Bendekayi Paccadi/ Okra raita

It is raining bendekai here!!! Got to post this one. It has been lying in my folder for god-knows-how-long. So no banter, no nonsense, lets head straight to the recipe.

We will need,

Okra/ Bendakai   1/2 lb
Yogurt                 1 cup
Peanut oil            1 tbsp
Green chillies        4-5 slit, adjust according to taste
Mustard seeds      1/2 tsp
Channa Dal          1 tsp
Urad Dal              1 tsp
Hing                     a dash
Curry leaves         a handful
Salt                      to taste

  • Dice the okra and toast it on a hot griddle till the edges char. 
  • Heat oil in a wok. Toss in the Mustard seeds, once they splutter, toss in the urad dal, channa dal, hing, curry leaves and green chillies. 
  • Once the sizzling stops, toss in the toasted okras. Mix well. Add salt and set it aside to cool.
  • Beat the yogurt well. Once the okra mixture is warm, pour in the beaten yogurt. Adjust salt.
  • Serve immediately at room temperature with Tovve or dal and Rice.


FewMinute Wonders said...

I love this raita. Its been years since I made them. thanks for reminding me of that.

Tina said...

Soooo creamy and delicious raita...

Saritha said...

Sounds interesting,nice raita