Bendekai saru/lady's finger sambar Recipe

Bendekai Saru, also known as Lady's Finger Sambar, is a popular South Indian dish made with tender okra cooked in a flavorful tamarind-based gravy. This tangy and spicy sambar is a perfect accompaniment to steamed rice or idli. The okra adds a unique texture to the dish, while the aromatic spices and tamarind give it a deliciously tangy taste. It is a simple and comforting dish that can be enjoyed by everyone.

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Ingredients for Bendekai saru/lady's finger sambar Recipe

  • 41.67 gram Okra
  • as per your need Chopped
  • 0.33 tablespoon Oil
  • 0.17 teaspoon Mustard Seeds
  • 0.17 teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  • as required A Few Curry Leaves
  • 0.17 Onion, Chopped
  • 0.33 Tomatoes, Chopped
  • 0.08 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 0.17 teaspoon Red Chili Powder
  • 0.33 teaspoon Sambar Powder
  • 0.17 tablespoon Tamarind Pulp
  • As required Salt To Taste
  • 0.33 cup Water
  • 0.17 teaspoon Ghee
  • as required Coriander Leaves For Garnish

Directions: Bendekai Saru/lady's Finger Sambar Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.Wash and chop the okra into small pieces.
  • STEP 2.Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, and curry leaves.
  • STEP 3.Add chopped onions and sauté until golden brown.
  • STEP 4.Add chopped tomatoes, turmeric powder, red chili powder, and sambar powder. Cook until the tomatoes are soft.
  • STEP 5.Add the chopped okra and cook for a few minutes.
  • STEP 6.Add tamarind pulp, salt, and water. Bring it to a boil and simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  • STEP 7.In a separate pan, heat ghee and fry the sambar powder until aromatic. Add it to the sambar and mix well.
  • STEP 8.Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with rice or idli.

Cooking Tips

  • Choose tender okra for better taste and texture.
  • You can adjust the spice level according to your preference.
  • Adding a pinch of asafoetida (hing) enhances the flavor of the sambar.
  • You can add cooked toor dal for a thicker consistency.

Storage and Serving

  • Bendekai Saru can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
  • Reheat the sambar before serving and adjust the consistency with water if needed.
  • Serve hot with steamed rice, idli, or dosa for a delicious meal.
Nutrition
value
51
calories per serving
1 g Fat2 g Protein8 g Carbs3 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
    1g
  • Protein
    2g
  • Carbs
    8g
  • Fiber
    3g

MacroNutrients

  • Carbs
    8g
  • Protein
    2g
  • Fiber
    3g

Fats

  • Fat
    1g

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
    37mg
  • Iron
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin A
    474mcg
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
    41mcg
  • Vitamin B12
    0mcg
  • Vitamin C
    25mg
  • Vitamin E
    < 1mg
  • Copper
    < 1mcg
  • Magnesium
    32mg
  • Manganese
    < 1mg
  • Phosphorus
    44mg
  • Selenium
    < 1mcg
  • Zinc
    < 1mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp