Bendakaya Vepudu (Bhindi Fry or Oka Stir Fry)

Bendakaya Vepudu or Okra Stir Fry or Bhindi Fry
Bendakaya Vepudu or Okra Stir Fry or Bhindi Fry

Bendakaya Vepudu is a very easy to make koora that is ready in a jiffy and an absolute delight as a side-dish for pappu pulusu annam, sambhar rice, or simple curd rice.

Ingredients

  1. Bendakaya/Bhindi/Okra – 1/2 Kg
  2. Oil – 1 tbsp
  3. Red Chilli Powder – 1/2 tsp
  4. Salt to Taste

Method

  1. Wash and dry the bendakaya.
  2. Chop of the ends.
  3. Cut the bhindi into 1/4″pieces.
  4. In a wok/kadai, heat the oil.
  5. Add the bendakaya pieces and mix well.
  6. Turn the heat to medium heat.
  7. Fry the bendakaya till the edges just start to turn brown.
  8. Stir every 2 mins or so.
  9. After the bendakaya is cooked, add the salt and mix well.
  10. Turn off the heat.
  11. Add the red chilli powder and mix well.
  12. Serve hot with rice or rotis.

Tips

  • Do not cover the bhindi while cooking. If you do, it will turn all sticky.
  • You could add onion to this koora. If you do then, add the onion pieces after the bendakaya is half-fried. This is because the onion cooks faster than the bendakaya. So, if fry the onion before the bendakaya, it will get charred.
  • Fry the bendakaya over medium heat. Do not turn the heat to high as then the bendakaya pieces will char but not cook.
  • Stir the bendakaya pieces constantly.

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