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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Dahi Bhindi

Bhindi (Okra) is one of my favorite veggies and I always love trying variations in it!!! "Dahi Bhindi" is no-way a brand-new dish in your kitchen, I'm sure. Try this simple yet delicious dish with a little twist... 

Serves: 3-4


500 gm Bhindi
1 tsp Ginger-Garlic paste
1/2 cup Chopped onion
1/2 cup Chopped tomato
1/4 cup Chopped capsicum
1/2 cup Yogurt
1/4 cup Besan
1/4 tsp Cumin seeds

2 tsp Coriander leaves (chopped)
1/2 tsp Coriander powder
1/2 tsp Red chilly powder
1/8 tsp Turmeric powder
1/2 tsp Fennel seeds
1/2 tsp Amchur powder

A pinch of Hing
Salt to taste
1/2 cup Oil


- Wash bhindi under tap water and pat them well with a piece of cloth.
- Make round cuts in even size and keep aside.
- Heat a small pan and dry-roast besan and crushed fennel seeds together till it start releasing nice aroma. Transfer it to a small ball and cool down to room temp.
- Heat oil in kadai and add cumin seeds and hing.
- Once it starts crackling, add ginger garlic paste along with chopped onion and capsicum.
- Saute it for a while and add bhindi cuts into it and cook for around 10-12 mins until its soft and tender.
- Mix besan, fennel seeds and yogurt in a bowl and whisk to remove all lumps.
- Add chopped tomato, yogurt mix and all the spices into kadai and mix well.
- Cook for 2 mins and it's ready to serve!!! :)


- Vertically cut bhindi can be used as well.
- Lemon juice can be used to replace amchur powder.
- Frozen bhindi takes less time in cooking than fresh ones! So, keep your clock on :)


- Bharwan Bhindi
- Achaari Bhindi

Recipes of possible variations will be posted soon on Food Court!!! :)

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