Sunday, December 6, 2015

Benda Sasam

This Recipe was shared by my fb friend Jayashree Shenoy akka one of the lovely and easy recipe which I simply love have done it so many times this is been my fav dish from since I have tried it :)...This was even featured in my Fav KKAJ (Konkani Khaan Anik Jeven Blog) this blog features so many of our traditional konkani dishes :)


8-10 Okra / Bhindi (cut into Roundels)

For Making fries

2 tbsp Roasted Urad dal flour

4 tbsp Rice Flour

salt to taste 

oil for shallow fry 

For the Gravy 

1/2 cup coconut

2-3 Red chilli (fried)

2 tbsp curd (well beaten)

For Tadka /seasoning 

1 tbsp oil 

1 tsp mustard seeds 

1/2 tsp Cumin seeds 

few curry leaves


For Frying Bhindi / Okra

  • If you dont have roasted urad dal flour here is how to make it : Dry roast urad dal till pale brown and it gives out nice aroma . wipe the mixer grinder and grind to a fine powder.
  • In a bowl take rice flour and urad dal mix well as per the quantity specified in the ingredients and add salt and give a good mix.
  • wash and cut okra into roundals and roll them in this mix . You will notice that cause okra is sticky this flour will stick really well to it.
  • Heat oil in frying pan and shallow fry bhindis till crisp. Actual recipe calls for deep frying but I  have just shallow fried it .

For Gravy

  • Grind coconut, red chilli , yogurt to a smooth paste. Add salt and adjust the consistency required.
  • Take in out in a serving bowl.  There is no heating in this type of preparation .
  • Prepare the tadka : Add oil in a pan when it's hot drop on mustard seeds, cumin seeds, when it starts to pop up add this to the gravy.
  • At time of serving serve mix in crisp bhindi and serve with Rice & dal /'s too good !

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