Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Dahi Bhindi (Lady Finger in Creamy Yogurt Gravy)

Dahi BhindiI dont remember when i fell in love with okra but I am glad i did. Okra/Bhindi/Lady Finger is one of the few vegetable which is loved by everyone, i have not seen a single person who doesnt like okra. Personally i love okra stir fried with onions, serve them hot with rotis drizzled with ghee and its perfect and satifying meal. Just thinking of it makes me drool!! Today I am going to share a recipe of okra in creamy yogurt gravy. This is one of my favorite curries and if you love okra then you got to try this. I had first tasted this dish few years back at a friends house and fell for it. Over the years i have prepared this many times and always makes me want more! The taste is very much similar to Kadhi which i have posted earlier with addition of crispy okra pieces. The challenge here is to make sure you donot curdle the curd. Serve hot with little ghee drizzled and its perfect for rice or roti. The recipe below serves 4. Ingredients: 1/2 kg Okra washed,dried and chopped in 1 inch pieces 2 onions chopped finely 1 cup curd beaten 1 tbsp fresh cream (optional) 1 tsp sugar or jaggery powder 1 tsp ginger paste 1 tsp amchur powder 1 tsp red chilli powder 1/2 tsp turmeric powder 1/2 tsp coriander powder 1/2 tsp cumin powder 1 tsp garam masala or kitchen king masala Salt to taste Ghee and Coriander leaves for garnishing For Tempering: 2 tsp oil 1 tsp urad dal 2 dry red chillies broken 1 tsp cumin seeds 5-6 curry leaves a pinch of Asafoetida/hing 1 bay leaf
Dahi Bhindi RecipeProcedure:
  • In a pan heat 1 tsp oil and add the chopped okras, cover them on medium heat until light browned and crispy on the edges. Turn off the heat and keep aside.
  • In another pan heat 2 tsp oil for tempering, add mustard seeds, urad dal, red chillies, hing, curry leaves and bay leaf. As soon as the urad dal starts getting light brown in color add in the chopped onions and fry them until translucent.
  • Add in the cooked okra pieces along with the rest of the masalas. Add few tbsp of water and cook for few mins.
  • Lower the heat and add in the well beaten curd and fresh cream and mix well. Again you can add few tbsp of water to achieve the required consistency.
  • Cover and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and drizzle some ghee, serve hot with rice or roti.

57 comments:

  1. I'd love a tangy yogurt gravy too.. most of the time i make only dry dishes with it.

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  2. dahi and okra- both r my fav..and a dish combing both? i will love it.adding that amchur powder is sure to be dam gud.

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  3. Lovely okra curry! I have made only stir fried dishes with it. Glad to know about a new recipe. Thanks for sharing :)

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  4. Delicious okra curry Parita... have tried okra in buttermilk gravy(mor kuzhambu) style... but not with all these powders... looks great :)

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  5. I love okra too but have hardly been cooking with it :( Buying the fresh ones, chopping and seeing to it that they don't stick seems like a daunting task. when I was a kid it was a must have during the exam season :))

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  6. Wow thats my fav too.. looking so good and finger licking curry.. yummy

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  7. Nice and different ingredients .... yummy

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  8. wow this looks yummy!!
    Never used yogurt with okra!!
    As it is looking so yummy gonna try it!!

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  9. i love dahi wali bhindi but the addition of jaggery is new to me, also i don't use cream in it.....okra is a healthy veggie too so it's good to eat what you like in this case.

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  10. Looks good. The creamy yogurt gravy sounds delicious. I've never heard of yogurt in a gravy until now.

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  11. hmmm okra our fav veggie...I usually make Okra Raitha but this curry is differnt...will try it soon

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  12. Hi Parita, This may sound really strange, but okra was my favorite veggie as a kid and the only one I'd eat. Of course, I started eating other veggies later and love them all now, but my love affair with okra is forever :)
    My hubby, Desi, loves okra in yogurt. I've gotta try your recipe with soy yogurt. It looks amazing.

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  13. Okra and Yogurt.. hummm totally soothing and Yummm. I can eat that anytime with rice!! Pic looks soo good Parita.

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  14. I too lov okras..great recipe with okra, and i lov all yogurt based curries..will giv it a try
    Hey Parita..i will send u the picture of the cake ring v made,he made it with thin chopping board..

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  15. Delicious curry dear...looks so thick and creamy...I was thinking of making an okra dish tommorrow...I could try out your dish now :)

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  16. Looks delicious!!!!I always add bhindi in khadi... this looks cool! will try.

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  17. i make okra in a similar way too, i just add some nigella seeds too. Try that!!

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  18. wow..so delicious! yummy yummy yummy

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  19. Nice and creamy look, parita ....Parita, gravy is sweet in taste?... coz I am not finding salt is recipe.

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  20. I've never seen Okra near where I live - I just had to google it. It looks very interesting, would love to try some.

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  21. I just found your blog...your recipes look so good! This looks so delicious with the tangy yogurt gravy, I bet it would be perfect with basmati rice.

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  22. oh gosh! i just remembered how long its been since i even bought okra!

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  23. okra? In yogurt gravy? oh my, you are playing with my heart!!

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  24. This okra looks delicious with the yogurt gravy.

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  25. I must try this ... a good variation from the usual dryish okra dishes. Greta snaps Parita! :-)

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  26. Very nice Okra dish. We normally do mor kuzhambu(south indian style kadi) with Okra. But that will have few pieces, but Okra in yogurt gravy is an excellent recipe with all the spices in it. Will surely try.

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  27. Quite a different dish from mine..looks creamy and delicious, i love these sort of tangy dishes..fabulous dish!

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  28. I've never heard of using bhindi in a yoghurt gravy! Seems like I was missing out, because it looks great! I'm passing the recipe on to my cook :P

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  29. Lady fingers in creamy yogurt gravy....the name of the dish has captured my imagination. Looks really delicious.
    Thanks, Parita, for stopping by my page.

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  30. Though I prepare dahiwale bhindi, my version is completely different than yours. Will try your version.

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  31. mouth watering recipe..looks delicious

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  32. look yumm... After seeing ur post only i remember that i haven't made this dih for quite some time...thanks

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  33. I've never tried okra before but your dahi bhindi might be the gentle push I need to give it a try. Looks so creamy, yum!

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  34. Have made Okra with coconut gravy this is new to me,would definately try this way.

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  35. Hey..
    Thanks for stopping by my blog....
    U got a brilliant collection which makes me drooling....Keep rocking...

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  36. oh...dahi bhindi is something that I have not made in a long time!! your version looks yum.

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  37. Even I made similar curd bhindi but had stuffed the bhindis and have added coconut too in the gravy....
    will try ur version soon...

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  38. Gravy looks yumm.......Parita nice to try...

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  39. This sounds delicious and definitely very tempting to try.

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  40. okra looks yummy and creamy...

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  41. great combo.. and this sound delish. yummm

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  42. Amchur powder..jaggery sounds interesting parita..Sure will taste good

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  43. love okra anytime!, dish looks so delicious..., i had some okra in the fridge i thought of trying ur recipe..., then cancelled it, as my FIL is here it not know if he likes with north indian masala spices! to eat with rice ! ended up making bhendi-tomato-onion gojju..., may be next time.....

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  44. Hi...actually sugar or jaggery powder was mentioned...thats y I asked....so sweet of you that you replied..

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  45. thank you for the kind words you left on my blog

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  46. We love okra at home and our little one seems to like it too. The curry looks pretty good.

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  47. We are Okra lovers too and I love Okra dry vegetable with Kadhi. Dahi Bhindi looks yummo!

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  48. Oh, looks so good! I've only had fried okra before and definitely need to use it in other ways.

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  49. Hi Parita !!!
    Thanks for stopping at my blog.The credit for this droolworthy Aamras goes to my Pa.Okra in dahi is much adored but lost recipe inmy cookbook by Sanjeev Kapoor. Thanks for reminding it again.

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  50. Great recipe, I just normally add it to my usual curry. I love okra too, used to be my birthday menu when I was younger :)

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  51. very nice and rich gravy looks delicious.

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  52. i really like okra, but I don't know many ways to cook it. i might have to test this out.

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  53. Lovely dahi bhindi. Yummyyyy...

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  54. wow! yummy ! Thanks for The recipe ..looks delicious

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  55. Lovely. I've had this once at a friend's place but never made it myself. Bookmarked it, thanks for sharing :)

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  56. I too like it but children don't its long since i made thanks for sharing

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