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Lady’s Finger with Sesame Powder

28 Jul

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Bendakaya Nuvvulu Podi.

Okra / Bhendi is washed and sliced. It is then fried in oil till golden brown in color. Fresh sesame seeds are ground into powder and added to the lady’s finger fry along with other spices. Serve lady’s finger with sesame powder with plain steamed rice or with roti.
Makes: Lady’s Finger with Sesame Powder.

Ingredients:

Lady’s Finger 2 Cups app.
Sesame Seeds 2 Tbsps
Red Chili Powder 1/2 tsp
Curry Leaves 8
Salt to Taste
Oil 2 Tbsps

Method of preparation:

Wash lady’s finger under water and pat them dry.
Remove ends and slice the lady’s finger vertically twice.
Grind sesame seeds into fine powder using a spice blender.

Heat oil in a pan, add sliced lady’s finger.
Fry on medium – high flame till lady’s finger is golden brown in color.
Stir occasionally to avoid lady’s finger from burning.
Stir in ground sesame seeds powder and curry leaves and fry for a minute.
Stir in red chili powder and salt.
Fry briefly and remove from heat.
Serve lady’s finger with sesame powder with plain steamed rice or with roti.
Notes: Make sure lady’s finger is cooked well.

Suggestions: If bhindi seems uncooked, cook covered on low flame till done.
Variations: For extra spice, slice the green chiles and add to the pan once lady’s finger is cooked.
Other Names: Lady’s Finger with Sesame Powder, Bendakaya Nuvvula Podi.