1. Wash and wipe the ladies finger. Note that okra should be wiped fully dry, else they would turn sticky.Chop them into small pieces.
  2. Heat a  pan/kadai and make a seasoning by adding oil ,mustard seeds, urad dal, broken red chilly and curry leaves.
  3. After the mustard seeds splutter, add chopped ladies finger to it. Turn heat to medium low and fry the ladies finger till brown and crispy.It will take few minutes.Do not cover the lid or increase the flame.
  4. Turn off the heat and let it cool.
  5. Grind grated coconut, mustard seeds, green chilly and salt in to super fine paste. Add water /curd while grinding to get the consistency of chutney.
  6. Add this paste and buttermilk/curd to fried ladies finger pieces.
  7. Mix well and keep aside for 10-15 mins.  Okra absorbs the yoghurt and plumps up giving it a unique flavorful taste.
  8. Now,okra sasime is ready to serve. Suits best with rice / chapathi.Give it a try … I’m sure you’ll be addictive with its taste .
Recipe Notes


  1. You can replace green chilly with red chilly. It tastes equally good.
  2. Adjust the curd / buttermilk according to the consistency and sour level u prefer .
  3. Do not add mustard seeds more than 1/4 tbsp, as it will make the curry taste bitter .
  4. Frying bende till crispy is very important. It removes stickiness and gives nice taste.
  5. The only part which takes some time, is to fry the bhindi till crisp. Alternatively you could crisp the bhindis in microwave oven and then use it in the recipe.
  6. Instead of lady’s finger you can use chopped ( onion /capsicum ) . Roast them of the procedure remains same .

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