Friday, June 22, 2012

Dahi Bhendi - Okra in Yogurt gravy

Dahi Bhindi is the gravy prepared with okra(ladyfingers) into the yogurt based gravy. The shallow fried okra for this gravy gives a rich and  unique taste to the gravy. Dahi  bhindi can be served with chapatis or with plain rice. You all should once try this easy and healthy curry.


  • Okra ( Ladyfingers )- 1 cup
  • Red chilly powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander- cumin powder - 2 tsp
  • Tumeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt to taste

For gravy
  • Yogurt - 2 cups
  • Red chilly powder -1/2  tsp
  • Sugar - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Cilantro, chopped - 2 tbsp + for garnishing 

For seasoning
  • Mustard - 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves - 8
  • Asafoetida - a pinch
  • Oil - 3 tbsp

  • Wash the okra throughly in the water and dry them completely before you cut them.
  • Then cut the okras into 1 inch of pieces.
  • Combine cut okra, red chilly powder, coriander - cumin powder, tumeric powder and salt in one bowl. Mix well and keep aside for 5 minutes.
  • In another bowl, combine yogurt, red chilly powder, sugar , salt and chopped cilantro. mix well and keep aside.
  • Heat the oil into non stick pan . Add okra mixture and toss well. Cook it till is it done.
  • Remove the fried okra and add it into yogurt mixture.
  • To prepare the seasoning, into the same pan, add oil if required. Add mustard seeds, curry leaves and asafoetida. Saute them for 1 minute and add it to the yogurt mixture.
  • Mix everything well  and serve garnished with cilantro


  1. Yummy curry n lovely presentation...

  2. looks so perfect /....thanks for sharing

  3. I often add yogurt while cooking bhindi, but never have had it in a yogurt based gravy properly.. A must try in my list since I love Okra..

  4. this looks fantastic. nice one. I have okra in my fridge. I am planning to make dahi bhindi for dinner today

  5. Wow nice recipe, love bhindi - will give this a shot