"Bendekayi bol koddel" or "ladies finger sambar without coconut" is a gravy prepared using ladies finger and toor dal. This is a very simple sambar recipe prepared across the Karavali region of Karnataka. Bol or bolu translates to simple and koddel translates to sambar in tulu language. Tulu is a local language spoken in Karavali region of Karnataka. Bendekayi bol koddel aka bendekayi bolu huli is prepared without coconut and without any masala powders. Yet it is very tasty. Its a quick sambar recipe. So when you are in short of time, do prepare this.
Ladies finger has many health benefits. I have listed some of the health benefits of Ladies finger in my old post bendekayi palya(ladies finger stir fry) recipe. I have also posted bendekayi kayirasa (Ladies finger-urad dal gravy), which is another tasty gravy recipe from ladies finger and is my personal favorite.
Bendekayi bol koddel or bolu huli is mainly used as an accomapaniment with rice. Very minimum spices are used in this sambar but still its very tasty and it has a nice flavor. The asafoetida, coriander leaves and cumin seeds combination gives a divine taste and aroma to this sambar. You can also prepare bol koddel or bolu huli from other vegetables like brinjal, yellow-cucumber, beans and tindora.
If you are looking for more Mangalore style gravy recipes then do check our southe (cucumber) sambar , udupi style rasam, menthe huli or fenugreek seeds sambar, shunti thambuli and mangalore style majjige huli recipes. Or if you are looking for more Karnataka style gravy recipes then do check our gravies section.
Preparation time: 10 min
Cooking time: 30 min
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