bhindi raita | okra raita

Bhindi raita recipe with step by step photos – this bhindi raita is a nice variation of raita different from the usual Indian raita recipes.

In this raita recipe, the bhindi is first fried in oil and then added to yogurt with the spices. the fried bhindi adds a lot of texture and crunch in the otherwise smooth and creamy raita.

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bhindi raita recipe

So if you have few left over bhindis in the fridge then its an good raita to go along with your meals.

You can serve the bhindi raita as a side dish with an Indian meal or with dal-rice, jeera rice or veg pulao.

Stepwise okra raita or bhindi raita

1. Rinse 10 to 12 bhindi (okra) in water well. Drain the water.

bhindi raita recipe

2. Wipe the bhindi with a clean kitchen napkin.

bhindi raita recipe

3. Chop them in ¼ or ⅓ inch slices and keep aside.

bhindi raita recipe

4. Heat oil as required for shallow frying bhindi in a pan or kadai. instead of shallow frying, you can also saute the bhindi in 2 tbsp oil.

bhindi raita recipe

5. Add the chopped bhindi.

bhindi raita recipe

6. Fry them till they are golden and crisp. You can fry the bhindi in batches, if you want.

bhindi raita recipe

7. Drain the fried bhindi on paper towels.

bhindi raita recipe

8. Whisk 1 cup curd (dahi or yogurt) in a bowl till smooth.

bhindi raita recipe

9. Then add ¼ teaspoon of red chili powder (lal mirch powder), ¼ teaspoon of black pepper powder (kali mirch powder), ½ teaspoon of roasted cumin powder (bhuna jeera powder) and salt as required.

bhindi raita recipe

10. Next add the fried bhindi. You can keep some fried bhindi for garnishing.

bhindi raita recipe

12. Mix well.

bhindi raita recipe

13. Garnish the okra raita with a few slices of fried bhindi or coriander leaves.

bhindi raita recipe

14. Serve Bhindi raita immediately with an Indian meal or with dal-rice, jeera rice or veg pulao.

bhindi raita recipe
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Bhindi Raita

5 from 1 vote
A variety of raita made with okra.
bhindi raita recipe, okra raita recipe
Author:Dassana Amit
Prep Time:5 mins
Cook Time:20 mins
Total Time:25 mins
Course:side dish
Cuisine:north indian
Diet:vegetarian
Servings (change the number to scale):2 to 3
(1 CUP = 250 ML)

Ingredients 

  • 10 to 12 medium sized bhindi (okra or lady finger) - green or purple
  • 1 cup curd (yogurt)
  • 1 pinch red chili powder or ¼ teaspoon red chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper powder
  • ½ teaspoon roasted cumin powder
  • salt as required
  • oil for shallow frying

Instructions

  • Rinse the bhindi (okra) in water well. Wipe the bhindi with a clean kitchen napkin.
  • Chop them in ¼ or ⅓ inch and keep aside.
  • Heat oil for shallow frying in a pan or kadai.
  • Add the chopped bhindi and fry them till they are crisp. you can fry the bhindi in batches, if you want.
  • Drain the fried bhindi on paper towels.
  • Whisk the curd (yogurt) in a bowl till smooth.
  • Add all the spice powders, salt and the fried bhindi. Stir.
  • Garnish the raita with a few slices of fried bhindi or coriander leaves.
  • Serve bhindi raita immediately with an indian meal or with dal -rice, jeera rice or veg pulao.

Notes

  • Instead of shallow frying, you can also saute the bhindi in 2 tbsp oil.
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Dassana Amitnamaste and welcome to vegrecipesofindia.com which i started in feb 2009 and is a pure vegetarian blog. i have been passionate about cooking from childhood and began to cook from the age of 10. later having enrolled in a home science degree greatly enhanced my cooking & baking skills and took it to a different level which i now share as foolproof recipes. i was formally trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.