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bhindi raita recipe | okra raita | lady finger raita | fried okra in spicy yoghurt | with 11 amazing images.
bhindi raita recipe is deep-fried ladies finger, when added to curds and seasoned with spice powders and black salt, results in a tongue-tickling lady finger raita.
Many people are afraid of using ladies finger in a bhindi raita as they think it will get gooey. But, you will pleasantly surprised to see that it is a best-fit for raitas. You just need to know the right way of including it.
The cripy fried bhindi tastes heavenly when had in the bhindi raita form. The ingredients used for making this quick bhindi raita are very basic, you can prepare this raita in hardly 10 mins.
Serve this bhindi raita immediately on preparation to enjoy the crispness of the deep-fried bhindi.
So, next time you have guests coming over or a special occasion at home surprise your family with this unique bhindi raita recipe!!
Good to serve fried okra in spicy yoghurt with rice delicacies like pulaos and biryanis or with just plain parathas or theplas.
Enjoy bhindi raita recipe | okra raita | lady finger raita | fried okra in spicy yoghurt | with detailed step by step recipe photos and video below.
- To make bhindi raita, heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan and deep-fry the ladies finger, on a medium flame till they turn crisp and golden brown in colour. Drain on an absorbent paper and keep aside.
- Just before serving, combine all the remaining ingredients in a deep bowl, add the deep-fried ladies finger and mix well.
- Serve the bhindi raita immediately garnished with coriander.
Bhindi Raita recipe with step by step photos
What are Raitas ? Raita is a quintessential accompaniment for any Indian meal. It adds a refreshing note, making the heaviest of meals seem light and digestible. Simply put, raita means veggies and/or fruits in curd.
South Indians temper the raita with mustard and red chillies, while in the North it is served with a sprinkling of spice powders. A raita can be standalone, like Tomato Raita, Pineapple Raita or Onion Raita. Or, it can be a combo of fruits and veggies like Dill and Cucumber Raita.
Often, a garnish of coriander or mint is added to give the raita a herby punch. The herb itself can be the focus of a raita, as in the case of the popular Mint Raita!
You can also make fun-packed raitas like the Boondi Raita, which appeal to kids as well as adults. Get creative with the fruit-veggie combos and garnishes too.
When you are in the mood for some experimentation, try garnishing your raita with crushed toasted papad just before serving. Or, add some roasted cashews or crushed peanuts for a crunchy interlude. Unleash your imagination, and you will realize the world of raitas is endless.
To make bhindi raita recipe | okra raita | lady finger raita | fried okra in spicy yoghurt | heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan.
Deep-fry the ladies finger, on a medium flame till they turn crisp and golden brown in colour.
Drain on an absorbent paper and keep aside.
Further, in a deep bowl take whisked curds. We have used homemade curds. Lean how to make homemade curds.
Add cumin seed powder. It gives adds in an earthy flavor in the raita.
Add chilli powder.
Add black salt. It will help in giving the raita a sharp taste.
Add the deep fried bhindis.
Mix bhindi raita | okra raita | lady finger raita | fried okra in spicy yoghurt | well using a spoon.
Serve bhindi raita | okra raita | lady finger raita | fried okra in spicy yoghurt | immediately garnished with coriander leaves.
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