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Hi Friends ,

Its  ” Gujarati Bhinda Ni Kadhi ” for you all today. People from other regions can relate to it as “Bhindi Kadhi / cousin of Bendekayi Majjigehuli / Yoghurt Stew With Okra“. Though we all like variety of food eating in restaurants…end of the day if you ask anyone,nothing can beat simple home cooked food. This bhindi kadhi represents comfort food for many. Its simple n humble ,its spicy n tangy n above all its so yummy..


Bhindi kadhi is basically roasted ladies finger boiled in a tempered flavored yoghurt gravy.Unlike other kadhis its little thick .. thanks to ladies finger.If you are bored of eating plain normal kadhi and looking for a change… then you must try this one… here we go…


Smitha Kalluraya
Course Side Dish
Cuisine gujarati
Servings 4 serving


  • 8 to 10 large bhindi / ladys finger
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Oil

To whisk:

  • 2 tbsp Gram Flour Besan
  • 2 cup sour curd /buttermilk
  • 1 tsp Carom seeds /Ajwain / oma
  • 1 tsp Red chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Haldi
  • to taste Salt
  • Sugar, ( optional )

To Temper

  • 1/2 tsp Mustard
  • 1 tsp Jeera
  • or 2 a pinch Asafoetida/ hing
  • 1/2 tsp Ginger, finely chopped or grated
  • 2 - 3 Green Chilli, finely chopped or grated
  • a few Curry Leaves
  • 2-3 tsp Oil


  • Wash,pat dry ,remove the stalk and cut okra to small bite size pieces.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Once hot add okra, sprinkle some salt and saute in between till its cooked. Cook uncovered.
  • Once okra is cooked,remove it to plate and keep aside.
  • Meanwhile ,when okra is cooking, take yogurt in a bowl,add besan. Whisk nicely such that there are no lumps .
  • To the whisked besan add carom seeds,red chilli powder,salt and water.
  • In a kadai, prepare the tempering.Take oil,add mustard seeds.Once they splutter add jeera,hing,curry leaves and green chilles. Saute for 1-2 mins.
  • Lower the heat, add yogurt and besan mixture. Swirl in between so that yoghurt should not curdle.
  • Let it come to a boil.As it boils you will notice that its thickening.So add some more water and adjust the consistency. It has to be watery initially coz wen u add okra it will again thicken.
  • Mix in okra and boil for another 2- 3 mins.
  • Switch off. Allow it to sit for 5-10 mins. Bhindi kadhi is ready to serve. Relish it with plain steamed rice / Khichdi / roti .


  1. You can use curd / buttermilk. But they must be sour. Else it won't taste nice.I normally do it with buttermilk only when i have left over stock to clear off.
  2. Before adding okra,consistency of kadhi must be thin. After adding okra it will again thicken.
  3. If you want you can add garlic/methi seeds/ slightly crushed cinnamon,cardamom etc.

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  • Reply
    nandoos Kitchen
    September 25, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    looks super tasty and well presented..

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    Poornima hegde
    September 25, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    Looks so juicy and yum.. My mum makes it a little different by grinding coconut with yogurt. love it!

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    September 25, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    sure tempting recipe…love those clicks

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    MonuTeena RecipesPassion
    September 25, 2014 at 4:54 pm

    such a beautiful looking dahe with bhindi 🙂

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    Sony P
    September 25, 2014 at 6:28 pm

    Tempting dahi wali bhindi!

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    Eliza Lincy
    September 25, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    Bhindi curry looks so yum. Mouth watering…

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    Shweet Spicess
    September 26, 2014 at 12:33 am

    Love this recipe!! Im saving it thanks

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    Priya Suresh
    September 26, 2014 at 9:34 am

    This kadhi is just torturing me, so tempting and droolworthy.

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    Eli Z
    September 26, 2014 at 9:50 am

    That looks delicious dear Smitha! Lovely pics

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    September 27, 2014 at 12:30 am

    Love it:-) with potato fry I can finish entire bowl

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    September 29, 2014 at 2:41 am

    Yes, I really like what you did with the two-toned bowl and the dried chilli placement. It looks very tasty and i L-O-V-E anything (halal) with okra! Yum!

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    techie ZM
    September 29, 2014 at 8:57 am

    looks tasty..

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    nishchitha N
    November 22, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    it was awesom smitha, just tried., thanx for teachin us such a tasty dish????

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