Recipe – Dahi Bhindi / Okra in Yogurt Gravy

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Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

Serves: 2


  • Okra / Ladyfinger/ Bhindi: 200 grams
  • Card (Dahi or yogurt): 3/4 cup
  • Gram flour (Besan): 2 Tablespoon
  • Water: 1/4 cup
  • Salt: 1 teaspoon or to taste
  • Oil: 1 teaspoon
  • Cumin seeds: 1/2 Teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder: 1/2 teaspoon
  • Cumin powder: ½ teaspoon
  • Coriander Powder: ½ Teaspoon
  • Red chili powder: 1/4 teaspoon


  • Whisk, curd, water and besan (gram flour) well and keep aside. There should be no lumps.
  • Clean the bhindis first using a wet napkin and then a dry napkin. Trim the edges of each bhindi and cut into pieces.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds. When it changes color, add bhindi pieces, salt and turmeric. Stir and cover for 3-4 minutes in medium heat. Bhindis should be almost (80%) cooked.
  • Add coriander powder, cumin powder and red chili powder and roast for another 2 minutes in medium heat.
  • Add curd mixture. Mix well. Stir continuously until gravy starts to boil. Cook for 7-8 minutes in low heat.
  • Serve hot.

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