Bendakaya gojju


1/4 kg ladiesfinger/bhindi/okra/vendakaai cut into rounds
Lemon sized tamarind ball soaked in water
Salt to taste
1 tbsp grated jaggery
Few curry leaves
3 tbsp grated coconut
2 tsp oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
Bit of asafoetida

Dry roast each seperately and grind to powder
3-4 red chillies
1 tbsp bengal gram dal
1 tbsp blackgram dal
1 tsp white sesame seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
1/4 tsp fenugreek seeds
1 tsp pepper

Heat oil and add mustard seeds, bengalgram dal and blackgram dal. When it splutters add curry leaves, asafoetida and cut okra. Keep frying on low flame till okra is cooked. Add tamarind extract, turmeric powder, salt, jaggery, grated coconut and cook for 3-4 minutes till raw smell of tamarind goes off. Finally add the masala powder and water as required and cook for 2-3 minutes.

Serve with rice.
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meeso said...

That looks great... I love okra!

jayasri said...

Oh! i love bendakayi gojju, i keep making it now & then that's my favourite..., ur picture looks so yummy

Vaishali said...

Yum. Okra's a favorite veggie in our house, and a new recipe-- especially one that sounds so delicious-- is always welcome. Thanks!

Alka said...

This is something really new to me, but it sounds flavorful

Renuka Bedre - Rao said...

This one is completely new to me..Delicious!!!!

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