Sunday, February 6, 2011

Curried Tamarind Ladies Fingers (Bendi)

This curried ladies fingers is a side dish for rice. The taste is about the same as other Indian style side dishes - a little spicy, a little tangy and a little aromatic. To make, first fry the ladies fingers. Next make the curry gravy. Thereafter add back the veg, stir and dish out. No doubt its a simple dish that doesn't need a whole list of ingredients. Yet it assured - so good with egg rasam and sambar/dhal curry.

180g (about 10 pieces) ladies fingers (bendi) - cut into 1 inch length
1 medium size onion - sliced thinly
3 garlic - sliced thinly
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tbsp meat curry powder
1 tsp turmeric/kunyit powder
1 1/2 tbsp thick tamarind/assam juice
2 sprigs curry leaves
Oil as needed.
Salt for taste
(Note - adjust ingredients as per taste)

Deep fry ladies fingers in oil.
Remove and keep aside.
Leave about 3 tbsp of oil in the same pan.  
Saute garlic, onion and mustard seeds. 
Add curry leaves, curry powder and turmeric powder.  
Stir and fry to combine all together.
Pour in tamarind juice (more water if needed; for more gravy), fried ladies fingers.
Season with salt.
Stir for about 2-3 minutes and remove from heat.
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  1. This is good! I love ladies fingers. Yum!

  2. this is a really easy recipe, should not have any problem if you want to try out yourself.

  3. My fav wish dish presented so very nicely. BTW, we used this word Bendi fro Ladies Fingers here locally. You have me as a new reader here.

  4. Hi Shirazi - I too use more of of the bendi, tq for following.

  5. wow ...i love this dish !!! gonna try this ..


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