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Bendi in Yogurt

24 Aug

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Bendakaya Perugu Pacchadi

Ingredients:

Bendi/ Okra 4
Yogurt 1 cup
Green chillies 2 small
Red chilli powder a pinch
Salt to taste
Oil 2 tbsps

Talimpu:

Urad dal (skinned n split black lentils) 1/2 tsp
Fenugreek seeds a pinch
Mustard seeds 1 tsp
Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp
Ajwain (carom seeds) a pinch

Method of preparation:

Remove stems, wash and chop green chillies finely.
Clean and pat dry bendi.
Chop off the ends and cut the bendi into 1/2 inch circles.

In a pan, add 1 tbsp of oil and saute bendi for few minutes or until they become tender.
In a deep bowl, mix the fried bendi with yogurt, finely chopped green chillies and salt.

Heat a tbsp of oil in a pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
Fry until they start spluttering and add to the above yogurt bowl.
Sprinkle a pinch of red chilli powder for color.
Serve with rice or chapati.

Notes: If you don’t like to saute the bendi, roast them in oven.