Dahi Masala Bhindi


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If you are bored of eating dry Bhindi / Okra sabzi,then try out this masala Bhindi in spiced Curd gravy.Hope you will like it, definitely do give it a try.Goes well with rice.


  • 300 gm Lady finger / Okra / Bhindi
  • Salt to taste
  • 3 tbsp Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin / Zeera
  • 2 Bayleaves / Tej Patta
  • 2 Dry red chillies / Sukhi Lal mirch
  • 1 tsp Garlic paste / Lasan
  • 1 tsp Ginger paste / Adrakh
  • 2 Onion / Pyaz
  • 3 Tomatoes purée / Tamatar
  • 1 pinch Cloves powder / Loung
  • 1/4 tsp Cinnamon powder / Dalchini
  • 1/4 tsp green Cardamom powder / Hari elaechi
  • 1/2 tsp Fennel powder / Saunf
  • 1/2 tsp Coriander powder / Dhaniya
  • 1/2 tsp Red chilli powder / Lal mirch
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric / Haldi
  • 1 cup Curd / Dahi
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin powder / Zeera
  • 1/2 tsp Garam masala
  • 1 tsp Dry Fenugreek leaves / Kasoori methi
  • 3 cups Water


  1. Wash and dry Bhindi.Cut the head & tail part.Now cut it into 2-3 long pieces depending on the length of Bhindi.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons of Oil.
  3. Fry Bhindi in hot Oil for 2-4 minutes adding about 1/2 teaspoon of Salt stirring continuously on low-medium.
  4. Strain out in a bowl.
  5. Again heat 1 tbsp Oil .In this Add Red Chillies,Bayleaves,and Cumin seeds.Let these whole spices crackle over low 30-40 seconds.
  6. Now add Ginger & Garlic paste.Give it a stir in the Oil and then within 20-30 seconds add finely chopped Onions.
  7. Sauté over medium stirring occasionally till golden brown.
  8. Now put heat to low and add spices-Cloves powder,Cinnamon powder,Cardamom powder,Red chilli powder and Turmeric..
  9. Just within few seconds add Tomato purée .Saute till Water dries off.
  10. Water along with Salt to taste.Mix and keep it covered,let it cook on low-medium till Water dries.( It can take 3-4 minutes )
  11. Add Curd mix and let it come to boil then drop over it 1 cup more Water.
  12. Over this add spices – Cumin powder,Garam masala,Fennel powder and Coriander powder.
  13. Mix and let it come to boil adding fried Bhindi over it.Give it a lite mix adding 1 cup more Water.
  14. After this comes to boil and Kasoori methi again giving a lite mix.
  15. Cover and let Dahi Bhindi Cook on low-medium for about 5 minutes.


  • You can keep Bhindi or any other vegetable fried along with added Salt to preserve in fridge for about 3-4 days.

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