Dahi Wale Bindhi / Ladies Finger Gravy with Curd

Ingredients

  • 2 Onions 1-finely chopped and another 1- cut into 4 parts and separated into layers like petals.
  • Tomatoes 1 medium sized finely chopped
  • Ladies Finger -1 cup cut into 1 inch each
  • Ginger Garlic paste 1 tsp
  • Curd 1 cup Nicely whisked
  • Chili powder 2 tsp
  • Corriander powder 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
  • Cumin seeds 1 tsp
  • Green chilies 2-3 finely chopped
  • Oil for shallow frying and cooking.

Method

  • To begin with shallow fry the ladies finger with some oil for about 4-5 mins and transfer them on to a plate. The ladies finger should be cooked and have a crunch. In the same pan, fry the onion petals. Ensure to retain the crunch of the onion as well.
  • In a wok, add more oil once oil is hot include cumin seeds . Allow it to crackle, add half a teaspoon of ginger garlic paste and roast them. Now include the green chillies and saute for a minute.
  • Once the green chille are fried, add finely chopped onions and saute til they turn transparent . Now add the tomatoes and let them cook till it turns mushy . Meanwhile, take a bowl of curd and whisk it well, add the chilli powder, corriander powder and the turmeric powder and mix them well with the curd.
  • Once the tomatoes are completely cooked add in the curd mixture and stir the mixture continuously (this will avoid the splitting of the curd mixture) Let the curd mixture combine well. Ensure u cook in low flame. Bring it to boil.
  • Now slowly add in water to adjust the consistency as per your choice. Add some salt at this point and keep stirring.
  • Lastly mix the fried ladies finger and the onions to this mixture and let it cook in the mixture for 2-3 minutes.

Dahi wale bindi is ready to serve. It tastes best with Rotis and phulkas.

Notes:

  • Ensure to cook the ladies finger well before adding it to the curd mixture toward the end.
  • The spice levels can be increased or decreased as per your choice.
  • Make sure the curd is whisked well before adding it to the onion-tomato masala.
  • After adding the curd please cook in low flame so that the curd doesn’t split or break.

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