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Dahi Bhindi (Okra with Yogurt Gravy)

Dahi Bhindi (Okra with Yogurt Gravy)

Dahi Bhindi

Dahi Bhindi is a great way to enjoy okra in tangy creamy sauce. Dahi Bhindi is simply delicious, and easy to make. This goes well with Jeera (Cumin) Rice, or roti-paratha.
4.43 from 7 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 people


  • 40 medium size okra (bhindi) after cutting them in half it should be about 2 cups.
  • 3 Tbsp oil canola or vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds jeera
  • 1/4 tsp mustard seeds rai
  • 1/8 tsp asafetida hing
  • 1 Tbsp besan gram flour
  • 2 tsp coriander powder dhania
  • 1 tsp Red Chili Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 cup yogurt dahi, curd
  • 1 cup water approximately
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • Wash and pat dry the okra and cut both ends, and cut them in about 1 inch pieces. I have used about 35 medium size okra after cutting, they are about 2 cups.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a frying pan over medium heat and stir fry the okra till they are tender. This should take about 7-8 minutes.
  • Take them out in a bowl and use the same pan for making gravy.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil, over medium heat. After oil is moderately hot add the cumin seeds, mustard seeds and asafetida as the seeds crack, turn down the heat to low.
  • Add the besan and stir fry for about 1 minute until it has light aroma, and is golden brown in color. Besan gives the thickness to gravy.
  • Add yogurt, turmeric, chili powder and coriander powder. Mix it well. And cook until the spice mix come together, and you should be able to see the oil leaving the sides of spice mix. This should take about 2-3 minutes.
  • Spice mix is ready add about 1/2 cup of water and salt, bring it to boil. Add okra and let it cook for 3-4 minutes, on low heat.
  • Suggestions
    You can make so many different dishes using this gravy. Instead okra use potatoes, paneer, green peas, mix vegetables, or any vegetable you have. 


Enjoy with plain white rice or any Indian flat bread, like Roti, Paratha, Puri
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19 thoughts on “Dahi Bhindi (Okra with Yogurt Gravy)

  1. hi …..you have large varieties of recipes definitely i will try it you way ..i love you recipes unfortunately some spices are not available in china..also atta …..by the way i am DANNY …I live in china ….if i may ask …most of your recipes dont consist of garlic … just curious ….

  2. This is SO delicious, and really easy, too! This has become a staple for me – I love experimenting with other veggies in the gravy as well. Thank you so much!

  3. 5 stars
    Loved this recipe! It is very simple like the other recipes you make. I just want to point out one thing. It is tagged as gluten-free. However, if you use powder Heeng, this recipe cannot be gluten-free as powder Heeng contains wheat. Someone with Celiac Disease, like me, cannot have even a pinch of Powder Heeng in the dish!

    1. Dee, you are right, I should start making note in my recipe do not use powder asafetida, on amazon gluten free asafetida is available or use the asafetida comes in rock form and crush it before using. Thank you

  4. We are vegetarians just the way like Jain cooking and found your style do cooking very suitable for us we are very grateful and many thanks for your recipe.

    R. Sukhram
    The Netherlands

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