Spicy Bhindi recipe

Bhindi ( Lady fingers) is liked by all  in my house and is the only vegetable which my kids eat without creating a fuss. So I prepare bhindi in number of ways. Some of the bhindi recipes on this blog are Kurkuri Bhindi, Dahi Bhindi and Bhindi Masala. I personally feel that bhindi tastes good any which way you prepare it.  Achari dahi bhindi is a tangy bhindi sabzi  prepared with curds, tomatoes, and an assortment of spices.


½ Kg Bhindi (lady fingers)                             
4 tbsp Oil                                            
1 tsp Mustard seeds                                      
2 tsp Fennel seeds (saunf)                           
¼ tsp Fenugreek seeds (methi) 
½ tsp Onion seeds  (Kalonji)                        
¼ tsp Asafoetida (Hing)                
2 Tomatoes  (chopped)                
1 tsp Ginger                                                      
½ cup Curd                                                         
1 tsp Chilly powder                                        
¼ tsp Turmeric powder                                
1 tsp Coriander powder                
1 tsp Cumin powder                      
Salt as per taste                                                                                                                  


  • Wash the bhindi and wipe it dry.
  • Cut the head and slit the bhindi into four, lengthwise.
  • Heat 3 tbsp oil in a non stick pan, add the bhindi and shallow fry them for 10 minutes. Remove and keep aside.
  • Take the curds in a mixing bowl. Whisk it well. Add chilly powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, salt and mix well. Keep it aside.
  • Heat the remaining 1 tbsp oil in the same pan and add fennel seeds, mustard seeds, onion seeds, fenugreek seeds and hing and saute for a few seconds.
  • Add the ginger and saute for few seconds more and add the tomatoes. Mix well and cook for 4 to 5 minutes until the tomatoes become mushy.
  • Add the curd mixture, mix well and cook for a minute, stirring continuously.
  • Add the shallow fried bhindi, salt, mix well and cook for 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Serve Achari Dahi Bhindi  with rotis.


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