Bendi in Yogurt

24 Aug

Bendakaya Perugu Pacchadi


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


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.


4 Responses to “Bendi in Yogurt”

  1. Asha August 24, 2007 at 9:08 am #

    OH MY!!! Look at that! It’s like gourmet food everyday at your home, huh? Looks delicious.When I visit Kauai, i will come and visit you for dinner!:))

  2. TBC August 24, 2007 at 9:24 am #

    That is such a beautiful pic! So, you’re a Philly blogger too

  3. Madhu August 24, 2007 at 11:36 am #

    Hi Raji,
    Beautiful presentaion, love okra…never tried using with yogurt. Looks delicious….

  4. coffee August 24, 2007 at 6:45 pm #

    This is my fav raita….. and I especially save some bhendis for this. 😀

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