3 June 2014

Okra (Bhindi) Raita

If you've some unused Okra or ladies fingers in the fridge..or a few from the batch went soggy, no problem. Use them in this refreshing and very simple raita recipe.

                                                           LADIES FINGER RAITA

Ingredients :

Ladies Fingers - 5 to 6
Salt to taste
Beaten curds - 1 cup
Oil for frying
For Tempering :
Oil - 1 tbsp
Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Dry Red Chili - 1 small

Chopped coriander for garnish

Method : 

1. Wash and dry the ladies fingers till max moisture is taken out. Cut them into thin slices.

2. Heat oil for frying and reduce to medium heat.

3. Deep fry the ladies fingers slices till crispy, but not over-fried. Drain the excess oil.

4. In a serving bowl, add the beaten curds and salt to taste. Add the fried bhindi to it and mix gently.

5. Prepare tempering by heating the 1 tbsp oil, add mustard seeds and let crackle. Now add the red chili and fry for a minute. Pour over the raita and mix again.
Garnish with chopped coriander.

Serve with any dish.


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