Andhra Style Orka Fry (Bendakai/Bindi Fry)

Serving:  3 to 5 | Type: Poriyal/fry



Okra (3/4 in cut) -2 lbs
Oil -for deep frying



Oil -1 tbsp
Mustard -1 tsp
Urad Dhal -1 tsp
Cumin -1 tsp
Asafotida -¼ tsp
Curry Leaves -few
Red Chili -1
Green Chili -1
Red Chili Powder -2 tsp
Turmeric Powder -1/4 tsp
Salt -to taste
Cashew Nuts -10
Roasted Peanuts (coarsely powdered) -2 tbsp


  1. In a deep pan, heat the oil for deep frying and fry the okra and place in on a tissue paper to drain off the excess oil.
  2. Keep it aside.
  3. Next in another pan, heat with oil and then add mustard seeds, allow it to splutter.
  4. Next add the urad dhal, cumin, red chili, green chili and asafotida.
  5. Then add the cashew nuts and let it get golden brown.
  6. Then add turmeric powder, chili powder and salt.
  7. Now add the fried okra and mix everything well.
  8. Then let it cook for two minutes and then sprinkle ¼ cup of water and cook for another two minutes.
  9. Finally add the coarsely powdered roasted peanuts and mix well.
  10. Remove from heat and serve with rice.


  1. If you want, you can want ½ cup of chopped onion.
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