Bhindi (Okra) Raita Recipe

Okra Raita is a medley of crisp, crunch, flavor, coolness, eye-appeal and uniqueness. A little patience takes us a long way and is so worth the effort. Okra is a favorite vegetable for a lot of folks, so enjoy this great combination.
Bhindi (Okra) Raita
Recipe Ingredients

  • Bhindi /Okra – 1 lb
  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Mustard Seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Asafoetida – 1/8 tsp
  • Chaat Masala – 1 tsp or to taste
  • Salt – to taste
  • Red Chili Powder – to taste
  • Yogurt – 2 cups
  • Cilantro – few sprigs, chopped fine
  • Green Chilies – to taste, chopped fine
Recipe Method

  1. Wash, wipe and remove the end of the Okra.
  2. Using a Food Processor, pulse a few times to chop them.
  3. In a wide pan, heat Oil and add Mustard Seeds.Once they pop, add Asafoetida, and the finely chopped Okra.
  4. Add Chaat Masala, red Chili Powder and Salt and mix.
  5. Reduce heat to a low and cook Okra till it shrinks, gets crunchy and changes color.
  6. It will take a while and have patience and keep stirring so there is even cooking.
  7. When the Okra gets a dark brown color and it has shrunk quite a bit, it is done.
  8. Transfer to a bowl and allow to cool.
  9. In a serving bowl, beat the Yogurt and add Salt, Cilantro & Green Chilies and mix.
  10. At time of serving, sprinkle or mix in the Okra.

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