Dahi Bhindi

Another easy to make bhindi recipe that goes well with phulka roti or paratha. Here okra are stir-fried first, so they are not slimy anymore and becomes soft and tender. Then mixed into the medium spicy, tangy yogurt based thick gravy.


  • ▢2 cups Okra (Bhindi) chopped
  • ▢2 + 1 tablespoons Oil
  • ▢½ teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • ▢½ teaspoon Fennel seeds
  • ▢1 Dried red chilies
  • ▢½ cup Red onion finely chopped
  • ▢1 teaspoon Ginger paste or freshly grated or crushed
  • ▢1 teaspoon Garlic paste or freshly grated
  • ▢1 Green chili finely chopped
  • ▢1 cup Tomato finely chopped
  • ▢Salt to taste
  • ▢¼ teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • ▢1 teaspoon Red chili powder
  • ▢1 teaspoon Coriander powder
  • ▢⅓ cup Plain (Dahi or Curd), Whisked till smooth
  • ▢¾ cup Water
  • ▢½ teaspoon Garam Masala
  • ▢½ teaspoon Kasoori methi (Dried fenugreek leaves) Crush lightly before adding


Cooking okra:

  • Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a pan on medium heat.
  • Once hot add okra and little salt. Mix and cook uncovered till they are soft and tender. They get darker color and shrinks in size, meaning okra are cooked.
  • Remove it to a plate and keep it aside.

Making Dahi Bhindi Recipe:

  • Heat remaining 1 tablespoon of oil in the same pan on medium heat.
  • Once hot add cumin seeds and fennel seeds and let them sizzle.
  • Then add onion, ginger paste, garlic paste and green chili. Cook till onions get light brown in color.
  • Then add chopped tomatoes and cook till they are soft and mushy.
  • Now add remaining salt, turmeric powder, red chili powder and coriander powder. Mix and cook for a minute.
  • Then add water and stir to make gravy. Let it simmer for 3-4 minutes.
  • Then add whisked yogurt and stir immediately to avoid curdling.
  • Now mix in kasuri methi and garam masala. Again let it simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  • Lastly add cooked bhindi and stir. Cook till everything gets heated through for about 2 minutes.
  • Then turn off the stove and it is ready to serve


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