How to make Dahi Bhindi - Ladyfingers cooked with yogurt and besan

This recipe is from the book khazana of healthy tasty recipes.

Main Ingredients : Yogurt (दही), Ladyfingers

Cuisine : Maharashtrian

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

Dahi Bhindi

The Maharashtrian hospitality is legendary. The cuisine has subtle variety and strong flavours and varies from region to region. In ancient times in the more affluent homes, feasts often started at mid-day and ended when the sun set! The presentation of food was alluring with a practice to sing sacred verses to dedicate the meal to God.
Maharashtrian cuisine covers a wide range from being extremely mild to very spicy dishes. Wheat, rice, jowar, vegetables, lentils and fruit form important components of Maharashtrian diet. 
Everybody knows about the unbeatable taste of the Mumbai’s chaats! But there is so much more to explore and savour in the other regions of Maharashtra. 

For more recipes related to Dahi Bhindi checkout Dahi Bhindi, Dahi Ki Sabzi, Dahi Wali Arbi, Dahi Parwal . You can also find more Main Course Vegetarian recipes like Aloo Mangodi, Potato Sukka, Quinoa Upma with Mushrooms, Dahi Ki Arbi.

Dahi Bhindi Recipe Card

Dahi Bhindi

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Sour

Ingredients for Dahi Bhindi Recipe

  • Yogurt whisked 1 1/2 cups

  • Ladyfingers 400 grams

  • Oil 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Gram flour (besan) 5 tablespoons

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Dried red chillies 3

  • Coriander powder 2 teaspoons


Step 1

Wipe ladyfingers dry with a clean kitchen towel. Cut into large pieces.

Step 2

Heat oil in a non stick pan, add ladyfingers and salt. Toss and cook on medium heat for 3-4 minutes.

Step 3

Roast besan in another non stick pan till fragrant.

Step 4

Place yogurt in a bowl. Add turmeric powder and salt and whisk till smooth.

Step 5

Cut red chillies into pieces and add to ladyfingers along with coriander powder. Toss again.

Step 6

Add roasted besan, mix well and cook for another 2-3 minutes.

Step 7

Add yogurt mixture. Mix well, lower heat, cover and cook for 10-15 minutes, stirring once a while.

Step 8

Serve hot.

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