Bhendi/Okra Fry

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Bhendi Fry sounds similar to Bheja Fry. But it is truly a brain food. During childhood days, my mother used to force me to eat them, telling that it improves memory and so on. Its simple to prepare and a tasty side dish for Rice-Dal or Rice-Sambar

2 Cups Bendakaya/Ladys finger/okra (chopped)
½ Cup Onion chopped
¼ Cup Putnala pappu/Roasted Bengal gram dal
¼ Cup Dry Coconut (grated)
4 Red Chillies
5 Garlic pieces
Cooking oil
Salt
For seasoning:
½ tsp Mustard seeds/Avalu
1 tsp Cumin seeds/Jeera
1 tsp Bengal Gram Dal /Pachisenagapappu
1 tsp Black Gram Dal/Minapappu
8-10 Curry leaves/Karvepaku

Procedure

  • Firstly grind roasted bengal gram dal, coconut, red chillies, garlic into a fine powder, keep aside.  Heat 5-6 tsp of oil in a pan. Add seasoning items jeera, mustard, Black Gram Dal, Bengal gram dal, curry leaves and let them splutter.
  • Now add vertically chopped onion and cook for some time.  Now add chopped bhendi to it and fry.
  • Add ½ tsp lemon juice, so that bhendi doesn’t stick to each other. Fry till all the bhendis are cooked well & slightly turn crispy.
  • Add salt, previously prepared powder and mix well.
  • Serve with chapathi or as a side dish for rice.

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