March 15, 2019

Bhende sukke - Bhendekayi upkari - Ladies finger sabzi

bhende sukke  in a serving bowl
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 Recipe -  Ladies Finger Sabzi
ladies finger sukke ready to serve

Prep time : 10 mins
Cook time : 15 mins
Total time : 25 mins
Recipe type : Side Dish
Cuisine : Konkani
Yield : Serves 2
Author : Vidya Chandrahas

  • 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 or as required
  1. Wash the Bhindis well. Wipe them dry with a clean kitchen towel.Remove the top stem and tip of each bhindi.
  2. Cut the bhindis into thin round slices.Mix together the grated fresh coconut and chili powder. Keep it aside. Heat oil in a pan.
  3. Add mustard seeds and allow them to splutter. Add jeera,hing and curry leaves. Saute for 8-10 seconds.
  4. Add the bhindis and stir gently to coat the bhindis with oil. Add more oil if required. 
  5. 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. 
  6. When they become unslimy, sprinkle little water over the bhindis if required.
  7. Cook on low flame till the bhindis become soft. Once they become soft,  add   coconut and chili powder mixture.
  8. 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....
    do check out my blog post

  2. I love okra.. Looks tasty..

  3. simple but wonderful bhindi dish. Loved it.

    today's post:

  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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