Dahi Bhindi (Okra in Yoghurt Sauce)

Raw fresh okra
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  • 35 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: 2 to 4 servings
Ratings (5)
This tangy dish tastes great with hot Chapatis (Indian flatbread) and Lehsuni Daal (garlic flavored lentils).

What You'll Need

  • 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

How to Make It

  • Heat the oil in a deep pan and add the cumin and onion seeds. When they stop spluttering, add the sliced onions.
  • 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.
  • Add the tomatoes, yogurt and salt to taste and mix well.
  • Cook till okra is soft.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander and serve with hot Chapatis (Indian flatbread) and Lehsuni Daal (garlic flavored lentils).
    Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
    Calories 74
    Total Fat 1 g
    Saturated Fat 0 g
    Unsaturated Fat 0 g
    Cholesterol 2 mg
    Sodium 53 mg
    Carbohydrates 14 g
    Dietary Fiber 3 g
    Protein 3 g
    (The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)