How to make Bhindi Raita -

The crispiness of fried bhindi mixed with yogurt and masalas taste oh so good.

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Ladyfingers (bhindi), Yogurt (दही)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Raitas

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For more recipes related to Bhindi Raita checkout Bhindi ki Pachadi. You can also find more Raitas recipes like Lauki Palak Raita, Kakdi Nu Raitu, Mixed Vegetable Raita, Perfect Yogurt.

Bhindi Raita

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Hindi: bhindi
Also called as okra and gumbo in the rest of the world, ladyfingers are had best when cooked fresh. Stuff with a tangy masala, deep-fry to crisp with peanuts, serve in raita or batter fry as pakoras, this finger is definitely an all-rounder!  It even takes the sour of lemon or dry mango powder very well. When buying, look for young pods free of bruises, tender but not soft, and no more than four inches long.

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Bhindi Raita Recipe

  • Ladyfingers (bhindi) 250 grams

  • Yogurt 2½ cups

  • Oil for deep-frying

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Cumin powder roasted ¼ teaspoon

  • Chaat masala 1 teaspoon

  • Green chillies chopped 2

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 1 tablespoon

Method

Step 1

Cut ladyfingers into thin round slices.

Step 2

Heat sufficient oil in kadai. Deep-fry half the ladyfinger slices till crisp. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 3

Add ¼ teaspoon red chilli powder, salt, cumin powder, ¼ teaspoon chaat masala, green chillies and coriander leaves to the fried ladyfingers and mix well. Set aside.

Step 4

Put yogurt with salt, ¼ teaspoon red chilli powder, ¼ teaspoon chaat masala in a bowl and whisk well.

Step 5

Deep-fry remaining ladyfinger slices in hot oil till crisp. Drain on absorbent paper. Add remaining red chilli powder and chaat masala and mix well.

Step 6

Add the first batch of fried ladyfingers to the yogurt mixture and transfer into a serving bowl.

Step 7

Garnish with the second batch of fried ladyfingers and serve.

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