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Monday, May 25, 2015

Dahi Bhindi / Okra in Yogurt Sauce



This is a North Indian dish served as a gravy for Poori, chapathi and Roti's. Before, I had heard of this dish but never tried so when I searched for recipe I found many but every recipe had some extra ingredients, some changes in the procedure of cooking. So I took common ingredients which I found in those recipes and prepared by my own method. It was really yumm and I would like you guys to try this out .

Preparation Time : 10 min
Cooking Time       : 20 min
Serves                   : 4

Ingredients ::

English Name For Ingredients
Hindi Names For Ingredients
Quantity
Okra Or Ladies Fingers
भिन्डी
200 gm
Oil
तेल
5 tbsp
Onion
प्याज
1
Mustard Seeds
सरसों के बीज
1 tbsp
Curry Leaves
करी पत्ते
8-10
Cumin Seeds
जीरा
1/2 tbsp
Dry Red Chillies
सूखी लाल मिर्च
1
Garam Masala Powder
गरम मसाला पाउडर
1/2 tbsp
Turmeric Powder
हल्दी पाउडर
1/2 tbsp
Red Chilli Powder
लाल मिर्च पाउडर
1 tbsp
Coriander Powder
धनिया पाउडर
1 tbsp
Chickpea flour
बेसन
2 tbsp
Yogurt
दही
1 Cup
Coriander Leaves Chopped
हरा धनिया
1 tbsp
Salt
नमक
To taste


Preparations :






  1. Wash the ladies fingers and cut into half inch size (See the pic above). Heat a pan add around 2 tbsp oil and roast the okra pieces with little salt in a very low flame. I suggest you to roast in non stick pan. Close with a lid and roasting procedure will take minimum 10 minutes.
  2. Keep sautéing in between so that the pieces should not stick to the pan. Once it is cooked properly it will turn into blackish green color. Remove the pieces onto plate and keep aside.
  3. Keep the other ingredients ready to prepare the yogurt sauce. Heat a skillet in a medium flame. Add remaining oil, when it is hot add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, curry leaves and dry red chillies (cut into half). Add finely chopped onion as well and roast the onion till golden.
  4. Add garam masala powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and red chilli powder and saute for few seconds. Add Besan & salt and saute for about one minute.
  5. Turn off the flame and remove the pan from the stove. You have to add yogurt and stir well. Once it is mixed properly add roasted ladies finger and mix well. Heat the pan again in a very low flame for about 2 minutes.
  6. You can add water until you get a consistency of your choice. Normally this will be a thick gravy. Sprinkle the coriander leaves and turn off the flame.
  7. Serve hot along with poori's, Naan, Chapathi, Kulcha, All kinds of Roti's also as a side dish to rice items.

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