Dahi Bhindi | Bhindi Raita | Okra in Curd Gravy

Dahi Bhindi | Bhindi Raita | Okra in Curd Gravy recipe with step-by-step instructions.

This is my childhood favorite recipe. I like curd based dishes very much. I’m totally in awe with these pleasant tangy flavored foods. These are best side dishes in our Indian meal just like any raita.

Well the same dahi bhindi or bhindi raita with a blend of coconut is known as vendakka pachadi in South India.

What is difference between raita and pachadi recipes?


As I have mentioned in my other posts, it’s all about regional delicacies with little bit difference in ingredients and cooking method.

Pachadi is almost similar to raita of North India. In raita normally we don’t add any tempering but in pachadi tempering adds flavour to the dish. Mustard seeds, curry leaves, ginger, lentils are used for flavouring the dish where as coconut paste and curd makes the base of the dish.

I have prepared almost in similar way except for coconut and lentils.

Read my dahi baingan recipe which I have prepared in three ways. I also like dahi aloo which is a similar recipe.

Dahi Bhindi

Read my other okra recipes:

Bhindi Do Pyaza

Stir-fried Okra

Kurkuri Bhindi

Bhindi Salan

Dahi Bhindi | Bhindi Raita | Okra in Curd Gravy

Recipe Card For Dahi Bhindi

Dahi Bhindi | Bhindi Raita | Okra in Curd Gravy

Curd based side dish made with crisply fried okra in a curd based gravy
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian, North Indian
Keyword bhindi recipes, curd based dish, side dish
Servings 4 People
Calories 165kcal
Author daintykitchen

Equipment

  • Frying Pan
  • Spatula
  • Wired Whisk

Ingredients

  • 1 cup beaten curd
  • 250 gms bhindi or okra
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • salt to taste

For tempering

  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 2 dry red chillies
  • 1/2 tsp grated ginger
  • 8 – 10 curry leaves
  • 1/2 tsp hing or asafoetida
  • 1 tbsp oil

Instructions

  • Wash and dry okra before chopping. Else it will
    be slimy.

  • Chop into small roundels.
  • Heat oil in a frying pan. Add chopped okra and sauté on high flame for 2
    minutes. Stir in between.
  • Now add all spices and mix well. Cover with a lid and cook on medium low
    flame till it's cooked completely.
  • Stir occasionally to avoid sticking at bottom of pan.
  • Remove from pan when done completely.
  • Mix it to the beaten curd. Check for salt.
  • Adding Tempering To Mixture
  • Heat 2 tbsp oil a small pan. Add cumin seeds, mustard seeds, curry leaves,
    red chillies, hing to the pan. Let it splutter completely.
  • Remove from heat and cool down for a minute before adding straight to curd
    mixture.

How to make dahi bhindi?

This is a quick and easy recipe. It’s a two step process.

  1. Saute lady fingers with spices
  2. Mix with beaten curd and add tempering

Saute Lady Finger or Okra

Wash and dry okra before chopping. Else it will be slimy. Chop into small roundels.

Heat oil in a frying pan. Add chopped okra and saute on high flame for 2 minutes. Stir in between.

Now add all spices and mix well. Cover with a lid and cook on medium low flame till it’s cooked completely.

Stir occasionally to avoid sticking at bottom of pan. Remove from pan when done completely. Mix it to the beaten curd. Check for salt.

Adding Tempering To Mixture

Heat 2 tbsp oil a small pan. Add cumin seeds, mustard seeds, curry leaves, red chillies/ green chillies, ginger/ garlic and hing (asafoetida) to the pan. Let it splutter completely.

I have added both ginger and garlic. You can make it no onion no garlic dish by adding only ginger to this.

Remove from heat and cool down for a minute before adding straight to curd mixture.

Dahi Bhindi

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