Lady’s Finger/ Okra Rasam / Bendakaya Charu


Oakra rasam is my kid’s favourite rasam. This is very simple and easy to make. Just try it once…you love the taste. Here is my recipe…

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Ingredients:

  1. Oil – 1/2 tbsp
  2. Green chilli – 1
  3. Onion, chopped – 1/2 small size
  4. Lady’s finger – 6
  5. Tomatoes, chopped – 1 medium size
  6. Water – 2 cups
  7. Tamarind pulp – 3 tbsp
  8. Salt – as per taste
  9. Red chilli powder – Pinch
  10. Turmeric – pinch
  11. Coriander powder – 1 tbsp
  12. Cumin powder – 1 tbsp

For Temparing :

  1. Oil – 1 tbsp
  2. Mustard seeds – 1/2 tbsp
  3. Cumin seeds – 1/2 tbsp
  4. Red chilli flakes – 1
  5. Curry leaves – 1 spring
  6. Hing – pinch

For Garnish :

  1. Cilantro, chopped – 2 tbsp

Method :

  • First wash the lady’s fingers, remove the edges and cut them into half or desired shape.
  • Take a vessel, heat the oil.
  • Once oil becomes hot, add green chilli, onions let onions turn into little brownish colour.
  • Add chopped lady’s finger and reduce the flame to low and close the lid.
  • When the okra pieces are three-fourths done, add the chopped tomatoes and let it cook for another 5 min’s.
  • Now, add water and tamarind pulp. let it boil for 5 min’s.
  • Add  salt, red chilli powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, turmeric powder let it boil for few min’s.
  • Turn off the stove.
  • In another pan, for seasoning heat oil, add mustard seeds.
  • Once mustard seeds starts spluttering add cumin seeds, curry leaves, red chili flake and hing.
  • Add this seasoning to the rasam and remove into a serving bowl.
  • Garnish with cilantro.
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