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Bendakaya Kura (బెండకాయ కూర, பெண்டகைய கூற, भिंडी कूरा)

Bendakaya Kura (బెండకాయ కూర, பெண்டகைய கூற, भिंडी कूरा) A delicious curry from  Andhra Pradesh. Lady’s finger & brinjal are fired to make curry in our place. This curry can be served with steaming hot rice, warm roti, pittu, string hoppers, bread & thosai.

Regional Dish : Andhra Pradesh ; Tamilnadu; Karnataka; South India and North India.

Cuisine Style : Andhra Pradesh | Cooking Time 20 minutes |  Take with rice | Type curry | Shelf Life : 1 day| Quantity 4 servings

Appx. Nutritional values calculated for 1 serving :

Calories (115 Kcal), Carbohydrates (18.6 g) Protein ( 4.6 g), Fat (3.9 g).

Ingredients :

  • Okra / ladies finger  (Bendakya ) 500 gms
  • Sunflower oil  3 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds  half a tsp
  • Cumin seeds half a tsp
  • Urad dal 1tsp
  • A sprig of fresh curry leaves
  • Dried red chillis  2
  • Salt according to taste
  • Green chilies 3 cut in to pieces
  • Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp.


  1. Wash and dry okra. Its important to dry them thouroughly before chopping in order to avoid a sticky mess. Chop the okra into small floret shaped pieces.
  2. Heat oil in a wok and add urad dal, jeera and mustard seeds. Just as the mustard seeds start to pop, add the curry leaves and red chillis.
  3. Add the okra, salt, turmeric pwd, green chilies and stir gently and leave to cook on medium heat. Stirring often at this stage will only result in a sticky mess.
  4. After about 5-10 mins, stir again,and cook on low to medium heat till the okra is cooked properly of about 20 minutes.
  5. Enjoy with steamed rice or roti.


  1. Other variants / Cuisine Style : 1. Bendakaya curry with grated coconut and garam masala. 2. okra curry with gingergarlic paste.3. okra curry with curds and tamrind juice. with some onions.

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