Bendekayi Palya (Okra Palya)


Preparation time: 20 Minutes | Cook time: 15 Minutes


Bendekayi – 2 cups

Onion – 1 Finely chopped

Red chilli powder – 1 tbsp

Coriander powder – 1 tbsp

Oil – 3 tbsp

Mustard seeds – ½ tbsp

Curry leaves – 5

Lemon juice – 1/4 tbsp

Coriander leaves – ½ cup


  • Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a pan. Add washed and chopped bendekayi, lemon juice. Fry about 3 minutes. Takeout on to a plate. Keep it aside.( This step is to avoid stickiness of bendekayi)
  • Heat 2 tbp of oil in a pan. Add Mustard seeds wait until it crackles.
  • Add curry leaves, onion. Cook until it turns light brown.
  • Add fried bendekayi, red chilli powder, coriander powder and salt. Cook about 2 minutes. Garnish with coriander leaves.

Bendekayi Palya is ready to serve with Chapati.

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