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Bendekaayi Gojju Recipe

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Bendekaayi Gojju
  • Recipe Servings: 4
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Bendekaayi Gojju is a bhindi recipe from South India that belongs to the Kannada cuisine. It's sweet, tangy and very masaledar.

Ingredients of Bendekaayi Gojju

  • 250 gm bhindi (lady finger)
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp tamarind extract
  • Pinch of jaggery
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil

  • For dry masala:
  • 1 tsp fenugreek seeds
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds

  • For masala paste:
  • 10-12 strands of green coriander
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 1/2 tsp uncooked rice
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 3-4 green chilies

  • For tadka:
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 3 whole dry red chilies
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds

How to Make Bendekaayi Gojju

  1. For the dry masala:
  2. In another pan, dry roast all the ingredients for dry masala and grind them together into a powder.
  3. For the masala paste:
  4. Grind together all the ingredients for the masala paste with the powdered spices and a dash of water.

  5. For the bhindi:
  6. Heat 3-4 tsp of oil and start shallow frying the bhindi.
  7. To the bhindi, add the tamarind extract and salt.
  8. Crumble the jaggery over it and add 1 1/2 table spoon of masala paste.
  9. Mix well, pour in some water and cook for 5-7 minutes.

  10. For the tadka:
  11. In another pan, heat 2 tsp of oil, add the ingredients for tadka and saute for about 30 seconds without burning them.
  12. Pour the tadka over the bhindi and serve hot.

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