Thursday, 27 June 2013

Bhindi Raita/Okra Yogurt Dip

Okra is usually one among the favourite veggies for all. It is so  versatile that it could be used in different forms of vegetarian cooking in the form of dry side dish or a gravy dish or even in raitas. Wowed? You will not fail to keep few portion of the okras from now on from the basket of okras at your home after going through this post of mine to prepare raita, yes Bhindi raita/Okra Yogurt Dip.
I was left amazed when I got this raita recipe of Sanjeev Kapoor's. His recipe calls for deep frying the chopped bhindi before preparing raita. I rather tweaked in by just sautéing the chopped okra in little oil till they turned crisp giving you the feeling almost similar to deep fried ones. Here I share the very simple easy to follow recipe of okra/bhindi raita



Ingredients:
Okra-10-15
Creamy Yogurt-1 cup
Red Chilly powder-a generous pinch
Turmeric powder-a generous pinch
Black salt/Kala namak- a pinch
Chat masala-1/4 tsp+ a pinch
Salt to taste
Oil-1 tbsp

Recipe:
  1. Clean okras and pat them dry in a kitchen towel. Once fully dry chop them fine into thin slices. In a pan add oil and when hot add these chopped okras and sauté till they get tender.
  2. Now add turmeric powder, salt, red chilly powder and cook for a while without covering and without adding any water on a very low flame till they turn little brown and get wrinkled and crisp.
  3. Now add 1/4 tsp of chat masala and allow them to cool down.
  4. Whisk the fresh creamy yogurt once and add it to the cooled okras.
  5. Transfer it to a serving bowl and garnish with a pinch of black salt and chat masala on top and enjoy this delicious raita with flat bread or rice or as such because it tastes heavenly.


Enjoy the dish! n don't forget Eat and Eat little MORE.. :)