Monday, January 10, 2011

bendakaya masala (lady's finger masala)


  • bendakayalu or lady's finger or okra 25
  • red chilie powder 2 1/2 tsp
  • coriander seeds (daniyalu) 1 tsp
  • shredded coconut 2 tsp
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • besan flour 1/2 tsp
  • turmeric pinch
  • oil 2 Tbls
  • onion sliced 1 medium
  • coriander leaves few
  • cumin seeds 1/2 tsp
  • salt to tase
take coriander seeds,shredded coconut and cumin seeds into a small mixie jaar,run the mixie once  then add garlic cloves and red chilie powder,salt, besan, turmeric and little water,make a thick paste out of it.

cut the okra's two ends. slit the okra's sideways be careful not to cut completely. fill the okra's with the paste we made.

take largest non stick pan to cook this put okra on the pan stuffing side up. put oil, sprinkle a little water and cook on low flame. keep sprinkling little bit of water and slowly turning the okra with the help of fork and spoon. then add sliced onions and sprinkle little bit salt, close with lid. cook for another 10 minutes. then sprinkle coriander leaves, serve with hot rice.