Bhendichi Aamti


This dish tastes yummy with steam rice.


250 gm Bhendi(lady finger/Okra).

1 small Onion chopped.

1/4 cup grated Coconut.

1 cup Coconut milk.

6 Peppercorns.

2tbsp + 5 tbsp Oil.

Salt to taste.

For the masala

1 medium sized Onion.

2 tbsp Dhana(corriander seeds)

5 tbsp Red chilli powder.

1 tbsp Haldi powder.

1 tsp Black pepper powder.

1 tsp Tamarind pulp


Grind all the masala ingredients to a fine paste.

Grind together grated coconut,peppercorns and half chopped onion to a fine paste.

Cut off the head and tail of bhendi.

Heat around 5 tbsp oil in a frying pan,shallow fry bhendi stiring well.

Remove on absorbant/tissue paper.

Apply masala paste to fried bhendi and keep aside.

Heat oil in a kadhai.Add half chopped onion,let it turn brown.

Add marinated bhendis.

Cook stiring well till masala starts leaving oil.

Add 1/4 cup water and salt.

Add coconut paste mix well and cook for 5 minutes.

Add coconut milk.Mix well.

Serve hot with steam rice or bhakri of your choice.

Tip-Dont boil the gravy after adding coconut milk.You can use fresh coconut milk or maggi coconut milk powder.Fried potatoes can also be added to this dish.

Happy Cooking !!!


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