Dahi Bhindi / Okra in Yogurt Gravy


300 gm okra / lady’s finger
1 large onion, finely chopped
1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
3/4 cup yogurt, beaten
2 tsp kashmiri chilli powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp cumin powder
3/4 tsp kasuri methi, crushed
1 tbsp gram flour / besan
1/2 tsp garam masala
1 tsp cumin seeds
2 dry red chillies
1/4 tsp asafoetida / hing
1 sprig curry leaves
salt to taste
1 1/2 +1 tbsp oil
1 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped


  1. Wash the okra and pat dry. Cut each into 1 1/2 inch pieces.
  2. Heat 1 1/2 tbsp oil in a pan and fry the okra till they change colour and are cooked. Transfer it to a bowl.
  3. In the same pan, add 1 tbsp oil and add cumin seeds, dry red chillies, asafoetida, curry leaves and finely chopped onion and saute it well till nice golden colour.
  4. Add ginger-garlic paste to this and saute till raw smell is gone.
  5. Add turmeric powder, kashmiri chilli powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, salt, crushed kasuri methi and gram flour and mix it well.
  6. Add the whisked / beaten yogurt and mix well for 5-6 minutes.
  7. Add 1 cup of water , mix well and cook for about 5 minutes at medium-high flame.
  8. Add in the fried okra and garam masala and mix well. Cook it at low flame for about 5 minutes.
  9. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and switch off the flame…Serve warm…

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