MASALA DAHI BHINDI

A mouthwatering dahi bhindi is a delight to eat. Here is another version with less dahi and more masala. So, presenting the tasty masala dahi bhindi for all of you.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2
Ingredients:masaladahibhindi

  • 250g Okra/ Ladies Finger (Bhindi)
  • 1 big onion (finely chopped)
  • 2 medium-sized tomatoes (finely chopped)
  • 6 cashew nuts (roasted)
  • 1-2 green chillies (deseeded and sliced)
  • 1/2 inch ginger (chopped)
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 4 tbsp yogurt (dahi)
  • 2 tsp cumin-coriander powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • Salt as per taste
  • 1 tbsp coriander leaves (finely chopped)
  • 1 tbsp oil (for frying okra)
  • 2 tbsp oil (for cooking gravy)

Preparation Instructions:

  • Grind ginger, garlic and green chillies to make a paste. Blend tomatoes to make a smooth puree. Crush cashew nuts into a coarse powder.
  • Wash okra (bhindi), wipe and dry them with kitchen towel, cut the heat and tail of each bhindi piece. Cut bhindi into 1-inch long pieces.
  • Heat 1 tbsp oil in a wok and add bhindi and little salt over it. Fry till the bhindis shrink in size. Take them out on a plate.
  • In the same wok, heat 2 tbsp, add chopped onions and saute till they become golden brown. Add ginger-garlic-chilli paste and fry for a minute.
  • Add tomato puree and cook for 3-4 minutes. Add red chilli powder, turmeric powder, garam masala and salt. Mix well.
  • Now add cumin-coriander powder, cashew powder and curd. Mix well. Add fried bhindis and mix again.
  • Cook for 3-4 minutes on medium flame and turn off the gas. Masala bhindi is ready.
  • Serve it with roti or naan with a garnishing of coriander leaves.

Tips:

  • Avoid using water while cooking bhindi as it will get sticky.
  • Don’t use sour curd. You can increase the quantity of curd according to your liking and taste.

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