Ingredients :

Chopped Okra (Bendakaya) : 1 cup
Chopped Onion : 3/4 cup
Dried Red Chillies :4 or 5
Mustard Seeds : 1/2 tsp
Chana Dal : 1/2 tsp
Urad Dal : 1/2 tsp
Curry Leaves : 1 sprig
A big pinch of turmeric powder
Salt to taste
Oil : 1 tbsp

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How to make Bendakaya Ulli Kaaram Curry

. Wash and dry the okra, chop them into pieces and set aside.
. Peel and chop the onions into small pieces. Heat a teaspoon of oil in a pan.
. Add and fry the chopped onions till they get golden color. Now add the red chillies and fry for a few seconds.
. Turn off the heat and allow it to cool. Grind the fried onions and red chillies into a paste and set aside.
. Heat two teaspoons of oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds, urad dal and chana dal and let them splutter.
. When the seeds stop popping, add the curry leaves, chopped okra and turmeric powder and mix well.
. Fry for a few minutes and cover with a lid. Let them cook on a low flame, stirring occasionally.
. When it’s done, add the onion mixture and salt and fry for a few minutes.
. Switch off the flame and serve with hot steamed rice .

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