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Dahi Bhindi: Okra cooked with Yogurt

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 4
Author: Meena, www.hookedonheat.com


  • 2 tbsp light cooking oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 medium-sized onion thinly sliced
  • 35-40 fresh okra cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp amchur powder
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala powder
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt beaten till smooth


  • Heat oil in a wide non-stick pan and saute cumin seeds till they begin to sizzle. Add in onions and fry for 2-3 minutes on medium-high heat till lightly browned.
  • Add in okra and stir-fry on high heat, tossing occasionally, for a few minutes till it starts to brown along the edges and the sliminess starts to disappear.
  • Add in spices, season with salt and stir-fry for a few minutes mixing everything well. Lower the heat and slowly stir in the yogurt. Cook covered on low heat for another 1-2 minutes.