Dahi bhindi / Okra curry

Written by: 7aumsuvai

Dahi bhindi / okra curry is a tangy gravy prepared with ladies finger/ bhindi/ okra/ vendakkai which goes well with chappathi, naan and even with white rice or pulao.

dahi bhindi


      • 2 cups – Ladies finger / bhindi / vendakkai / okra (chopped)
      • 1 cup – Onion (chopped finely)
      • 1/4 tsp – Turmeric powder
      • 1 tsp – Red chilli powder (as needed)
      • 2 tsp – Coriander powder / dhania
      • 3 to 4 tbsp – Curd / yogurt (well beaten)
      • 2 pinches – Crushed kasuri methi / dry methi leaves
      • 1 tsp – Cumin seeds
      • 1 tbsp – Oil for seasoning
      • 2 tsp – Oil for sautéing bhindi
      • Salt to taste

For grinding:

      • 1 no – Tomato (chopped)
      • 2 nos – Garlic
      • 1/4 inch  - Ginger
      • 5 nos – Cashew nuts

dahi bhindi process

Preparation method:

  1. Take a mixer grinder, blend chopped tomatoes, garlic , ginger and cashew nuts to a puree like consistency, set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a pan, saute chopped bhindi / okra for atleast 8 to10 minutes over low flame till they change color and are 3/4 cooked, set aside.
  3. Heat oil in a pan, season with cumin seeds followed by chopped onion, saute until translucent. Then add tomato cashew puree along with required salt and saute until raw smell goes.
  4. Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder and garam masala powder, saute until raw smell goes. Add chopped bhindi / okra and mix everything well, add 1 1/2 cup of water and bring it to boil, allow them to cook for 5 mins. 
  5. Finally add beaten yogurt and crushed kasuri methi, mix well and cook them for 5 more minutes. Switch off the stove and serve hot with chappathi, naan and even with white rice.

dahi bhindi


  • Increase or decrease quantity of yogurt in this recipe by their sourness.
  • Sauteing bhindi or okra in oil till they are 3/4 done, helps to reduce the stickiness of okra in the gravy.
  • You can add 1 tsp of besan / gram flour mixed with water in this recipe to avoid curdling of yogurt / curd.

dahi bhindi


  1. Very inviting and tempting recipe to try. I always like your neat presentation and step by step pictures.

  2. Its really a drool worthy dish... Will make a try nd tel u :)

  3. delicious recipe shanthi, will try this for sure :)

  4. I love this gravy.. I also make this very often

  5. wow such an flavorful and yummy curry :) looks so delicious and inviting !!

  6. Delicious and inviting gravy.. Love to have with phulkas

  7. super...new to me.Love it


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