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Lady's Finger dosa

Lady’s finger Dosa recipe with step by step photos | How to do Okra dosa | Bendekayi dose 

Lady's Finger dosa

Never in my wildest imagination, I had thought that anybody could make dosa out of lady’s finger !!! A few years ago, in a Facebook group when I first saw these crispy ” Lady’s Finger Dosa / Bhindi Dosa “.. I was like ” What !!! Dosa out of Lady’s finger !! How will it taste ?? Will, it is not sticky ??!! “. But I was so amazed seeing the okra dosa pic, that I went ahead and bookmarked the recipe as must-try. I am glad I did try as I was in for a wonderful surprise… Wow !! The dosas had turned so thin, crispy, flavorful and of course super yummy and easy… Now, these Lady’s finger dosa has become a regular in my home…

When I tried this dosa 1st time, i was so panicked seeing the dosa batter. It was so so slimy. I was so upset and felt what do I do with this batter now?? To my surprise when I did dosa out of them.. they were so perfect just like any other dosa. My mom and friends too took the recipe from me and tried and were amused by the end result. Everyone just loved them. Do try friends.. I’m sure you too would love it and add it to your breakfast list…

It ‘s also a good way to finish of those few remaining Okras sitting in the fridge. In fact, even with just tips of bhindi you can make these flavorful dosas. The fresh veggies goes in to make Bhindi sabzi and those tips which we otherwise throw as thrash can be used to make this bhindi dosa. So are you ready to make a note of these crispy Bebndekayi Dose …Here we go…

Other recipes with Bhindi: Bhindi do pyaza , bhindi kurkuri , bendekayi gojju , bhindi pakoda etc

Lady's Finger dosa


Smitha Kalluraya
ladys finger dosa or bendekayi dose is a unique tasty dosa made from okra tips
Prep Time 6 hrs
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 6 hrs 10 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine south indian
Servings 20 dosa


  • 2 cups Normal rice / Dosa Rice
  • little less than 1/4 cup Split blackgram /Urad dal
  • 1 tsp Fenugreek seeds / methi
  • 1 -1.5 cup bhindi / ladys finger tips
  • or
  • 8-10 nos ladys finger
  • 1 - 2 Green Chillis, (optional)
  • to taste Salt
  • Oil to make dosa


  • Wash and Soak rice,black gram and methi seeds for 3-5 hours .
  • Cut lady's finger to big chunks. Alternatively, u can use ladys finger tips.
  • In a mixer take lady's finger and chilli.Grind them adding little water.Once its crushed, add soaked rice mixture to the bhindi chilli and grind all to get a smooth batter. Lastly add salt to the batter and mix well.
  • Allow the batter to ferment overnight or for 4-8 hours.
  • In the morning,you will see that the batter would have fermented well. Mix well using a laddle. Add water if required.Don't panic seeing the batter gooey. It would be so but you will be able to spread dosa's would come out like normal dosa.
  • Heat a Tawa. Grease with oil. Pour a ladle full of batter. Make it thick or thin dosa as you wish. Spread it in circular direction if you like thin crispy dosa or spread just a little if you prefer soft thick dosas. Drizzle a few drops of oil or ghee around it. Cover and cook on a medium flame for abt 1-2 mins.No need to flip over and cook. Once it's done, the dosas come out easily from the Tawa.
  • Fold and serve crispy Lady's finger dosa accompanied with chutney or sambar or chutney powder of your choice.
  • bendekayi dose


Note: Recipe was published on 8 Dec 2014. Republished with New image.
Keyword bendekayi dosa, how to do bendekayi dose, ladys finger dosa, okra dosa

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  • Reply
    December 8, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    Smitha,thats a fantastic idea. i loved it. what a nice and easy way of using this healthy veggie.Thank you for sharing

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    karishma kadam
    December 8, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    Never heard of ladyfinger dosa before.. looka great too… thank you for the recipe

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    Shweet Spicess
    December 8, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    will try this sometime 🙂

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    Poornima Mohan
    December 8, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    Very innovative

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    Sathya Priya
    December 8, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    Thats a fantastic dosa .Really very nice way to add ladies finger to my kids diet .

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    December 8, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    Delighted to see the slightly modified bhindi dosa which appeared in our page FOODIE in facebook.

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    Vibha Sp
    December 8, 2014 at 5:16 pm

    DOSA came well , new to me , vl try once

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    December 8, 2014 at 7:22 pm

    That’s a lovely recipe.. This dosa looks too yummy..

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    Ree Kasirajh
    December 9, 2014 at 1:48 am

    That’s a yunnmy idea and an yummy dosa…being a big fan of okra…must try this!!!

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    Sony P
    December 9, 2014 at 3:49 am

    Looks innovative and interesting dosa 🙂

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    Sujatha Kumaraswamy
    December 9, 2014 at 5:05 am

    This looks so good! Am definitely going to try it. Love your recipes, Smitha!

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    Rafeeda AR
    December 9, 2014 at 5:19 am

    Just love your innovative dosas… too good…

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    Gayathri Sathyanarayanan
    December 9, 2014 at 7:39 am

    Healthy and yummy dosa.

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    Suji Sasi
    December 9, 2014 at 10:05 am

    Definitely bookmarking this one…unique idea…love the way it looks …

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    Shweta Agrawal
    December 9, 2014 at 11:33 am

    This looks so yumm and mouthwatering…finger licking good…Great recipe:)great while balance in the pics

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    Meena Kumar
    December 9, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    Keep these variety dosas coming looks yummm.

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    Poornima hegde
    December 9, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    Interesting dosa, never heard of it before.. Dosa looks crispy and yumm..

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    Eliza Lincy
    December 10, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    Healthy tasty crispy dosa. Awesome!!!!

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    Sowmya Sundararajan
    December 13, 2014 at 5:51 am

    Never heard of this Smitha. Very nice

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    Praveen @ Awesome Cuisine
    December 15, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    Interesting.. Seen this once at a food fair but did not have a chance to taste it.

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    July 2, 2015 at 4:55 pm

    There is no information about making chutney and sambar for this dosa.

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    Smitha Kalluraya
    July 3, 2015 at 4:53 am

    There are various recipes of chutneys and sambar here .. u can serve them with any of those

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    August 21, 2015 at 4:23 pm

    amazing stuff!

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    Rajesh Dhariwal
    August 22, 2015 at 2:47 am

    Trying out today

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    April 19, 2016 at 5:55 am

    This is the same recipe My Mrs used to do. So, wanted to know it in her absence. Thankyou very much..

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    April 19, 2016 at 6:02 am

    This is the same recipe My Mrs used to do. So, wanted to know it in her absence. Thankyou very much..

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    December 22, 2016 at 10:46 am

    What’s the measurement of okra ?

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