Bhendi Cha Thecha.

I had seen this recipe on one of the Maharashtrian cooking group on FB and was long on my mind,so today finally could try it, and trust me it turned out awesome.

Needs minimal ingredients and tastes amazing with Bhakri.

It’s one of the tastiest dish from Khandeshi cuisine.


200 gm Bhendi.(Okra).

1 tbsp Oil.

1 tspn Jeera.

1/4 tspn Asafoetida.

6 Curry Leaves.

4 Green Chillies.

4 pods of Garlic.

1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder.

2 tbsp Roasted Peanuts Powder.

1 tbsp Coriander Leaves chopped.

Salt to taste.


Rinse bhindi (okra) well with water. Drain all the water.Dry each bhindi with a kitchen napkin to avoid it getting slimy while cooking.

Slice and discard the stalks and the lower tip from the bhendi,cut into large pieces.Keep aside.

In a kadhai heat oil,add jeera, asafoetida,curry leaves, garlic and green chillies cut into pieces.saute well till skin of green chillies turn white.

Add bhendi and roast on a slow flame till it is cooked and becomes crisp.

Let it cool completely.

Add cooked bhendi to mortar and pestle add roasted peanut powder,salt, turmeric powder and chopped coriander leaves and make a coarse paste.

If you don’t have a mortar and pestle, you can also crush the ingredients in a food processor. Just make sure to keep it coarse and not pasty.

Tip:This dish is a bit spicy,you can adjust the same by reducing the chillies.

Happy Cooking!!!


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