Jul 23, 2008

Bhendya Gojju/Okra in Yogurt..

This is one of the most simplest and delicious recipes that I have tried. If you are an Okra lover, then its for you to try. I have no idea why its called Gojju, coz the preparation is not like other gojjus we make in Konkani cuisine.


Just a little note, make and eat it fresh, coz if left over, it gets sour and slimy with the okra sitting in there.

Also, this is made with little tender whole okras with the stem area chopped. So try and get the tender most okras and use whole. Cut the Okra near the stem end and make a tiny slit lengthwise. The slit shld be shallow and not cut the okra into pieces.

You can either use red or green chillies for this.

There are only a few ingredients used and this is the way I made it.

In a pan, heat a tbsp of oil, add some mustard seeds and udad dal. Once the mustard seeds crackle, add the red chillies or green chillies ( I have used red chillies, 3 nos.), a pinch of hing and drop in the okra. Add very little water, just enough for the okra to cook, add salt and cook covered until the okra is done. The okra should be cooked and firm, should not break open. Once this whole thing cools down, add whipped yogurt and mix well. Serve as a side with rice and curry.

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13 Comments:

Divya said...

I don't like bhende..but your gojju looks so delicious..will try it for sure!!

SMN said...

Hey Maya this looks yum. will give it a try

Sunshinemom said...

Me too love this! Good recipe - I thought gojjus referred to sweet sour recipes!

Meera said...

bhendya gojju looks delicious. I love okra. I too posted okra yogurt Gujarati way (kadhi) today.

Medhaa said...

Never tried this before and love Okra and Love the Yogurt curry. Will try next time. Thanks for sharing

Shreya said...

I love bhindi, and I love this bhindi in yoghurt. It looks delicious, great pics.

ranji said...

I am not a curd lover but this looks like something my husband would love...:)..so many recipes to try out from ur blog. :)

Bhawana said...

nice post Maya. Bhindi is my favourite, and I have been thinking to make this from long time. will try next tiome. added it to my favourite. Looks very delicious and tempting. I can imagine myself having it with rice..... see started day dreaming :))

dailytiffin said...

this is my hubby's fav curry, but only if his mom makes it:) hehehe looks good girl!:)

Shilpa said...

I will have to try this sometime. Will be good in this hot weather :)

Seema said...

This looks nice. Perfect for summer!

Cynthia said...

I love okra and have had it lots of ways but never like this before. Thanks for the introduction.

arunshanbhag.com said...

This looks delicious Maya!
... and we will you trying your Surnoli, again! this weekend.

The last time we did with without the watermelon whites. That came out well. This time we are stocked with water melon whites.

Hope you are doing well.
:-)