Apr 22, 2013

Bendekayi Palya | Okra fry | Bhindi Sabji

A simple side dish recipe for Chapthi or rice. "Bendekayi Palya" or "Bhindi Sabji" is prepared with sauteed okra, onions and tomato.


500 gms Okra, cut into small pieces
1 Onion, cut lengthwise
1 Tomato, diced
1 tsp Mustard seeds
1 tsp Cumin seeds
2 sprigs of Curry leaves
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
1/2 tsp Red chili powder
1/2 tsp Coriander powder
4 tsp Oil


  • In a heavy bottom vessel, heat oil, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and curry leaves. When mustard seeds starts to splutter, add onions. Fry until onions turn transparent
  • Add turmeric powder, red chili powder, and coriander powder

  • Add tomatoes. Cook until tomatoes are completely cooked

  • Add okra. Cook for 10 to 15 minutes in medium - high heat setting. 

  • Add salt and fry for another 2 minutes

  • Serve hot with chapathi or rice

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