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Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Dahi Bhindi | Okra in Creamy yogurt sauce | Vendakka Thayir Curry (Step by Step Pics)

Dahi Bhindi or Okra(vendakka) cooked in a creamy yogurt & cashew paste is perfect to go with naan /chapathis.The sauce tastes so good and flavorful.We had with chapathis and totally loved the flavors.I had bookmarked this curry from aromatic cooking, Thanks Hema for the recipe,it was yummy.This is the first time I tried this version and am happy to have tried it.If you find it interesting,give it a try !!

okra/vendakka/bhindi 20-25 small
onion 2 medium fine chopped
ginger jullienned 1 tsp
garlic 3 cloves
tomatoes 2 chopped
red chilli powder 1 tsp
garam masala 1 tsp
amchur powder(dry mango powder) 1/2 tsp
turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
yogurt/curd/thayiru 1 cup
kasuri methi 1/2 tbsp
mustard seeds 1/2 tsp
cumin seeds 1/2 tsp
urad dal 1 tsp
dried red chillies 1-2
curry leaves a sprig
salt to taste

to grind
coconut grated 2tbsp
cashews 10

  • Wash and pat dry the okra on a paper towel(reduces sliminess).Trim the edges the verticallly slit the okra in quarters(see pic).soak the cashews in hot water for 15 mins.
  • Heat some oil in a pan and saute the okra,uncovered on low flame until its soft and crisp.Add a pinch of salt too.Remove and place on  a plate.
  • In the mean time,grind the coconut with cashews to a smooth paste.

  • In the same pan(used for sauteeing),add a tbsp of oil and splutter mustard seeds followed by cumin seeds.Add urad dal,dry red chillies and curry leaves.Add onion and saute until translucent.Then add garlic and ginger,saute until raw smell disappears.
  • Add in the spices-red chilly powder,turmeric powder,garam masala,amchur powder and saute on low flame.Add in chopped tomatoes and crushed kasuri methi.Sprinkle some water,cover and cook on low medium flame until tomatoes becomes mushy.
  • Add in the beaten yogurt and salt.The gravy may become watery.Saute until the sauce thickens and oil floats on top.Add the ground paste and mix well.
  • Add the sauteed  okra,mix well.Add a cup of water,add more salt if required and simmer for 4-5 minutes until well blended.
  • Switch off flame and serve warm with rotis/phulkas.

Servings~ 3-4 adults

* The okra should be fried until it loses all sliminess and is crisp.
* This is a creamy thick curry.

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Hema said... Best Blogger Tips

Glad that you loved this curry Julie, we loved it too..

Home Cooked food said... Best Blogger Tips

we also make this kind of dish but not this much yogurt, I have in my draft , will coming soon.

great-secret-of-life said... Best Blogger Tips

my fav too.. I love yogurt based gravy..

Sona said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious dahi bhindi, looks awesome..

Indu said... Best Blogger Tips

No much of a bhindi fan, but this curry looks lip smacking!


Ranjanis Kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

its really a diiferent post with pefect steps..

Sanoli Ghosh said... Best Blogger Tips

We are okra lover. A delicious okra dish to tryout.....

Rafeeda AR said... Best Blogger Tips

such dishes bring a nice difference to our everyday eating... looks delicious...

jasna varcakovic said... Best Blogger Tips

Pinned...not many recipes with okra around!

Shabbu said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious curry..

Remya said... Best Blogger Tips

new to me ..ued to prepare kichadi only..will try sometime

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow luks so yummy

Merry Tummy said... Best Blogger Tips

Only u can take such pics with simple glass bowl :)
Love dahi in bhindi, husband hate it :(

Suja Manoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Nalla curry,looks so yummy

Sooriya said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious and well explained!

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy one....Love the pics... :)