August 19, 2013

Bhende sukke recipe - bhendekayi palya recipe - okra (ladies finger ) sabzi - how to make bhende sukke

Bhende sukke recipe- Bhende sukke is a simple coastal konkan side dish made with ladies fingers. and garnished with fresh coconut. This sukke is a very healthy accompaniment for any main meal. I always like to make dishes with ladies finger. Though this vegetable is slimy, with proper method of preparation it can be cooked into delicious dish.  Besides sukke, ladies fingers are also used to make kadai bhindi, bhindi masala, stuffed bhindi, bhende sambar, bhende ambat, kurkuri bhindi and roasted bhindi. 

bhende sukke  in a serving bowl
Bhende sukke recipe.

Preparation time 10 minutes
Cooking time 15 minutes
Serves 2

500 grams okra / bhindi / bhende / bhendekayi 
1 cup grated fresh coconut
2 tsp chili powder (adjust accordingly)
salt to taste

For the Tempering

1 tsp mustard seeds
10-12 curry leaves
1/2 tsp cumin seeds / jeera
a pinch of asafoetida / hing
2 tbsp oil (adjust accordingly)


Bhende sukke recipe
  • Wash the Bhindis well. Wipe them dry with a clean kitchen towel.Remove the top stem and tip of each bhindi.
  • Cut the bhindis into thin round slices.Mix together the grated fresh coconut and chili powder. Keep it aside. Heat oil in a pan.
  • Add mustard seeds and allow them to splutter. Add jeera,hing and curry leaves. Saute for 8-10 seconds.
  • Add the bhindis and stir gently to coat the bhindis with oil. Add more oil if required. Allow them to cook on low flame till the bhindis are nicely fried and become unslimy.Do not cover with lid till bhindis  become unslimy. 
  • When they become unslimy, sprinkle little water over the bhindis if required.
  • Cook on low flame till the bhindis become soft. Once they become soft,  add   coconut and chili powder mixture.
  • Mix well and further cook more minutes. Stir in between. Then remove from the flame.Serve the bhende sukke hot as a side dish.
ladies finger sukke ready to serve


  1. nice one....
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  2. I love okra.. Looks tasty..

  3. simple but wonderful bhindi dish. Loved it.

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  4. Love this nutritious vegetable in any form.Delicioys sukke.

  5. very very delicious dear, I love okra... looks awesome...

  6. Delicious and healthy subzi.


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