Bhendya shivark-Saar / Lady finger in coconut gravy
In a good Goan's house you will find a vegetarian day .Here is a mouthwatering gravy prepared with legendary sath xiranche bhendye other variation is by adding prawns to the gravy for lip smacking" sumta kodi ".
Lady fingers (approx 250 grams use available variety)
1/2 Coconut gratings*
1 tsp coriander seeds*
1 cup potato(optional)
2 medium sized onions
salt as per taste
1/2 tsp turmeric powder*
2 tsp Oil
1 tbsp chilly powder or handfull of red chilies*
4 tarvoti /lavangi chilies*
4 amsol /kokum rind (optional use instead of tamarind)
** Grind starred ingredients to a fine paste along with half onion.
Chop remaining onion
Wash,dry and cut lady fingers 2'' long after removing its head as shown in picture.
In a pot / kadai ,heat Oil
and fry chopped onions till pink add vegetables a stir fry for another minute.
add ground paste ,
add water to achieve desired consistency of gravy. Please don't make it too watery.Adjust salt and add kokum rinds .cook till vegetables are cooked well .
Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.Serve hot with Parboiled rice along with batata kaap and pickle.