Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Bhindi(Lady's Finger) Raita

Bhindi Raita is a delicious yogurt based side dish. Bhindi is also called as "Okra".It is very easy to make and one of the few minutes wonders. You can make raita with fresh vegetable such as beetroot, winter melon, cucumber, carrot, etc. Check out some more Raita recipes like Cabbage raita, Radish raita ,Carrot and cucumber raita.Serve this raita with pulao, briyani or roti. Very easy one with less cooking, perfect for roti or even as a main dish with rice.Also have a look into Bhindi recipe like Spicy Okra masala fry.

Prep time
Cook time
15 mins
10 mins
2 serves
Cuisine: North Indian
Recipe Type: Raita varieties

  • Bhindi /Ladys finger -2 cups
  • Thick Curd -1 cup
  • Salt – to taste
To grind
  • Shredded coconut -3 tbsp.
  • Green chili – 1 no
  • Cumin seeds -1 tsp
For seasonings
  • Oil – 2 tbsp.
  • Mustard seeds -1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal -1/2 tsp
  • Hing –pinch
  • Curry leaves –few sprigs
  • Dry red chili flakes -3 no’s broken

1. Wash and let the bhindi dry. Chop the ends and and cut it into slices.Add 1 tsp. oil to nonstick pan and fry it in medium flame till its completely cooked but not mushy. 
2. Sprinkle salt when 3/4th done. Beat the curd with 1/2 cup of water until smooth. Add this to the okra and mix well. In the meantime grind coconut, green chili and cumin with a little water to a fine paste.

3. Heat oil, when got add mustard seeds. When it starts popping add the urad dal and fry till light golden brown. 

4. Next comes asafetida, curry leaves, red chilly. Add this seasoning to the bhindi raita mixture and mix well.
Served with  
Beetroot paratha,Pulao or roti

Also You can Saute green chilli, cumin powder along with bhindi and add to the curd mixture.(Skip grinding version)



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