Lady’s Finger Sesame Fry

13 Dec

Bendakaya Nuvvulu Vepudu.

Okra / Bhendi is washed and chopped. They are then fried in oil till golden brown in color. Fresh sesame seeds are ground into powder along with green chiles and tamarind and added to the lady’s finger as a finishing step. Serve lady’s finger sesame fry with plain steamed rice or with roti.
Makes: around 4 Servings of Lady’s Finger Sesame Fry.


Lady’s Finger (Chopped) 2 1/2 Cups app.
Sesame Seeds 2 Tbsps
Green Chiles 2 – 3
Tamarind 1 inch Piece
Salt to Taste


Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Urad Dal 1/4 tsp
Asafoetida a Big Pinch
Curry Leaves 5
Oil 2 Tbsps

Method of preparation:

Wash lady’s finger under water and pat them dry.
Remove little bit of both ends and chop the lady’s finger into thick circles.
Grind sesame seeds into fine powder using a spice blender.
Now add the green chiles, tamarind and salt and grind again into powder.

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.
In the middle of the pan, add all talimpu ingredients.
Fry till urad dal changes color and mix everything.
Stir in ground sesame seeds powder and fry for another minute or two.
Adjust salt if necessary and remove from heat.
Serve lady’s finger sesame fry with plain steamed rice or with roti.
Notes: Make sure lady’s finger is fried well.

Suggestions: If bhindi seems uncooked, cook covered on low flame till done.
Variations: Check other okra / bhindi recipes here.
Other Names: Lady’s Finger Sesame Fry, Bendakaya Nuvvula Vepudu.


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