Bendakaya Kura/Okra Curry

Bendakaya Kura/Okra Curry

Bendakaya kura/Okra curry goes great with chapatis and rice.This curry is made with tamarind juice,tomato,onions.It my favourite one,from my school days on wards i like any dish made with bendakaya.And my hubby also likes it very much.


Chopped onions-2medium nos
Chopped Tomatoes-2medium
Chili pwd-1tsp
Coriander pwd-11/2tsp
Tamarind-lemon size
Curry leaves
Coriander leaves
Mustard+urd dal-1tsp
Turmeric pwd-1/2tsp
Salt to taste


First wash and dry the bendakaya’s on a kicthen towel.Cut them into 1inch length and keep aside.

Mean while soak tamarind in warm water to get the juice.

Heat a pan and fry the chopped bendakaya till they turn into dark green colour.

Wipe the pan with kitchen towel and again heat the pan with oil,add mustard+urd dal,curry leaves and crushed garlic pods and fry them .

Add chopped onions and tomatoes along with turmeric pwd and fry them till onions changes its colour.Add the bendakaya along with chili and coriander pwd and give a nice stir,so that all the ingredients are mixed well with okra.

Extract the juice from the tamarind and add it to the cooking mixture along with salt and cook with closed lid for 5mints.

Then add 1/2 a cup of water and again cook with closed lid till the kura becomes little thick.Once it becomes thick add chopped coriander leaves and switch off the hob.

Transfer into a serving bowl and enjoy with chapatis or rice.

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