Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Bendakaya Kurma ~ Okra Gravy

Bendakaya Masala or Bendakaya Kurma is another of my Athamma's special thats favorite at our place. I was introduced to Bindi Kurma when she first visited us after marriage. As Lady's finger known as Okra or Bindi and so many other names, Athamma has that many varieties to cook with a simple Okra. This is very simple yet tastes great with Rotis. When I started cooking this variation, hubby dear of course was trilled. We make it quite often for dinner.

Preparation Time : 15 mins
Cooking Time : 15 mins
Cuisine : Andhra

Ingredients Needed

Bindi / Okra / Bendakaya - 250 gms
Onions - 1
Tomatoes - 2
Ginger Garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
Chili Powder - 1 tsp
Coriander Powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder a pinch
Coconut paste - 1 tbsp
Oil - 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds - for seasoning
Curry leaves
Coriander Leaves for garnishing
Peanut / Groundnut Powder - 1 tbspMethod to prepare:

Wash and pat dry the Bendayaka. It has to be real dry. We even wipe it dry as Amma says the outer skin will become non sticky by doing this. Cut into 1 inch pieces. Fry on dry tawa till it changes bright green in colour. Keep aside.

Heat Oil add mustard seeds, curry leaves. Then add chopped Onions, sauté till they are brown in colour. Then add ginger garlic paste. Fry well

Then add tomatoes, chilli pw, coriander pw, turmeric pw, salt. Cook till tomatoes are well cooked. Then add the Bendi and mix well. Add Coconut paste with water. Cook on high flame for 5 mins. Simmer for 10 mins until the gravy thickens.

Finally add peanut powder and Coriander leaves and cook for 2 mins.
Serve with hot Rotis.

Enjoy!

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19 comments :

SeeC said...

I love Okra in any form. Looks delicious. Garnishing with peanut powder....immm could feel the taste.

archana said...

Nice recipe :)I have never made okra with gravy. It must be tasting grand.Thanx for sharing:)

Asha said...

Mouthwatering dish.Like Seec,I love Bhindis too any way you make it.Great recipe,thanks.

Vcuisine said...

Nice srivalli. Like SeeC said adding groundnut powder is a nice idea. Viji

ramya said...

Never knew we can make bendi kurma.so tempting.i am going to check my fridge for som bendi's

Laavanya said...

This looks good Srivalli. I love Okra.

Vanamala Hebbar said...

hmmm very interesting kurma. I love okra. I have never tried okra gravy. Will tryout this. Thanks

Sharmi said...

bendakaya kurma , yeppudu vina ledu. looks real nice. something different out of okra.

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

This is my fav....Looking great...Love it...

Tee said...

okra is my favorite and your dish looks mouth watering!

Dee said...

I love peanuts with okra/tindora..

Coffee said...

I love my okra with a little gravy base to it..... its gonna be this one next time! :)

Raaga said...

Looks tempting!!

Padma said...

Nice recipe dear, Bendakaya kurma is rocking! Nice photos too...thanks for sharing

Kajal said...

I also say same as seec say I love okra in any form. Thanks fro sharing new recipe. I buy okra yesterday so let’s try you recipe....

kavi said...

Rotis always with Alu mixed subji is boring but this time i will try Bendakaya Kurma that too with gravy and peanut powder yummmy. Thank u.

Anonymous said...

I have made this recipe a few times now & we just love it(but I omit the peanut part)... I'm making it again today... Thanks a lot for the recipe...:)

Dev

Srivalli said...

Dev, thanks for the feedback, glad you liked it...

Kalyani said...

Nice recipe :). I love okra so much but I don't like only the curry because when ever I cook I get it sticky. Now my problem for making the curry also solved with okra gravy. Thank you very much.

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