Dahi Bhindi (Okra in Yoghurt Sauce)

Raw fresh okra
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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 35 mins
Servings: 2 to 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
74 Calories
1g Fat
14g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2 to 4
Amount per serving
Calories 74
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 53mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Protein 3g
Calcium 71mg 5%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This tangy dish tastes great with hot Chapatis (Indian flatbread) and Lehsuni Daal (garlic flavored lentils).


  • 500 gms okra tops and tails removed and then cut into 1" pieces
  • 3 tbsps vegetable/ canola/ sunflower cooking oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp onions seeds
  • 2 large onions cut into slices
  • 2 large tomatoes cut into cubes
  • 2 tsps coriander
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 3 tbsps yogurt
  • Dash salt (or to taste)
  • Garnish: coriander, chopped

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Heat the oil in a deep pan and add the cumin and onion seeds. When they stop spluttering, add the sliced onions.

  3. Fry till the onions are golden. Add all the spices and stir well. Fry for 2-3 minutes. Now add the okra and mix. Cook for 3-4 minutes.

  4. Add the tomatoes, yogurt and salt to taste and mix well.

  5. Cook till okra is soft.

  6. Garnish with chopped coriander and serve with hot Chapatis (Indian flatbread) and Lehsuni Daal (garlic flavored lentils).