Bhendi with Copra

13 Sep

Endu Kobbari Bendakaya Karam.

Lady’s finger is sliced vertically and cooked in tempered oil along with sliced onion. Dry coconut / copra is ground into fine powder along with garlic and spices. Once lady’s finger turns soft and brown, it is finished with the ground powder. Serve bhendi with copra with steamed rice or wrapped in roti.
Makes: around 4 Servings of Bhendi with Copra.


Bhendi 2 Cups Sliced
Onion 1
Copra / Dry Coconut 2 – 3 Tbsps
Garlic 2 Cloves
Red Chili Powder to taste
Salt to taste


Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Urad Dal 1/4 tsp
Asafoetida a pinch
Curry Leaves 4
Oil 1 tsp

Method of preparation:

Wash, pat dry and remove the ends of the bhendi.
Slice the bendi vertically and keep aside.
Peel and thickly slice the onion.
Peel and roughly chop garlic.

Grind dry coconut, garlic and red chili powder into fine powder using a spice blender.

Heat oil in a pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When mustard seeds start spluttering, add sliced bhendi.
Fry for couple of minutes, stir in sliced onion.
Cook covered for 3 – 5 minutes or until bhendi turns soft but not mushy.
Uncover and fry till edges of onion turns brown and sides of bhendi turns brown.
Stir in ground dry coconut powder.
Fry for around 2 mintues and remove from heat.
Serve bhendi with copra with steamed rice or with roti.
Notes: Make sure to cook the bhendi right.

Suggestions: If lady’s finger is not cooked properly, put it back on heat and cook covered for few minutes.
Variations: You can also add few drops of tamarind extract for sourness.
Other Names: Bhendi with Copra, Endu Kobbari Bendakaya Karam.


5 Responses to “Bhendi with Copra”

  1. Hari Chandana September 13, 2010 at 10:09 am #

    Yummy and delicious curry.. looks so tempting 🙂

  2. niru September 13, 2010 at 3:02 pm #

    cant wait to try it..mouth watering…

  3. suma September 14, 2010 at 10:34 pm #

    very yummy… weneven i make bhendi, it becums mushy… how can i avoid that>????

  4. sheetal September 24, 2010 at 1:56 am #

    i luv bhindi nd i m going to try it now………

  5. Raji September 30, 2010 at 2:00 am #

    @Hari Chandana thanks
    @niru do give it a try. thx
    @suma make sure to pat them dry once you wash bhendi. cook covered without water till tender and then stir fry on high flame to crisp them up. hope it helped
    @sheetal pls do try. thx

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