delicious okra recipe. Okra is commonly known as Ladies Finger or Gumbo.It has got amazing health benefits, it is
rich in folate ,good to reduce obesity,constipation and many more.Regular consumption of Okra also keeps asthma at bay ! So looking into these benefits eventually i have developed love for this vegetable.I love this vegetable so much that all 3 times a day i can just have it on its own šŸ™‚
Well many of them does not like Okra as it is sticky,but if we fry it well then the stickiness wont be there. So i recommend this vegetable to all healthy freaks šŸ™‚

Category: Vegetarian | Prep Time: 5 Min

Cooking Time::20 min| Serves:3

Okra/Ladies Finger:1/2 Kg

Tomatoes :2
Oil:2 Tbsp + 1 Tsp
Mustard Seeds:1/2 Tsp
Tamarind :1/2 Tbsp
Water:1/4 Cup
Redchilly Powder: 1 Tsp
Coriander Powder: 1 Tsp
Turmeric:1/2 Tsp
Kitchen King Masala: 1/2 Tsp
Fresh Coriander Leaves:2 Tbsp
Fresh Coconut Grated:2 Tbsp( Optional)
Salt to taste


Wash Okra and pat it dry with a kitchen towel,its actually necessary to dry it so that you’ll not get more stickiness.Take tamarind and soak it in warm water.Once okra is dry trim the edges and cut it small.

To remove the stickiness from okra you need to roast it well so on a tawa/griddle (Don’t use a nonstick Tawa,iron griddle would be better) add 1 Tsp of oil and put the cut okra.

Once in a while stir it and allow it to fry till you don’t see any  string of stickiness .This is the most time consuming part takes almost 15 minutes. Parallely cut chunks of onion,tomatoes and green chilies Take a pan add oil,mustard seeds once it crackles add  cut onions and green chilies fry well till onions turn translucent,and tomatoes fry well,add 1/2 tsp salt (adding salt to tomatoes makes it to cook early) ,turmeric,red chilly powder,coriander powder fry well, add tamarind juice,fried okra and  mix it well.

Adjust salt and finally add Kitchen King masala( you can use garam masala instead) ,coconut and coriander leaves. That’s it, your  Okra is ready to serve with Chapathi or dosa,you can even eat as a side dish along with curd rice,it tastes Yum šŸ˜‰

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