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dahi bhindi recipe, how to make dahi bhindi | okra in yogurt sauce/gravy

dahi bhindi recipe with step by step photos – this recipe of dahi bhindi is easy and goes very well accompanied with some hot rotis, chapatis or naan. the next best accompaniment is steamed basmati rice or jeera rice.

the sauce or gravy is tangy and lightly spiced. i have used pureed tomatoes in the sauce which gives a tang. so along with the yogurt, there is a sourness, tang… and a subtle sweetness due to cashews, gram flour and cream. the addition of gram flour or besan does not allow the yogurt to curdle.

the okra or bhindi is sauted in oil till they are completely cooked. this technique also gets rid of the sliminess in the okra. the gravy or sauce is then made and the sauted okra are added to it. the end result is the soft succulent pieces of okra in a smooth creamy tangy sauce.

others recipe on the blog with bhindi and yogurt combination is bhindi raita and shahi bhindi recipe. you can also have a look at this punjabi dahi aloo recipe. 

if you are looking for more bhindi recipes then do check bhindi masala, bhindi do pyaza, lahsuni bhindi, kurkuri bhindi, besan bhindi masala and bharwan bhindi.

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dahi bhindi recipe
prep time
15 mins
cook time
20 mins
total time
35 mins
 

dahi wali bhindi recipe - sauted okra in a smooth, creamy, lightly spiced and tangy sauce.

course: main
cuisine: north indian
servings: 3 to 4
author: dassana amit
ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)
  • 200 to 250 grams bhindi (okra or lady finger)
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 medium ripe red tomatoes + 6-7 whole cashews, chopped - blended to a smooth paste
  • ½ cup curd (yogurt or dahi) - whisked till smooth
  • 3 to 4 garlic + ½ inch ginger - crushed to a paste in a mortar and pestle
  • 1.5 tablespoon besan (gram flour)
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)
  • ½ teaspoon coriander powder (dhania powder)
  • ¼ teaspoon red chili powder (lal mirch powder)
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi)
  • ¼ or ½ teaspoon garam masala powder - if homemade or very strong then just add ¼ teaspoon
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 to 2 tablespoon cream
  • 2 tablespoon oil for sauting the bhindi
  • 1 tablespoon ghee or oil for the sauce
  • ¼ to ½ teaspoon crushed kasuri methi (dry fenugreek leaves)
  • salt as required
how to make recipe
preparation for dahi bhindi recipe:
  1. rinse the okra (bhindi) in water for a couple of times.

  2. dry the bhindi with a kitchen towel or spread them on a plate and let them dry on their own.
  3. trim off the head and tail of the bhindi. chop the bhindi in 1 inch pieces. keep aside the chopped bhindi.
  4. heat the 2 tbsp oil in a pan. add the chopped bhindi and saute for atleast 8-10 minutes on a low flame till they change color and are cooked.
  5. remove the sauted bhindi and keep aside.
  6. puree the tomatoes and cashews to a smooth paste in a blender or chutney grinder.
  7. with a wired whisk, whip the yogurt till smooth.
making dahi bhindi recipe:
  1. heat up the same pan in which we sauted the bhindi.
  2. add 1 tbsp oil or ghee. crackle the cumin seeds first.
  3. add the chopped onion and saute till the onions changes color or becomes translucent.

  4. add the ginger-garlic paste and saute for about 15-20 seconds or till the raw aroma goes away. by now the onion will turn light brown or golden.

  5. add the tomato-cashew paste and saute till oil starts to leave the sides of the mixture.
  6. the onion-tomato-cashew masala paste has to be sauted very well.
  7. keep on stirring often for uniform sauting.
  8. the whole masala should come together and you should be able to see the oil or fat leaving the sides of the masala.
  9. add gram flour and saute for 1-2 minutes or more on a low flame till the raw aroma of the gram flour goes away.
  10. add all the spice powders and saute again for a minute.
  11. switch off the fire and place the pan down. add the whisked yogurt and water to the pan.
  12. stir well with a wired whisk and add the sauted bhindi and salt.
  13. keep the pan on the fire and simmer the sauce till the mixture starts to thicken and you see the oil or ghee floating on top.
  14. add the crushed kasuri methi along with the cream and simmer for half a minute.
  15. serve dahi wali bhindi with some hot phulkas, naan or rotis


how to make dahi bhindi recipe:

1. rinse 200 to 250 grams of bhindi (okra) in water for a couple of times.

2. dry the bhindi with a kitchen towel or spread them on a plate and let them dry on their own.

3. trim off the head and tail of the bhindi.

4. chop the bhindi in 1 inch pieces. keep aside the chopped bhindi.

5. heat 2 tablespoon oil in a pan. add the chopped bhindi.

6. saute for at least 8-10 minutes on a low flame till they change color and are cooked.

7. remove the sauted bhindi and keep aside.

8. add 2 medium sized chopped tomatoes and 6 to 7 cashews to the blender.

9. puree the tomatoes and cashews to a smooth paste in a blender or chutney grinder.

10. with a wired whisk, whip ½ cup yogurt (curd or dahi) till smooth.

11. measure and keep all the ingredients ready for making dahi bhindi.

12. heat the same pan in which we sauted the bhindi. add 1 tablespoon oil or ghee. crackle ½ teaspoon cumin seeds first.

13. then add 1 medium sized chopped onion.

14. saute till the onions changes color or becomes translucent.

15. crush 3 to 4 garlic and ½ inch ginger to a paste in mortar and pestle. add the ginger-garlic paste.

16. saute for about 15-20 seconds or till the raw aroma goes away. by now the onion will turn light brown or golden.

17. add the tomato-cashew paste.

18. stir and mix well.

19. saute till oil starts to leave the sides of the mixture.

20. the onion-tomato-cashew masala paste has to be sauted very well.

21. keep on stirring often for uniform sauting. the whole masala should come together and you should be able to see the oil or fat leaving the sides of the masala.

22. add 1.5 tablespoon besan (gram flour).

23. saute for 1-2 minutes or more on a low flame till the raw aroma of the besan (gram flour) goes away.

24. then add ½ teaspoon coriander powder, ¼ teaspoon red chili powder, ¼ to ½ teaspoon garam masala powder and ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder.

25. saute again for a minute. switch off the fire and place the pan down.

26. add the whisked yogurt (curd) to the pan.

27. pour 2 cups of water.

28. stir well with a wired whisk.

29. add the sauted bhindi.

30. next add salt as required.

31. keep the pan on the fire.

32. simmer the sauce till the mixture starts to thicken and you see the oil or ghee floating on top.

33. add ¼ to ½ teaspoon crushed kasuri methi (dry fenugreek leaves) along with 1 to 2 tablespoon cream.

34. simmer the gravy for half a minute.

35. serve dahi wali bhindi with some hot phulkas, naan or rotis.




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This post was last modified on March 29, 2017, 8:26 pm

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