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Bhindi (Okra) in Yogurt

Curry that can be served with rice or bread.


  • 500 g bindi (okra or lady fingers)
  • 1 medium onion sliced
  • 1 tsp. cumin seeds
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  • 1 tsp. mustard seeds
  • 1/2 cup sunflower oil
  • 500 g yogurt
  • 1 tsp. salt or to your taste
  • 1 tsp. ginger paste
  • 2 green chilies chopped
  • 1 small piece of hing (asafoetida)


Wash the lady fingers and wipe dry to remove the rough skin. Cut into pieces and set aside. Heat the oil and fry the lady fingers till dry.

Drain from oil and set aside. If there's oil leftover from frying, take 1 tablespoon oil. Fry the onion till light brown.

Then add the seeds, chilies and ginger paste. Add the turmeric powder and the fried lady fingers. Stir in the yogurt and add the hing. Let the curry simmer for a few minutes and serve.

Hing helps in digestion,it also used when boiling legumes to prevent flatulence.

Servings: 4-5
Time:20-25 Minutes Preparation Time
20 Minutes Cooking Time

By Dorty from SA

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