This is a simple to make Bendakaya/Okra masala fry that needs very lees preparation and can be done in a jiffy. It goes very well as a side dish with rice or Roti.
Kids loved this fry when I packed in their lunch boxes. So, it’s kids approved too.
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Serves : 2-3
Onion : 1 chopped
Bendakaya/Okra/Ladies fingers: 500 gms cut into 1 inch pieces
Curry Leaves: 1 sprig
Red chili powder: 1 teaspoon
Coriander powder: 1/2 teaspoon
Cumin powder: 1/2 teaspoon
Turmeric: 1/2 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Chana Dal/ Senagapappu: 1 teaspoon
Urad Dal/Minappappu: 1 teaspoon
Mustard Seeds/Aavalu: 1 teaspoon
Cumin seeds/jeera : 1/2 teaspoon
Asafoetida/hing : a pinch
Heat oil in a pan and add all ingredients listed under for tempering except Hing and fry until the seeds are golden brown and the others splatter, which should be 1-2 minutes. Add hing and curry leaves, fry for 30 seconds.
Add onion and fry till they turn translucent. Now add okra pieces and turmeric. Fry on simmer for 15 -18 minutes.
Add all the spices and fry for 2 minutes and turn off the stove.
Serve hot with rice or Roti.