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Hyderabadi Dahi Bhindi

Tanuja G
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Prep Time
25 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Hyderabadi Dahi Bhindi RECIPE

This is one of the rich, vegetarian dishes in the vast Hyderabadi cuisine. Made with bhindi, cashew nuts et al, the dish has a wonderful aroma. A very relishing curry for Hyderabad's famous rumaali rotis or the ubiquitous bagaara chawal.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Medium
  • Everyday
  • Hyderabadi
  • Main Dish

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. 1/2 a kilo tender ladies fingers
  2. 15-20 cashew nuts soaked in enough milk
  3. 5 teaspoons of grated fresh coconut
  4. 1tsp each of mustard seeds cumin seeds urad dal
  5. 4 to 5 whole red chillies
  6. 2 medium sized onions - diced
  7. 2 medium sized tomatoes - diced
  8. 1 teaspoon of ginger garlic paste
  9. 2 teaspoons coriander powder
  10. 1 teaspoon garam masala
  11. 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  12. 1 sprig of curry leaves
  13. a pinch of hing
  14. salt to taste
  15. 2 cups of water
  16. 1 cup of beaten thick curds
  17. 1 teaspoon red chilly powder
  18. 1/2 teaspoon kasuri methi
  19. 1/2 teaspoon amchoor powder
  20. 3 tablespoons of oil to roast bhindi
  21. coriander leaves to garnish


  1. Cut bhindi into 1 inch pieces and shallow fry in 1-2 tsp of oil. Keep aside.
  2. Soak cashew nuts in some milk for half an hour and grind it together with coconut powder.
  3. In the same pan, add mustard seeds. Let splutter.
  4. Add cumin seeds. Fry for 5 secs.
  5. Add urad dal. Let it turn brown.
  6. Add red chillies followed by curry leaves. Fry them for 10 secs.
  7. Add diced onions. Fry them till they turn translucent.
  8. Add ginger garlic paste, hing.
  9. After a minute, add diced tomatoes. Cook till they get mushy.
  10. Add coriander powder, garam masala, salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, crushed kasuri methi and amchur powder. Mix well.
  11. Add the cashew-coconut paste.
  12. Add water. Check for the consistency. It shouldn't be runny or too thick . Let it boil.
  13. Switch off the gas and add a cup curds and fried okra.
  14. Now, switch on the gas and simmer it for 3-4 mins. Keep stirring as needed.

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Anju Bhagnari
Anju Bhagnari   Jun-17-2016

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