Monday, August 20, 2007

Bendakaya Bajji ~ Okra Bajji

Don't mistake this for a snack....I did the first time I heard this name from hubby dear. He is fond of Ragi Sangati with Bendakaya Bajji. I have known to have tasted Sangati with Groundnut/Peanut Chutney or Endimirapakaya Pappu, but a dish made from Bendakaya was strange to me. Now don't ask me why its called Bajji. My in-laws are from strange land. They address lean person as small person and other way round (sshh..hope hubby dear doesn't get to read this post..)

Well as every mom-in-law tries to impress the son-in-law, my mom did too. She must've tried out everything on earth she knows, plus she made it a point to know from my mil what my hubby dear is fond of. She was in for a surprise, she came to know that he is fond of Ragi Sangati with Bendakaya Bajji. We wondered how on earth does a bajji goes with a Sangati. Only then we were introduced to this dish which we feel is so simple that it can't be really so tasty. But then people have their fancies. When biryanis failed to please His Majesty, this simple bajji did. It has to be seen to believe hubby dear's expression, when I first presented him with a plate of Sangati with Bajji. Small price to be paid for such happiness.

Here goes my Athamma's recipe for Bandakaya Bajji. Will update the photo soon..

Preparation time : 10 min
Cooking Time : 20 mins
Cuisine : Andhra

Ingredients Needed

Bendakaya - 250 gms
Onion - 1 small
Tomato - 1 small
Garlic - 4 pods
Red Chillies - 5
Salt to taste
Oil - 1 tsp
Coriander leaves few
Photo updated on Oct 2nd 2007

Method to prepare:

Cut Bendakaya to 1' pieces. Chop onions and tomatoes.

In a pan, heat oil, add all the ingredients, fry for 2 mins.

Then add water and let it boil. It will get cooked in 10 mins time.

Remove and mash well so that Bendakaya gets mixed well with other ingredients.

The gravy will be sticky and smooth and will go well with Ragi Sangati.

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19 comments :

Latha Narasimhan said...

Hi Srivalli,
I have prepared bheni with onion. With tomatoes it must be adding to the taste! Simple recipe. Being Athamma's it will be great.

Lia said...

what is bendakaya? seems knew for me :) thanks

ramya said...

this sounds intresting.Ya bajji can't go with ragi sankati but this is a curry right.nice to know.

Suma Gandlur said...

You could impress your husband with a simle dish. How cool. Now, I was thinking bajji is some thing like peugupachchadi. Kannidagas call it mosaru bajji.

Padma said...

Srivalli, even I got confused when my MIL was talking about Sorakaya Bajji, its not a snack!...I think this is an Ongole dish...Bendakaya bajji recipe is cute but where is the image, I wanna seeeeee....

TBC said...

I like this a lot but somehow don't make this often.

Suganya said...

I think I will like this combo too... Hearty meal it is!

Sirisha Kilambi said...

Hi Valli....Thanks....have been searching for this recipe a couple of days ago.....thanks for the recipe dear :-)

Sharmi said...

bhindi tastes great with onions and tomatoes. great recipe.

SeeC said...

Okra bajji sounds new. Should try it sometime.

Prema Sundar said...

This recipe is new to me too srivalli. I did mistook it for a snack when I read the title. Usually i too do not add tomatoes with okra, but want to try it out once.. thanks for the recipe.

Prajusha said...

sri,
this bajji looks similiar to our vendakka upperi.

Cynthia said...

His majesty is pleased and the world is at peace :) The lengths we go to for our loved ones.

Raaga said...

Hi,

In konkani we also call some chutney type of preparations as bajji :-) First thing that comes to mind is peerkangai :-)
Nice... I am always looking for new ways to cook bhindi.

Asha said...

Sounds great Sri:)

Jyothsna said...

Seems good. Okra is alweways good !

Coffee said...

I wonder how I missed this post! This really sounds amazing! :D

Srivalli said...

Sure does Latha..thanks for the nice comments....athamma will love to know

sorry but I thought I mentioned okra...bendakaya is okra...Lia

Thanks ramya

thanks Suma...glad to know your names of dish...

hahha....thanks for the input on the ongole dish...will update the image soon Padma

glad to know you prepare this TBC

agree with you Suganya..

welcome Sirisha...do prepare and let me know how it comes out

thanks Sharmi

pls do SeeC...my folks like this a lot

welcome Prema..

is it...then let me know how that is prepare...will try it sometime Prajusha

hha...agree with you Cynthia

Thanks Raaga ...nice to know names in konkani...

thanks Asha

yes Jyothsna agree with you

thanks Coffee glad you found this now...

pelicano said...

What!? This is way too easy to be someone's favorite dish! :-)

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