Karnataka Style Bendekayi Gojju - Kayirasa Recipe

Karnataka Style Bendekayi Gojju - Kayirasa Recipe is a must try recipe for you lunch or dinner. The tangy spicy and sweet flavours of the gravy makes it mouth watering and you can serve it along with hot steamed rice or phulka.

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Karnataka Style Bendekayi Gojju - Kayirasa Recipe
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Karnataka Style Bendekayi Gojju/Kayirasa Recipe is the Karnataka style Okra curry in a tamarind coconut gravy which is one of the popular gravy recipes made with Okra/lady’s finger.

The recipe is a simple dish to prepare and flavorful as well. There is a note of sweetness from Jaggery which helps cut the spiciness added to the gravy from the red chillies.

Serve Karnataka Style Bendekayi Gojju/Kayirasa with Steamed RiceVazhakkai Varuval  and Elai Vadam for a comforting lunch. 

If you like this recipe, look at more Bhindi/Okra recipes

  1. Makai Wali Bhindi Recipe
  2. Punjabi Bhindi Kadhi Recipe (Roasted Okra In Yogurt Curry)
  3. Masalewali Bhindi Recipe

Cuisine: North Karnataka
Course: Lunch
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

20 M

Total in

30 M


4 Servings


  • 250 grams Bhindi (Lady Finger/Okra) , washed, pat dried and cut to pieces
  • 1/2 cup Fresh coconut , grated
  • 4 Dry Red Chillies
  • 1 tablespoon White Urad Dal (Split)
  • 1-1/2 tablespoon Chana dal (Bengal Gram Dal) , roasted
  • Tamarind , big lemon size
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon Jaggery
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu)
  • 2 Dry Red Chillies
  • Curry leaves , few sprigs
  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • Salt , to taste

How to make Karnataka Style Bendekayi Gojju - Kayirasa Recipe

  1. To begin making Karnataka Bendekayi Gojju/Kayirasa Recipe first take a pan and keep on heat.

  2. On medium flame dry roast the chana dal and urad dal until golden brown. Add the dry red chillies to the pan and saute till crisp. Cool and keep aside.

  3. Grind the above roasted dal with coconut, tamarind, jaggery in a mixer grinder to a smooth paste and keep it aside.

  4. Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan over medium heat; add mustard seeds and allow it splutter.

  5. Add the dry red chillies and curry leaves and give it a stir for a few seconds.

  6. Now add the chopped Bendekayi/ Bhindi, sprinkle a little salt and roast until the Bendekayi turns golden brown. Cover the pan with the lid slightly ajar. We keep the lid ajar to prevent the lady finger from getting slimy.

  7. Once the Bendekayi soften and is cooked through; stir in the ground Gojju masala, about 2 cups of of water and allow it to simmer on medium flame for about 5 minutes.

  8. Check the salt and spices of the Bendekayi Gojju and adjust to taste. Once done, turn off the heat and transfer the Bendekai Gojju/Kayirasa Recipe to a serving bowl and serve hot.

  9. Serve Karnataka Style Bendekayi Gojju/Kayirasa with Steamed RiceVazhakkai Varuval  and Elai Vadam for a comforting lunch.