FRIED BHENDI - LEBANESE RECIPE (Vegetarian Stew of Okra)


  • Okra/ Bhendi/ Vendaikkai/ Lady's finger - 250 gms
  • Tomatoes - 3, soak in hot water and blend them as puree.
  • Garlic - 4 cloves
  • Soy chunks - 50 gms
  • Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
  • Green Pepper/ Capsicum - 1
  • Salt to taste


1) Clean okra and chop it .
2) Fry okra till brown.

3) Meanwhile, cook Soy chunks in boiling water for 5 minutes. Drain the water and soak in cold water/ normal water for 5 minutes. Squeeze and drain the water completely. Keep it aside.

4) Meanwhile , heat oil in a pan . Once hot ,  add sliced onions , garlic, tomato puree and green pepper till tender.

5) Then , add soy chunks and mix it. Cook in slow flame till chunks are well cooked.

6) Finally , add salt and fried okra to it . Mix it up well .

Serve hot with Rice .

Linking it up with Sara's Flavours of Lebanon event.


Hamaree Rasoi said...

Delicious and nutritious okra.


Swathi said...

Lebanese okra looks delicious.

Laavanya said...

I've never okra with soy chunks but I like them both - looks yummy.

Spice up the Curry said...

okra looks delicious, nice recipe

Unknown said...

okra fry looks delicious !!!! bookmarked !!!


Sara said...

Looks delicious and tasty. Thanks for the entry dear.

Sara said...

Pls link to my event http://www.sarascorner.net/2012/05/flavours-of-lebanon-event-annoucement.html. The link is not working.

Raks said...

Okra with soya chunks sounds very unique...nice recipe shama...
Thanks for conveying such lovely news about your friend shama, felt really happy reading it :) convey my regards to her from my side too :):)

Akila said...

Wow very yummy dish n very new to me.... If you like you could link to the ongoing event Dish name stars with L.


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