BENDI SPICY CURRY…….An authentic konkani recipe made from Okra/ladyfinger/Bendis…..in konkani we say Benda phanna upkari…..A very delicious, spicy curry which goes perfect with Rice /dal, chapatis ,dosas and Neer dosa….
•250 gms okra washed and cut into any shape and size
•1 medium onion chopped
•1 big tomato chopped
•1/4 tsp turmeric
•3 flakes garlic crushed (opt)
•11/2tsp chilli powder
•A small piece tamrind extract
•1 tblsp +1 tsp oil
▪Heat a thick kadai add a tsp oil,heat well add chopped bendis and fry this on medium heat with two pinch salt and a pinch turmeric……keep mixing in between so that it doesn’t burn,fry this till bendis are cooked
▪Remove this to a plate..
▪Heat the same kadai add oil,add onions fry till transluscent,add crushed garlic, fry awhile
▪Add tomatoes, salt saute well till tomatoes are soft
▪Now add turmeric, chilly powder saute well
▪Add a cup of water (or little more),tamrind pulp boil well
▪Add fried bendis give a good boil and close lid for sometime
▪Now your spicy curry from bendi is ready to enjoy..
*you can replace okra with potatoes,mushrooms,soya nuggets,Paneer, green peas…
*Even fish like Prawns,mackerel, pomfret, sardine,King fish can be used but add this at the end and boil 5-8 minutes…
*Let the curry be little thick not watery….
Okra spicy curry