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Bendakaya Palli Vepudu Recipe| Okra Peanut Fry

Bendakaya Palli Vepudu is a simple Andhra style Okra (Lady's finger) and peanut fry. This pairs well with rice.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Sides
Cuisine: Andhra
Servings: 3
Author: Anusha Praveen


  • Bhindi 250g sliced thinly.
  • Onion 2 small chopped finely.
  • Garlic cloves 2 minced.
  • Roasted peanuts 2 tablespoon crushed coarsely.
  • Oil 1. 5 tbsp.
  • Cumin seeds 1 tsp.
  • Hing a large pinch.
  • Turmeric powder ½ tsp.
  • Red chili powder 1 tsp.
  • Coriander cumin powder 1 tsp.
  • Salt to taste.
  • Coriander leaves for garnish.


  • Dry Roast the peanuts in a microwave or oven. I had roasted peanuts ready in my case.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Crackle the cumin seeds, add hing and garlic.
  • Once garlic turns light brown, add onions and fry till translucent.
  • Turn the flame down and add turmeric, red chili powder, coriander cumin powder mix well.
  • Cook for a min.
  • Add sliced okra and mix well. Cook till okra begins to brown around the edges and becomes limp. Now add salt and mix well.
  • Make sure all the slime is gone before you add salt.
  • This takes around 5 to 6 mins on medium flame.
  • Once done add crushed peanuts and mix well. Garnish with coriander leaves.

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