Friday, January 29, 2010

Bendakaya Masala /Okra Masala


Bendakaya/Okra -1lb
Onion -1 big
Green chillys - 2
Maida/All purpose flour - 1/2 cup
Ginger garlic paste -1tbs
Garam masala - 1tsp
Chilly powder - 1tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt - 1 1/2 tsp(divided)
Oil for deep frying

  •  Wash and cut okra into 1cm pieces by removing the tips and tails .

  • Finely chop the onion and green chillys .
  • Heat 1tbs of oil in heavy bottom pan on medium heat and saute them until they turn light brown colour.

  • Once the onion turn light brown add ginger garlic paste to it and fry until it leaves it raw smell .
  • In a saperate bowl mix 1/2 tsp of salt and 1/2 tsp of chilli powder to the maida and mix well .

  • Now add the okra pieces to the maida mixture and leave it for few minutes .

  • Mean while heat the oil in skillet on medium high .
  • When the oil is hot , dust off the excess maida and deep fry the okra until golden brown colour or until crispy .drain the fried okra on paper towel to take off any excess oil . (don't try to fry all the pieces at once , it may bring the oil temperature down and okra will be saugy .)

  • Add the fried okra to the sauted onion and mix it will by adding salt , chilly powder , turmeric , garam masala .

  • Fry it for 5 minutes on low flame

     Serve it with rice as main dish or it taste even better with sambar/ rasam as side dish .


    Okra seeds will pop while frying , so don't stand too close to the frying pan .


  1. Congrats on Ur first post...Okra masala looks yummy,,,like to have some...
    happy blogging..

  2. Thanq swapna for the warm welcome

  3. Thanq divya for visiting my blog.
    Just now i went through ur blog
    u r doing fabulous job.

  4. Your okra curry is new to me .Look nice and yummy.Happy Valentine's day