ಬೆಂಡೆಕಾಯಿ ಗೊಜ್ಜು /Okra in Green Sauce & MEME

We love Okra and one of our favorite dish is Okra Gojju. I love to cook it coz it goes well with rice/chapati/rotti. You have one side dish that is versatile, which translates to less cooking :D phew..can come out of the kitchen quickly. Here you go with the recipe :

You need the following:
okra/bhindi - 250g (wash, wipe and cut into half inch pieces)
onions - 1 large, cubed into small pieces

For Green Sauce you need:
Pottukadalai/roasted chanadal/huridakadale-1 fistful
Green Chillies-5
Grated Coconut-4tbsp
Coriander leaves-1 fistful
Coriander Seeds-1/2tbsp(fried/roasted on a pan)

Other ingrediants:
Tamarind Juice-2tbsp, Jaggery
Oil, mustard, curry leaves, pinch of turmeric for tampering

Heat oil in a wide non stick pan and add tampering ingrediants. Add okra pieces and fry them till okra does not stick to each other anymore. Add onions and sautee for a min and add water.
Allow to cok okra. It takes 5-8mins for okra to soften.
Blend sauce ingrediants into a smoothpaste with enough water. Do not add more water it might result in watery gojju which is not desired.
Add this green sauce to cooked okra. Add salt, tamarind juice. Use jaggery to adjust flavors. Bring them to boil. Let it cool down for 5 mins before you serve with rice/chapathi/rotti.

Long Before Annu of Annu's Kitchen had tagged me for a MEME. Here are 5 facts about ME n ME only!!
1. I never worked in the area which I studied for 6 yrs. Though my area of work is a distant relative of my degree.. :D
2. I love to watch Tom n Jerry shows... so I am a good companion to my 5yr old for T&J shows.
3. I put on 7 kilos in less than a month after graduation and now I am struggling hard to reduce 17kgs!!!!! I just cannot resist the site of good food....
4. I am known for doubling my work in the kitchen..ehehhe..I get tempted to cook, eat n serve
5. 5 places I have lived in 1. Mandya 2. Chitradurga 3. Ranchi 4. GandhiNagar (Guj) 5. Singapore
I would like to tag my fellow bloggers in Singapore for MEME :
1. Sowmya of Creative Saga
2. Kamini of Pranic Food
3. Raks of Raks Kitchen
4. Coffee of Spice Cafe
5. Nupur of Cinnamon Hut
I would like to tag few other International bloggers :
Ramya of Mane Adige
Any other's who are interested to take up are welcome... :)


The Bhandari's said...

nice Me n Me... good to know a lot about you. and Nice side dish too :)

Dhivya said...

great to know abt u and love the okra


never tasted bhindi ( as we call it ) curry ... we always make a dry subji of it .... it looks tempting though.

Thanks for tagging me for the me N me...

Mamta said...

It was nice to know about u!
okra tastes well in gojjus like this.wil surely try.

Unknown said...

never tried okra in a gravy..sounds delicious..
good meme...thanks for tagging me..will do it soon..

Neha said...

hi ,
just saw ur okra/bhindi recipe, never knew that bindi can be made with gravy,( though seen in some sambhar at resturants)

notyet100 said...

hey nice meme....

EC said...

Even i love tom and jerry...the green sauce looks lovely

Lakshmi said...

@ Nupur and Neha,
Okra/bhindi tastes good in gravy. Try them.
Thanks for droping by and taking your time to write few words for me.

bee said...

what a lovely recipe. we love okra too.

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

yummm!!!! nanna fav gojju!!!! Looks really good

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

oh, n thanx for tagging me.... But I've already done this one last year. So, I guess I'll skip it... I hope its ok!! BUt I truely appreciate that you thought of me!! :)

TBC said...

LG, thanks for tagging me. I am not very good at these memes and have not done a single one that I 've been tagged for yet.

The okra curry sounds very good.:-)

Lakshmi said...

Thanks for droping by. Sorry I forgot to drop by and tell u about tagging. It is so nice of you to come by n see it.

@ TBC,
try it out dear.

Unknown said...

Hi my kids loved the akki roti and the gojju...great presentation btw
it feels good to see mysore hudugi who is soooo talented in cooking..
lastly i am a frequent visitor here...a lot of new variety...keep up the good job:).

Unknown said...

Hi loved the bendekai gojju and akki kids also like your new varities great presentation feel good to see a mysore hudugi soooooo talented keep up the good work..:)i am a frequent visitor here...

Lakshmi said...

Thanks dear. I was very happy to know that you n your kids like TOM dishes.It has boosted my morale very much. Keep Coming to savor more dishes on Taste of Mysore.

Anonymous said...

I want to how to prepare okra curry like nandini hotel people prepares.. like red color greavy...

Pooja said...

i want to know about okra curry with red chilly with greavy