In Bhindi raita or okra raita fried bhindi is used to mix along with yogurt and other spices. Bhindi's should be properly cooked so that they get tender, before mixing it with raita.
Ingredients for Bhindi Raita:
1 cup Yogurt (dahi)
1/2 cup lady finger, chopped circular (bhindi / okra)
10-15 fresh coriander leaves
2 table-spoon oil
1/2 t-spoon roasted ground cumin (Jeera)
1 green chilly, finely chopped
1/2 t-spoon salt
1/2 t-spoon kala namak (if not available, then take salt instead)
1/4 t-spoon red chillies powder (lal mirch)
1/4 t-spoon chat masala (Optional)
1/2 cup water
2 table-spoon mint leaves, finely chopped (Pudina)
1/2 t-spoon Mustard seeds
How to make Bhindi Raita:
- Take a non-stick fry pan and add oil to it, heat oil for a minute and simmer it, now add mustard seeds and chopped green chilly, when mustard seeds starts crackle, add chopped bhindi and fry it on medium-high heat. Heat it until it gets properly cooked, then turn off the heat and let it get cool at room temperature.
- Take a medium sized bowl and add yogurt to it. Mash it with a blender or madani/whisk until it gets smooth. Add water and remaining ingredients except Bhindi and again mix them well.
- Now, add Bhindi to it and mix it again. Refrigerate Bhindi raita for 1/2 hour
- Before serving, garnish Bhindi Raita with finely chopped coriander leaves and serve chilled.