April 22, 2011

Dahi Bhindi

For the Okra lover that I am, it is quite surprising that the last time I posted a Okra recipe was about an year ago !!!  My MIL isn't very fond of Okra so that way Okra makes an appearance at home about once a fortnight. Most of the times, It goes into my husband's lunch box as a quick Bhindi Fry or it is promptly made into Bendekayi Gojju which we all love to dig into with some hot steamed rice.

Dahi Bhindi

Today was one of those rare ocassions, when I wanted to make something else with Okra & Dahi Bhindi was what I made.

You Will Need:
  • Okra/Bhindi - 250g
  • 2 large onions - sliced lengthwise
  • 1 small tomato - roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • 1 tbsp besan/chickpea flour
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp nigella seeds/kalonji
  • 2 tsp finely chopped garlic
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder/haldi
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp Garam masala
  • Salt as per taste
  • Cooking oil
  • Chopped coriander
How To:
  • In a deep heavy bottomed vessel, heat generous amount of cooking oil. Add Okra & saute till it gets cooked completely. Set aside.
  • In the same pan, heat some more oil, splutter cumin & nigella seeds. Add chopped garlic & saute for a few secs. Add chopped onions & turmeric. Allow it to sweat. Add chopped tomatoes, red chilli powder & fry until oil separates.
  • Meanwhile, in a bowl whisk yogurt & besan together such that no lumps are formed. When the tomatoes are finished cooking, add the yogurt mixture, Give it a stir. Add salt & allow it to simmer for about 5 mins until the raw smell of besan disappears & the sauce gets a little thick.ra
  • Add sauteed okra & mix well
  • Add Garam Masala & check for salt. Aloow it to simmer again for about 3 mins.
  • Turn off the stove & finish with some fresh chopped coriander

Serve HOT with Phulkas or with Dal & steamed Rice .. Enjoi !!!

NOTE: Do Not add too much yogurt to make this into a gravy. However, it you happen to add more yogurt than needed, add some more chickpea flour to thicken the sauce.

23 comments:

Arundhuti said...

Even I'm an Okra lover, so I'm definitely trying this. Thanks for sharing.

DEESHA said...

Thanks Arundhuti .. do give it a try, you will love it

Raji said...

Okra is my family fav and this recipe sounds super good with yogurt.

Sayali said...

looks great...I love bhindi...should try this form

Priya said...

Delicious dahi bhindi, looks irresistible..

Cham said...

I love okra and this one is delicious looking!

Kairali sisters said...

Love okra in any form and this sounds yummy!!

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

This looks very delicious. Nice recipe. YUM!

Akila said...

simply fantastic....

Suparna said...

love bhindi in any kind of dishes...
ur dahi bhindi looks yummy and beautifully presented.

Prathibha said...

Bhindi is a fav veggie t my place...love it crispy,but I do make all versions of it..yummy!!
parcel me some 4 dinner naa..:)

♥Aps♥ said...

It deserves a Wow... my mouth is watering :)

Sianna said...

Wow this ocra dish look awesome!hmm..can't wait to try this at home spaecilly this lenten season...

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Mouthwatering Bhindi Curry!

Sharmilee! :) said...

Bhindi and curd what a flavourful combination..looks super yumm

Anonymous said...

Deesha, Very good recipe and absolutely delicious click. May be you want to change second last cooking step, addition of fried bhindi is missing..new cook will need to know at what point to mix fried bhindi.(I hope all bloggers comment after reading recipe)
I came across while hopping from blogs. thanks for sharing.

Archy said...

wow, have some okra, will try soon.. yummy with yogurt !!

LG said...

We love bhindi curries very much, so will sure try this out. Btw, when do we add bhindi?after stirring in yogurt mixture?

Nithu said...

Dahi bhindi looks yummy. So tempting.

DEESHA said...

oops, I missed an inportant step, you need to add okra right before adding garam masala .. will update right away .. thanks

Now Serving said...

dahi bindi looks superlative good!

Corazon said...

wow this dish needs a lot of steam rice!hmmmmmM!can't wait to try this!

Mehjabeen Arif said...

thats a new bhindi style to me.. everyone loves bhindi at home.. nice addition..

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