Bendekai Gojju/ Okra in sweet and tangy gravy

Okra/Lady Finger is Bendekai in Kannada.As the name suggests it a sweet and tangy that’s why It is Gojju. It’s absolutely delicious!!!!
Preparation Time
10 minutes
Cooking Time
30 minutes
3-4 people
Tamarind Pulp
Turmeric Powder
Curry Leaves
1 Tsp.
1.5 Tsp.
½ Tsp.
To Taste
A Few
For Masala
Dry Red Chilli
Chana dal
Urad dal
Fenugreek Seeds
1 Tbsp.
1 Tbsp.
A Pinch
For Seasoning
Chana Dal
Urad dal
1 Tbsp.
½ Tsp.
1 Tsp.
1 Tsp.
1.        Wash the Okra and dry whip them. Cut them into ½ inch round size.
2.       In a separate pan add the masala ingredients together and dry roast them till it is light brown in color.
3.       Adjust the red chilli according to your taste.
4.       After it cools powder the masala and keep it aside.
5.       Now heat the cooking pan and season with the ingredients above.
6.       Add the cut okra and let it fry for 4-5 minutes in a medium flame.
7.       Lower the flame and add the tamarind pulp, turmeric powder, salt and jaggery.
8.       Add ½ cup of water. Let the gravy boil for 5 minutes.
9.       Now add the masala powder to the boiling mixture.
10.    Mix properly and let the gravy boil for 5-6 minutes.
11.     Add the Curry leaves and switch the stove off.
12.    Serve with Steamed rice or Roti.


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