Saturday, 13 December 2014

Avarekai Bendi


In this post you will see a step by step process of making Avarekai bendi, Avarekai is a seasonal which is available during winter season. In Bangalore you will find many street vendors selling this vegetable.Though Avarekai is not typically used in konkani cuisine, it is borrowed and modified to suite the konkan taste. So lets quickly get into the recipe of Avarekai Bendi.


1 cup boiled Avarekai
half cup of coconut
2 fine chopped onions
An inch of finely chopped ginger
4 cloves of garlic(optional)
2 red chillies sauteed in a bit of oil(This will enhance flavour of the dish)
salt to taste
1 tablespoon of oil

Below is how your final dish of Avarekai Bendi should look like,

Following is a step by step process of making Avarekai Bendi,


Step1: Fry onions, ginger and garlic in 1 tablespoon of oil.Fry it for a minute. Add Avarekai , turmeric powder and salt to taste.Add some water and boil this mixture till onions are cooked.

Step2: Meanwhile prepare the bendi masolu(base gravy of the dish). Grind together coconut, redchillies,half an inch of ginger, tamarind paste. Make a fine paste.

Step3: Add gravy prepared in step2 to the boiling mixture in  step1.

Step4: Boil for 15 minutes. You can optionally add a seasoning of fried chopped onions to this.

Your Avarekai Bendi is ready to be served with rice or chapathi.

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