Lady’s finger/ okra rasam / bendakaya charu

Main Dish
4 servings
15 min
10 min
Very Easy
Oakra rasam is my kid’s favourite rasam. This is very simple and easy to make. Just try it once…you love the taste. Here is my recipe…


Number of serving: 4
Oil – 1/2 tbsp

Green chilli – 1

Onion, chopped – 1/2 small size

Lady’s finger – 6

Tomatoes, chopped – 1 medium size

Water – 2 cups

Tamarind pulp – 3 tbsp

Salt – as per taste

Red chilli powder – Pinch

Turmeric – pinch

Coriander powder – 1 tbsp

Cumin powder – 1 tbsp

For Temparing :

Oil – 1 tbsp

Mustard seeds – 1/2 tbsp

Cumin seeds – 1/2 tbsp

Red chilli flakes – 1

Curry leaves – 1 spring

Hing – pinch


  • First wash the lady’s fingers, remove the edges and cut them into half or desired shape.
    Take a vessel, heat the oil.
    Once oil becomes hot, add green chilli, onions let onions turn into little brownish colour.
  • Add chopped lady’s finger and reduce the flame to low and close the lid.
    When the okra pieces are three-fourths done, add the chopped tomatoes and let it cook for another 5 min’s.
  • Now, add water and tamarind pulp. let it boil for 5 min’s.
    Add salt, red chilli powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, turmeric powder let it boil for few min’s.
    Turn off the stove
  • In another pan, for seasoning heat oil, add mustard seeds.
    Once mustard seeds starts spluttering add cumin seeds, curry leaves, red chili flake and hing.
    Add this seasoning to the rasam and remove into a serving bowl.
    Garnish with cilantro.


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