Saturday, 29 October 2011

Dahi Bhindi (Okra in Yogurt Gravy)

dahi bhindi

Dahi bhindi is a South Indian delicacy. Dahi bhindi is okra or lady's finger cooked in yogurt sauce. This dish is liked by both bhindi lovers and non-lovers alike. Spiced dahi lends a unique taste to otherwise bland bhindi.
Recipe of dahi bhindi
1/2 kg small sized tender bhindi (okra/ladies finger)
1 tbsp besan (gram flour/chickpea flour)
1 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
2 whole dry red chillies
1 inch piece ginger- crushed
1 1/2 cup yogurt (dahi/ curd) - beaten
1 tsp coriander powder
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1. Remove crown of bhindi and wash. Drain and pat dry with a kitchen towel.
2. Dry roast besan in a pan on low heat till nice aroma starts coming out of it. Set aside to cool.
3. Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds and dry red chillies.
4. When they change color, add bhindi, besan, coriander powder, salt and turmeric powder. Mix well.
5. Cook bhindi on a medium heat, stirring, for 5 minutes.
6. Add crushed ginger and dahi. Mix well and cook covered for 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally, till bhindi gets cooked. Serve dahi bhindi hot with roti or paratha.

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