Bhindi/Okra/Ladies Finger – Raita/Dip

Bhindi raita1


Bhindi raita brings a nice variation to the typical raita by adding shallow fried okra to the beaten curd mixture. Roasted coconut flakes gives the crunchiness to the dish and sesame seeds add nutty flavour.

Yields: 2-3 servings
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes


  • Okra/bhindi/Ladies finger -250 gms
  • Yogurt/curd-2cups
  • Dry coconut flakes-2tbsp
  • Cumin powder-1/2tsp
  • Oil-1tbsp
  • Red chilli powder-1/4tsp
  • Salt- as per taste
  • Chopped coriander- for garnish


  • Wash the whole bhindi and dry in a clean kitchen towel/tissue
  • Cut into thin rings and set aside.
  • Dry roast coconut flakes and sesame seeds in a non-stick pan and transfer it to a plate and set aside.
  • Now in the same pan heat oil add okra/bhindi and fry on a medium high flame until tender and crisp and allow it cool a bit.
  • Whisk the curd/yogurt in a bowl till smooth
  • Add chilli powder, cumin powder, salt, fried bhindi and mix well.
  • Garnish raita with coconut flakes, sesame seeds and chopped coriander.

Bhindi raita2

Serve with Mixed Sprouts Biryani

Sprout rice7

Oats and Flaxseed Roti:

Oats flaxseed Chapati final


  • Spices can be personalised as per the taste.
  • Using coconut flakes and sesame seeds are optional.

About Chitra Jagadish

My passion for Cooking & love to explore healthy recipes. This blog is a result from it and am here to share 'Recipes for Healthy living'...Its all about 'FOOD and HEALTH'

Posted on June 20, 2015, in Dips, Indian and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 27 Comments.

  1. Ummey @notbikiniready

    this looks yummy!


  2. Super delicious, Okra is my favorite and this is YUM 🙂


  3. Never heard about it


  4. Looks yummy Chitra 🙂


  5. yummy! A favorite raita of mine!


  6. I have to start trying to cook with okra. I only ever see it used in east indian & west indian (carribbean) cooking.


    • Please do try and okra because of its gluey nature many tend to avoid but when stir fried on low flame will decrease the glueiness and I would recommend freshones. …thanx for your visit and comment …..have a lovely day…..


  7. wow ! Yummy !!


  8. This must taste like heaven! I am gonna ask my mom to try it. You are awesome! 😀


  9. This sounds so good and creamy with the yogurt–great for summer!


  10. Mouth-watering! 🙂 Can have it as it is 🙂

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