Bendekai Morukolomb / Okra Stew

Bendakai more kolomb is a tamil (iyengar) word, in kannada it is called bendekai mosaru huli. This a type of yogurt stew. Very tasty and well suited with hot plain white rice. This is the one of my viewers request. This is a popular south Indian dish.

  • Bendekai / Okra (Ladies finger) - 2 cups (chopped)
  • Thair / Mosaru / Yogurt (Curds) - 1 cup
  • salt to taste
  • Tamarind juice - 1 tsp
Masala Ingredients
  • Coconut / Thenga / Kai thuri - 1/4 cup
  • Dalia / Kadle / Hurkadle - 3 tsp
  • Green chilies / Hasar malaka / Hasaru mensinakai - 3 (medium hot)
  • Coriander leaves / Kothambri soppu - 4 tbspn
  • Mustard seeds / Kadag / Sasive - 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder / Manje pudi / Harshina - 1/4 tsp
  • Water to grind - (aprox 1/4 cup)
Tempering :
  • oil - 2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
  • Red chillies - 2
  • Hing - 1/2 tsp
Method :
  • Grind the masala ingredients and keep aside
  • Wash and pat dry okra / bendekai and chop
  • Heat 1 tsp oil and fry the okra till cooked then
  • Add 1/2 cup and tamarind juice cook the bendekai / okra
  • Add masala paste add salt bring to boil for 2-3 mins
  • Heat oil add mustard seeds allow to splutter and hing, chillies pour into morukolomb
  • Cool down and add curds / yogurt ((Home made Mosaru / Moru (yogurt / curds) is used in this gravy.)
  • Serve with plain rice

bendkai morkolamb

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Finla said...

I have never had okra like this but it looks so so delicious.

Rachana said...

Same here. It looks so delicious and inviting.

Kannada Cuisine said...

Love Bendekayi majjige huli!! awesome

Vidhya Subramony said...

Your recipe and my Mor Kuzhambu taste the same! Recipe ingredients look alike :)

Shri said...

Very different from our moru kari's; bookmarked!

Raks said...

I love it a lot, long time since I made it, sounds yummy

Unknown said...

Yummy..luv anything with okras

Tina said...

Beautiful and lovely clicks...Stew looks tempting..

divya said...

looks awesome....wonderful clicks..

Umm Mymoonah said...

I always l;ove ladies finger in morukulambu, looks very delicious.

Lakshmi said...

bendekayi majjige huli nodi eega 2nd round oota madona annistha ide nodi! yummy yumm

Only Fish Recipes said...

first time here....I hav never had okra like this...will surely giv it a try sometime...bookmarking the recipe :-)u hav a wonderful space here :-)