Bendekaayi kodilu

Ingredients

1. Bendekayi / Ladys finger – 200 gms.

2. Coriander seeds – 2 tsp

3. Urad dal – 1.5 tsp

4. Red chillies – 3

5. Fenugreek seeds – ¼ tsp

6. Grated coconut – 2 tbsp

7. Green chillies – 1

8. Turmeric powder – ½ tsp

9. Tamarind – about the size of a lemon.

10. Curry leaves – as required.

11. Coriander leaves – as required (optional)

12. Mustard seeds – for seasoning.

Directions

1. Cook chopped ladys finger (about 2 inches long) by adding turmeric powder, green chillies and salt.

2. Dry roast red chillies, coriander seeds, urad dal, fenugreek seeds, curry leaves and keep it aside.

3. Grind the grated coconut along with the roasted ingredients.

4. Add tamarind extract to the chopped ladys finger and boil. (Instead you can also add tamarind along with coconut and grind it).

5. Add the ground mixture to the cooked ladys finger and boil it.

6. Add curry leaves and coriander leaves to the curry.

7. Season it with mustard seeds.

This curry goes well with rice.

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