Bhendekayi Gojju is a sweet and spicy side dish prepared using Okra from South Karnataka. This recipe on request from Sanjay.
Time Required: 15 Minutes
1 Cup Bhendekayi/Okra, cut into roundels
1 Green Chili, Slit
1 Lemon sized Tamarind soaked in water
2 tbsp Gojjina pudi (Gojju masala powder)
½ Cup Fresh Coconut, Grated
2 tsp Oil
½ tsp Mustard Seeds
A pinch of Turmeric Powder
Few Curry leaves
½ Cup Jaggery
Salt to taste
Extract tamarind juice and keep aside. Grind Coconut and Gojjina pudi to a paste. Add water if needed. Heat Oil in a kadai/pan and add Mustard Seeds and when they start to splutter, add Turmeric powder, Green Chili, and Curry leaves. Next add the Okra roundels and stir-fry until the stickiness disappears.
Add Tamarind pulp, Masala paste, Salt and Jaggery and mix well. If the consistency is too thick, add half-cup water. Let it cook for 5 minutes. Remove Bhendekayi Gojju to a serving bowl and serve with Phulka, Huggi(Pongal), Dosa or plain Rice.