Bendakaya Kura


This is a  simple and tasty vegetable to make.


1/2 kg okra
1tblsp sour curds
1tsp salt
1 tsp Chilli powder
1tsp turmeric
3 tsp oil


1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 dry red chilly


  • Soak the okra for 20 mins in a large pan, to ensure all dirt is removed. Drain and chop into moderately small round pieces.
  • In a large wok, heat some oil and add the chopped okra
  • Add salt, turmeric and sour curds and mix well. Be careful not to mash the pieces. The curd is meant to absorb the stickiness from the okra.
  • set the lid on the wok and let it simmer.
  • Keep checking in 10 min intervals to ensure the okra does not stick to the sides of the wok. Always be careful not to mash the pieces.
  • Once all the water evaporates, add chilli podwer and mix well.
  • Let it cook for another 5-10 minutes and set aside.
  • In a small wok, heat 2 tsp oil and add the tadka.
  • Add to the okra when the mustard seeds start popping and mix well.

Serrve hot with rice.

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