Bendekai Raita/ Fried Okra in Yogurt

Bendekai Raita or okra in yogurt is simple fried okra seasoned with yogurt sauce. Okra is one of the frequently used vegetables at our home. Okra is rich in vitamin A and vitamin C while yogurt is full of protein and calcium, the combination of this two makes it healthier. The crunchy okra pieces in spiced yogurt makes it fun to eat.

Bendekai Raitha/ Fried Okra in Yogurt


  • Okra- 10 to 12
  • Yogurt- 1 cup
  • Mustard seeds- 1/2 tbs
  • Red chilly- 1
  • Curry leaves- 4
  • Chilly powder- 1/4 tbs
  • Cumin powder- 1/4 tbs
  • Ghee/Oil- 1 tbs
  • Salt


  1. Wash and dry okras by using a dry cloth. This will reduce the sliminess of okra.
  2. Cut them into big round slices and fry them with little salt and oil on a frying pan for few minutes until they are soft and cooked. Don’t overcook or burn them. Make sue that they are crunchy.
  3. In a bowl add yogurt, cumin powder and beat it well
  4. Switch off the flame add chilly powder to the okras and mix well when the pan is still hot
  5. Now add this to yogurt mixture and mix well and adjust the salt
  6. Tamper it with mustard seeds, red chilly and curry leaves
  7. Your okra raitha is ready to be served with roti or rice

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