Bendekayi palya | Ladies finger curry | Ladies finger palya | Okra stir fry

By Latha on November 25th, 2015

bendekayi palya or ladies finger stir fryThis type of ladies finger curry or bendekayi palya is very popular in south karnataka. Variations like not grinding the coconut and not adding the jaggery are in practice. you can take the decision based on your taste. But this particular recipe is very tasty and goes very well with either chapathi or rice.

Ladies finger has numerous health benefits. So why don't you add this healthy and tasty curry in your 'must try recipe' list? You can find few curry or stir fry recipes on this website like cabbage palya, bittergourd sweet curry, thondekai palya, Mixed vegetable palya, beans palya and north karnataka special zunka vadi recipes.

If you are looking for more bendekai or ladies finger recipes then do check our bendekai kayirasa and bendekai bol koddel recipes. Or if you are looking for more Karnataka style curry and stir fry recipes then do visit our curries section.

Bendekayi palya recipe

Preparation time: 10 min
Cooking time: 10 min
Serves: 2

Ingredients: (measuring cup used = 240ml)

  1. 250 gms Ladies finger
  2. 1 tsp urad dal
  3. 1 tsp channa dal
  4. 4 tsp cooking oil
  5. 1/4 tsp mustard seeds
  6. A big pinch turmeric powder
  7. A small pinch asafoetida
  8. 4-5 curry leaves
  9. 1 gooseberry sized tamarind
  10. 1 gooseberry sized jaggery
  11. Salt as per your taste
  12. 1/2 cup water for tamarind juice

Ingredients for grinding: (measuring cup used = 240ml)

  1. 1/4 tsp mustard seeds
  2. 1-2 red chili
  3. 1/4 cup grated coconut

Instructions for making Bendekayi palya or ladies finger curry

  1. Wash, pat dry and chop the ladies fingers into 0.5 cm length pieces.wash and cut ladies finger for bendekayi palya or bhindi fry
  2. Take a frying pan, add oil, 1/4 tsp mustard seeds, urad dal and channa dal. When the urad dal turns brown, add turmeric powder, asafoetida and curry leaves.tempering for bendekayi palya or bhindi fry
  3. Add chopped ladies finger and mix for a while. Add salt, jaggery and tamarind juice. Reduce the flame. Keep stirring occasionally.jaggery and tamarind for bendekayi palya or bhindi fry
  4. Meantime dry grind coconut, red chilly and 1/4 tsp mustard seeds using a small mixie jar.coconut and red chili for bendekayi palya or bhindi fry
  5. Wait until the ladies fingers are cooked.cooking ladies finger for bendekayi palya or bhindi fry
  6. Add ground mixture and mix well for 2 minutes. Switch off the stove and serve it with hot steaming rice.adding ground masala for bendekayi palya or bhindi fry

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