Bendakaya Bangala Dumpa Vepudu, Bhindi aur Alu ki Bhaji, or Lady Finger/Okra and Potato Stir Fry

Bendakaya Bangala Dumpa Vepudu or Bhindi Alu Fry
Bendakaya Bangala Dumpa Vepudu or Bhindi Alu Fry

I first ate this bhaji when I was in 2nd year engineering, when a dear friend got it for lunch. I find this version very useful when I do not have enough Bendakaya to make koora for all of us or have unexpected guests whom I have to accommodate.

  1. Bendakaya, Okra, or Lady Finger – 1/2 kg
  2. Potato – 1 Large
  3. Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp
  4. Turmeric Powder – 1/8 tsp
  5. Chilli Powder – 1/2 tsp
  6. Oil – 2 tbsp


  1. Wash and dry the Bendakaya.
  2. Cut the ends of the Bendakaya.
  3. Cut the Bendakaya into 1/4″ pieces.
  4. Peel and dice the potato into 1/2″ pieces.
  5. In a kadai/wok, heat the oil.
  6. Add the potato pieces and stir-fry for about 5 minutes.
  7. Add the Bendakaya pieces.
  8. Stir fry till the Bendakaya pieces are fried.
  9. Add salt, turmeric powder, and chilli powder.
  10. Mix well.
  11. Serve hot with rice or roti.


  • You could also add coriander powder or amchur powder to the bhaji.

I would love to hear your thoughts and suggestions. Do leave me a comment.