bhindi raita recipe | okra raita recipe | fried okra in spiced yogurt

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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.

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. another recipe in the blog with bhindi and yogurt combination is dahi bhindi recipe.

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

if you are looking for more raita recipes then do check burhani raitapineapple raita, boondi raita, fruit raita, vegetable raita and pomegranate raita.

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bhindi raita recipe | okra raita recipe

bhindi raita recipe - an different variety of raita made with bhindi or okra.

course side dish
cuisine north indian
prep time 5 minutes
cook time 20 minutes
total time 25 minutes
servings 2 to 3
author dassana amit

ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)

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

how to make recipe

  1. rinse the bhindi (okra) in water well. wipe the bhindi with a clean kitchen napkin.

  2. chop them in ¼ or ⅓ inch and keep aside.

  3. heat oil for shallow frying in a pan or kadai.
  4. add the chopped bhindi and fry them till they are crisp. you can fry the bhindi in batches, if you want.

  5. drain the fried bhindi on paper towels.
  6. whisk the curd (yogurt) in a bowl till smooth.

  7. add all the spice powders, salt and the fried bhindi. stir.
  8. garnish the okra raita with a few slices of fried bhindi or coriander leaves.

  9. serve bhindi raita immediately with an indian meal or with dal -rice, jeera rice or veg pulao.

recipe notes

  • instead of shallow frying, you can also saute the bhindi in 2 tbsp oil.

stepwise okra raita or bhindi raita recipe:

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

About

dassana amit
i started vegrecipesofindia.com in feb 2009. it is a pure vegetarian blog and shares recipes with step by step photos.

i am passionate about cooking from childhood and learnt cooking from my elders. a home science degree course further enhanced my cooking and baking skills professionally along with an internship in a five star hotel. i am trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.

all the 1800 recipes posted on blog are tried and tested and made healthy wherever possible. the recipes are detailed and with step by step pictures that will easily help you to make delicious and tasty vegetarian food.