Friday, January 8, 2010

Dahi Bhindi (Okra in yogurt sauce)

My brother in law was over here for the Christmas holidays. Since he is a bachelor and has to cook and feed himself, he really looks forward to good home cooked food. While I am no match to my mother in law's skills, I do try to make him few things that he enjoys and are easy to make. While the kids get spoilt by Uncle, he relishes some of the typical Oriya dishes. Dahi Bhindi is an all time favorite of mine.

But I don't usually prepare Dahi Bhindi at home, since hubby is not that fond of it. But everyone enjoyed this this fried Okra in spicy yogurt sauce.

Ingredients


Okra with both ends chopped off - about 2 cups
1 cup of yogurt
1 tea spoon of mustard seeds
2-3 green chilies
handful of curry leaves
2-3 big garlic cloves grated/chopped
1-2 tea spoon of fried cumin seeds powder
pinch of black salt
salt to taste
1 tea spoon of oil


How To

Take a pan and heat oil in it. Once the oil is hot, add the mustard seeds, green chilies, grated/chopped garlic and the curry leaves.
Mix well and add the Okra and salt and cover and cook for 7-8 minutes until the Okra is soft.
Add the chopped/grated garlic and curry leaves and cook for 1 minute.
You can add some red chili powder now.
Take the yogurt, beat it well and add to the okra (after the okra has become colder).
Sprinkle dry roasted cumin powder (freshly ground) and black salt and serve.





52 comments:

  1. wowwwww...i loved the presentation....dish is new to me..but its so tempting Somoo.. :)

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  2. Lena - I am so glad you liked it... I was skeptical about posting, it is such a simple dish after all...

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  3. Excellent and awesome dish and love the presentation

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  4. Lovely presentation and curry looks yum.

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  5. Nicely presented,looks delicious and perfect one for roti

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  6. I do raita with okra but this is new to me .This is slightly different.Will give a try.

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  7. Lovely presentation and bhindi looks yum!

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  8. Beautiful pic and delicous too.

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  9. Somoo this one's my favourite. though I never cooked it but ate at a friend's place. the picture and presentation are great too.
    Welcome back Lady.

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  10. totally new to me....bookmarked dear....sure will try it and let u know the outcome.....

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  11. Hmmm..wonderful and delicious okra in yogurt sauce..looks yum yum:)

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  12. We make kadhi with okra, looks so tasty with crisp okra!

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  13. That a delectable combo...beautiful..

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  14. Awesome dhai bhindi, beautiful click..

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  15. nice recipe...will try this sometime..

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  16. dahi bhindi looks awesome dear ...hope ur bil enjoyed ghar ka khana

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  17. i lurve this..basically anything in yogurt..nice pic

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  18. Looks too good and delicious. Nice clicks :)

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  19. Friends - I am glad you liked it... Yes some basic ghar ka khanna...

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  20. i love dahi and i love bhindi...this is one recipe i shd try!

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  21. Dear Somoo
    Wao back with my favorite oriya dish ..thank you so much..I must write to your brother in law to visit you frequently..so that I get my lost recipes and taste.
    I tried this " Dahi Vendi" few months back, just didn't know the jeera powder finishing..and the garlic..so no wonder the dish did not remind me of the child hood dahi vendi ...
    Thank you so much..
    Shortly I will be off blogging and let me see when I would be back ! :-(
    Have a nice week

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  22. We too make this,but we cut the okras finely and I just love this like any thing ;)

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  23. looks appealing and delicious! lovely presentation!!

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  24. excellent clicks and looks so yummy dea..!!!

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  25. That looks and sounds so yumm..lov okra yogurt combo,nice pic...

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  26. this is new recipe to me..will give it a try next time surely

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  27. yep very easy to put together and enjoy!

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  28. its lovely...will make it tonight itself!

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  29. ummm...something different...are you adding curry leaves 2 times, pl. clear it to me? great click, BTW

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  30. Awesome presentation...its been ages I have seen curry leaves, thanks for the picture:)

    Love dahi bindi, that is so mouthwatering bowl of treat:)

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  31. Lovely curry. Perfect with rice and dhal.

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  32. I love dahi bhindi..pictures have come out really well!

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  33. I love bhindi. With rotis they make a wonderful meal. How was your vacation ??

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  34. My fav veggie..Looks so inviting and lovely presentation as well!

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  35. Indrani - the curry leaves at the end is for the nice green color...

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  36. Nice easy recipe and lovely clicks!

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  37. Wish you and your family a very happy and prosperous new year.
    I appreciate for your wonderful presentation. Dahi bhindi looks delicious and yummy.

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  38. My husband loves okra.. its funny cos he is not big on most veggies...I will have to try this one for him next time.

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  39. If you love okra and yogurt, it is a sure winner. And such less effort, hence I like it...

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  40. Whata yummy and delicious curry:) I love bhindi , its one of my favourite veggi:)

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  41. Okra and yogurt am sure its a yum combo!

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  42. Hi..i was looking for a perfect dahi bhindi recipe..and here it is!! Your presentation is also neat :)

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