July 24, 2014

Bhindi raita recipe - bhende or bendekayi raita recipe - ladies finger raita - how to make okra raita

Bhindi or ladies finger  raita recipe - This is a simple and easy raita recipe prepared to accompany the spicy main course and rice. Nothing can be a better cooler than chilled raitas when you have a spicy main course in your platter. Like other raita, this raita is also made using strained yogurt. If you use the strained yogurt, the raita doesn't turn watery. Otherwise, you will miss those creamy yummy texture and great taste. I rarely make it since it needs deep fried ladies finger and I want to avoid deep frying as I don't like to add much oil in the diet. After frying, the ladies finger shrink and become very small. I served this bhindi raita as a side dish for rice and spicy curry. It was really delicious.

bhindi raita in a large bowl

Preparation time 15 minutes
Cooking time 10 minutes
Serves  3

2 cups chilled thick curd / yogurt
250 grams roundly chopped bhindi / bendekayi / okra
1 tsp sugar
2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
1 tsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1 green chilli, finely chopped
Salt to taste

  • Pour the chilled yogurt in a stainless steel soup strainer and keep it  aside for 15 minutes.  Deep fry the roundly chopped ladies finger till crisp and set aside. 
  • Transfer the strained thick curd to a large bowl. Add the sugar, fried bhindis, coriander leaves and salt.
  •  Make a tempering of mustard seeds and chopped green chillies. Pour it on the curd. Mix well and serve chilled. 
bhindi raita in a serving bowl


  1. Mouthwatering raita...... Love to try out!!

  2. Delicious bhindi raita.


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