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Friday, August 8, 2008

Bendekayi Kayirasa

Ingredients:
8-10 Small Ladies Fingers / Bendekayi / Bhindi
Pinch of Turmeric powder
Pinch of Chilly powder
Grape sized Jaggary
Pinch of Tamrind
Salt to taste
1 tsp Blackgram seeds
3-4 Red Chillies
1/2 cup grated Coconut
1/4 tsp Mustard seeds
2-3 Curry leaves
2 tsp Oil

Recipe:
Add tamarind, little bit of water in a bowl, smash it and keep it aside. Chop ladies fingers into medium sized pieces(1/2 inch sized) and put it in a vessel/pan. Fry it for around 4-5 mins in medium flame to get rid of the stickiness of ladies finger. Add turmeric powder, jaggary, tamarind water, salt, chilly powder, water and cook it well.
Add 1 tsp of blackgram seeds, red chillies and oil in a pan. Fry it till blackgram seeds turns golden in color. Then add this fried masala, grated coconut in a mixer and grind it to smooth paste by adding sufficient amount of water. (If it is frozen coconut add hot water while grinding.)
Add this ground coconut masala to the vessel containing cooked ladies fingers and bring it to boil. Add mustard seeds and oil in a pan. Once it starts spluttering, add curry leaves and add it to Kayirasa. Mix well before serving. It goes well with rice.

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