Bendekai palya or bhindi fry or okra subzi recipe

Lady finger or bhindi fry is a simple and easy to make side dish which goes well with rotis as well as rice. Amchoor powder add a unique flavor to this preparation.


  • Lady finger/Okra - 500 gms
  • Onions - 2 (finely chopped)
  • Oil - 4 tablespoons
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Coriander powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Amchoor powder - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Red chilli powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Salt to taste


Step 1

HOW TO MAKE LADY FINGER OR BHINDI FRY RECIPE Wipe the lady finger dry and cut the edges. Dice them into 1/2 inch long slices.

Step 2

Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a kadai. Stir fry the ladies finger till crisp and light brown. Set aside.

Step 3

Heat another 2 tablespoons of oil in the same kadai. Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and fry for a minute. Add chopped onions and fry till they become translucent.

Step 4

Add the fried lady finger, red chilli powder, coriander powder and turmeric powder. Mix well and cook for few minutes on a medium flame till the spices gets blended with the vegetable.

Step 5

Once cooked, add salt and amchoor powder and heat for a minute. Remove from heat

Step 6

Serve bhindi fry or bendekai palya with rotis or rice.

Step 7

Note: Add salt at the end otherwise the vegetable tends to become very slimy. Wipe with a clean cloth and ensure no trace of moisture is left before dicing the vegetable.

2 Responses to Bendekai palya or bhindi fry or okra subzi recipe

  1. caroline says:

    Easy and quick

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