Okra pulav(Bendekayi pulav)

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                                                                 Ready to serve Okra pulav

Time taken: 1 hour

Serves : 4-6

Bendekayi in kannada is Okra/Ladys finger in english and bhenda in konkani is a very old and popular veggie and is liked by all of us.  I have already put up a few dishes like the okra dosa, okra stir fry, okra fry, Bhenda sagle  and today i would like to put up yet another one pot meal to add to the long list of one pot meal on this blog and a rare one for sure.  I tried it couple of times at home but to my surprise it was yummy…You too try it out for a picnic menu and enjoyyyyyyyy!!!!

What you need to have:

1. Basumati rice – 1 cup

2. Fresh chopped okra – 3-4 Cups

3. Chopped tomato – 1/2 cup

4. Chopped onion – 1 cup

5. Ginger-Garlic paste – 1 teaspoon

6. Turmeric powder – 1/2 teaspoon

7. Garam masala powder – 1/2 teaspoon(home made)

8. Red chili powder(Byadgi) – 1 and 1/2  teaspoons

9. Dhania-jeera powder – 1 and 1/2 teaspoons

10. Cilantro chopped – 2 Tablespoons ( for garnishing)

11. Salt – as per taste

12. Cooking oil – 2 tablespoonsKONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

                                                                  Fresh chopped OkraKONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

                                                       Ingredients of seasoning & garnishing

What you do with what you have:

1. Wash and pat dry okra and chop it into 1″ pieces and keep it aside as shown in image-2.

2.  Place a wide skillet on low flame  and add chopped okra pieces to it and adding a little salt and 1 teaspoon of cooking oil  toast it for a while till it is done but not burnt.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

                                                                    Okra being toasted to wiltKONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

                                                                      Toasted Okra pieces

3. Cook rice in the cooker in such a way that the grains is separate adding a pinch of cumin seeds.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

                                                           Rice being cooked in cooker

4. Place a skillet with cooking oil in it and on heated , add chopped onions to it with a little salt  and fry it till transparent.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

                                                            Chopped onions being fried

5. When done, add chopped tomatoes to it and fry till it is mushy.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

                                                               Chopped tomatoes being added

6. When done, add ginger-garlic paste  and give a strong stir to it.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

                                                           Ginger-garlic paste being added

7. When done, add all powders in a row and again stir it till the oil is separatedKONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA                                                                   All powders added in a row

8. When done the whole mix would be as shown in the image below.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

                                                                             The masala mix

9. Toss the cooked rice to it and stir it in such a way that each rice corn is well coated with the masala checking for salt.  KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

                                                           Rice being added to the masala mix

10. On mixing it would be as shown in the image below.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA                                                 Masala being mixed to coat the rice completely 

11. Finally mix toasted Okra to it and garnish with chopped cilantro , serve with a salad or any side dish of your choice!!!KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA                                                     Okra being mixed with masala coated riceKONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

                                                                   Ready to serve okra pulav

Time taken : 1 hour

Serves : 4-6

Good to remember:    1. Use tender okra for better result and flavour.

2. Rice should be  cooked right to coat the masala well so that it is not soggy.

3. The whole masala mix should be cooked in such a way that the oil should ooze out well to coat the masala to rice corns. 










4 thoughts on “Okra pulav(Bendekayi pulav)

    Saranya said:
    August 19, 2014 at 11:39 pm


      prathibalrao responded:
      August 20, 2014 at 8:37 am

      Hi Saranya,

      It is a long time i have heard from you. Thanx a lot for your comments.

        Saranya said:
        August 20, 2014 at 9:03 am

        Hi Prathibaji,

        Yes I had paused blogging. Now i have started blogging again after 4 years. I am surprised and glad that you still remember me 🙂


    prathibalrao responded:
    August 21, 2014 at 8:25 am

    Hi Saranya,

    I normally do not forget my fellow bloggers for sure!!!

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