Thursday, February 03, 2011

Dahi Bhindi Recipe

Dahi Bhindi or Okra in Yogurt Sauce

Dahi Bhindi or Okra in Yogurt Sauce is a tangy dish which is good to have with hot chapatis or Indian flatbread and some Lehsuni Daal or garlic-flavored lentils. It is simple and quick to prepare, making it a wonderful dish to have every time you want to have a filling and nutritious meal. Here is a Dahi Bhindi recipe that you can try.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 3 to 4

500 grams bhindi or okra
3 tablespoons vegetable/sunflower/canola oil
1 teaspoon cumin powder
1/2 teaspoon onion seeds
2 large onions, sliced
2 large tomatoes, chopped into cubes
2 teaspoons coriander powder
1 teaspoon cumin powder
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
3 tablespoons yogurt
chopped fresh coriander leaves for garnishing
salt to taste

1. Wash the bhindi or okra. Dry with a clean towel.
2. Remove the tops and tails of the okras and then cut them into one-inch pieces. Set them aside.
3. Using a deep pan, heat the oil.
4. Add in the cumin powder and the onion seeds.
5. When the cumin powder and the onion seeds stop popping, add in the onions.
6. Fry the onions until they are golden brown.
7. Add in all the other spices and mix well. Fry for another two to three minutes.
8. Add in the okra. Stir fry for three to four minutes.
9. Add in the tomatoes and the yogurt. Add salt and mix well.
10. Cook the okra until they become soft.
11. Garnish using the chopped coriander leaves.
12. Serve hot with chapatis and Lehsuni Daal.

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