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Monday, July 21, 2008

Bendekayi Palya / Okra Subji

15 Ladies Fingers (Oakra/Bendekayi/Bhindi)
Small lemon sized Jaggary
Pinch Of Turmeric powder
1/2 - 3/4 tsp Chilly Powder
Grape sized Tamarind
Salt to taste
4 - 5 tsp grated coconut
5 - 6 Curry leaves
1 tsp Black Gram seeds
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
1-2 tsp Oil


Chop ladies fingers into small pieces(1/2 inch sized) and add it to a thick bottomed vessel/pan. Put tamarind in a bowl, add little amount of water and keep it aside for about 5 mins. Squeeze it and add this tamarind water to vessel. Add jaggary, salt, turmeric powder, chilly powder, 1/4 cup of water and cook it in medium flame. Stir it once in every 3-4 mins.

Once the water is almost dried, add grated coconut and keep the Palya in low flame for about 5-10 mins. Put black gram seeds, mustard seeds and oil in a pan. Once it starts spluttering, add curry leaves and add it to Palya. Mix well before serving. It goes well with Rice.

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