How to make Bhindi Kadhi -

Ladyfingers in gramflour and yogurt gravy

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Ladyfingers (bhindi), Gram flour (besan) (बेसन)

Cuisine : Gujarati

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

For more recipes related to Bhindi Kadhi checkout Quick Bhindi Sabzi, Bendakaya Pulusu, Bhindi Amchur, Bharwan Bhindi . You can also find more Main Course Vegetarian recipes like Easy Pumpkin ki Sabzi Matar Paneer-SK Khazana Baingan Aloo Sukhi Sabzi Paneer Bhurji

Bhindi Kadhi

Bhindi Kadhi Recipe Card


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 : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Tangy

Ingredients for Bhindi Kadhi Recipe

  • Ladyfingers (bhindi) 250 grams

  • Gram flour (besan) 1/2 cup

  • Yogurt 2 cups

  • Turmeric powder 1 teaspoon

  • Curry leaves 4-6

  • Green chillies 2

  • Whole dry red chillies 2

  • Mustard seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Oil 1 tablespoon


Step 1

Clean, wash and dry bhindi. Remove bottom and tip and then cut in to an inch pieces. Wash green chillies and slit them.

Step 2

Mix besan with curd thoroughly, add app. 4 cups water and bring to a boil while stirring continuously. Reduce the flame, add curry leaves, green chillies and turmeric powder. Mix well.

Step 3

Continue cooking until it reduces to a medium thick consistency. Add bhindi and cook till soft. Heat oil in a small pan, add cumin seeds, mustard seeds, dry whole red chillies, and cook for a moment to let seeds crackle. Add this to kadhi, cover the pot for a minute and then mix well. Adjust salt. Serve hot.

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