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Dahi Bhindi/Okra Yogurt Curry

Dahi Bhindi/Okra Yogurt Curry is creamy, slightly spicy and tangy curry that goes well with any Indian Flatbread like roti, paratha, naan or rice. An easy curry to prepare, it is a different way to enjoy okra or bhindi from the usual dry preparation.
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course sabji, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4


  • 250 g okra, bhindi
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 cup onion finely chopped
  • 1 -1½ tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • 6-8 fenugreek seeds
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 1 tsp green chilli paste
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 2 tbsp chickpea flour, besan
  • 1-2 dry red chillis whole
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 1 tbsp kasuri methi
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • ¼ tsp garam masala
  • 2-3 tbsp fresh coriander chopped


  • Wash and wipe the okra with a kitchen towel.
  • Trim the ends.
  • Cut the okra into pieces about 1-1½ inch long.


  • Heat 2 tbsp of oil from the measured amount in a wide pan over medium heat.
  • When it becomes hot, add the chopped okra/ bhindi.
  • Sprinkle some salt from the measured amount, but not too much.
  • Add sprinkle a generous pinch of the turmeric powder from the measured amount.
  • Stir fry the okra/bhindi for 5 minutes.
  • Remove the okra/bhindi from the pan using a slotted spoon and keep on the side till required.


  • Add the remaining oil in the wide pan. Heat it over medium heat.
  • When the oil is hot, add fenugreek seeds first. Then add mustard seeds and cumin seeds.
  • Add the curry leaves and dried red chillis.Mix well.
  • Add chopped onion. Stir fry till they become soft.
  • Lower the heat. Add chickpea flour/ besan. Stir fry till it becomes light pink in colour.
  • Add garlic paste, and stir fry for a minute. Add ginger and green chilli pastes and stir fry for 30 seconds or so.
  • Add kasuri methi, salt and turmeric powder. Mix well.
  • Add yogurt and keep stirring constantly till the curry begins to thicken.
  • Add coriander powder and garam masala. Mix well.
  • Add the stir fried okra/bhindi. Mix well.
  • Allow the curry to cook over low heat till the okra/bhindi gets cooked. It should not be too soft and mushy. Should have a bite to it but must not be raw.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander and serve hot with roti, paratha, phulka, naan or rice.
Keyword dahi bhindi, okra yogurt curry, yogurt