Friday, April 9, 2010

Bendekayi Gojju/Okra in tangy sauce

Okra is known as Bendekayi in kannada and has been my favourite veggie since my childhood:)! Okra in any form grabs my attention and loyalty. Yeah I love bendekayi palya, bendekayi gojju, bendekayi huLi, bendekayi majjige paldya – all these are Karnataka’s delicacies.

There was this dish called ‘Sunheri Bhindi’ (kinda deep fried spicy appetiser) in 1 of the Restaurants in Hyderabad and it used to vanish within few seconds it was brought on to our table – Yummmmmm I really miss all those opulence here ;).

Again this time around our London trip got us some divine veggies :-p and here’s 1 of the preparation from me for this week )!

Serves: 2-4 preparation time: 15min cooking time: 30min

Oil – 2 tsp
Mustard Seed – 1 tsp
Asafoetida – ¼ tsp
Pinch of Turmeric
Few Curry Leaves
Chopped Okra – 2 Cups
Salt to taste
Tamarind Juice – 1 Cup
Grated Jaggery – ½ Cup
Rasam Powder/Sarina Pudi – 4 tsp


  1. Heat Oil in a pan, add Mustard Seeds and allow it to splutter.
  2. Next add Asafoetida, Turmeric, Curry Leaves and Okra in order. Fry Okra for 10-15min or till it kinda shrinks.
  3. Add Tamarind juice, Jaggery, Salt and Rasam Powder in order and mix well. Bring this to boil and simmer it for almost 15-20min or till it becomes slightly thick.
  4. Bendekayi Gojju is ready to be served with hot Rice topped with Ghee!!!

And namma ajji maadida bendekayi gojju used to be the ultimate one – believe it or not finger licking was inevitable :-p
Have a Nice Day)!!!


  1. Nice combination dear...Delicious...

  2. Thats a new dish for me...never had okra with tamarind and thing to ask Can rasam powder be bought as an insant mix???

  3. Nice combination for a gojju. Looks delicious.

  4. Hi Kamalika,

    Yes you get Rasam Powder pkt in any Indian Stores and thanks for ur comments :)

    Thanks ruchikacooks! yeah even i luv this combo :)

  5. Thats a delicious dish, adding jaggery sounds new for me..

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  7. Hmm... Very tangy tangy!!!! Mouthwatering at the very look of it..... YUMMILICIOUS!!!!


  8. Dear Rashmi. 'WOW' SO TEMPTING TO EVEN FOR LOOK TO TONGUE MUST BE MOUTH WATERING THIS MUST BE SERVED WITH RAAGI MUDDEY OR WITH HUGGHI HOW DO YOU LIKE THIS RASHMI? After good gape of time you have started to put things on blog. keep it up Geethapriya.

  9. tooo yummmm and tempting :)..

  10. wow tempting..Sweet and tangy..yummy:)
    I dont get fresh okra here..n I hate to cook those frozen ones:(!!!

  11. the dish looks yummy... sweet and tangy and rasam powder adds nice flavor to it...

  12. Hi great to know about your blog. Lovely space :) ..this recipe is so different..okra in tangy sauce..super delicious...

  13. Hey Rashmi, thanks for your comment. Good to hear from you. Blogging has taken a backseat even for me. Managed to post one today though.
    New city treating us well so far. Lots of things to love (the food especially!) but some things are quite painful (but we were expecting those and are managing to shrug them off). It has been good for M and it certainly has been an easier baaNanthana for me here. How are you doing? Come back to blogging when you can. Take care now!

  14. Hi, ruchi ruchi bhende kaayi gojju...mouth watering gojju. looks delicious and tempting!
    My first time visit to your blog. wonderful recipes and presentation!

  15. hey nice space....was searchg for a good veggie recipe with okra.....thx....

  16. Hi, this gojju looks delicious. you have a nice blog.

  17. Great information here! I enjoy reading your posts.

  18. Rashmi you and abhiruchi save my cooking :)


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