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Malai dahi bhindi
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5 from 2 votes

Malai Dahi Bhindi

creamy okra curry in delicious tangy milk and yogurt sauce
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Festive Recipe, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Punjabi Cuisine
Keyword: Bhindi, bhindi sabzi, dahi bhindi
Servings: 5 person
Author: Anjana Chaturvedi


  • 350 gms Okra /bhindi
  • 2 medium Tomatoes
  • 1 cup Yogurt / Dahi
  • 1 cup Abevia Milk
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder / Haldi Powder
  • 1 tbsp Kashmiri chili powder
  • to taste Salt / Namak
  • 1 tsp Dried Fenugreek / Kasoori Methi
  • 1 tbsp Coriander Powder / Dhaniya Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Garam masala

Tempering/ Tadka

  • 4 tbsp Cooking Oil
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds / Sabut Jeera
  • 2 Green Chillies / Hari Mirch


  • Wash and wipe bhindi/ okra and remove both ends.
  • Now halway slit the okra from the center and check from inside and then chop into big pieces
  • In a bowl add yogurt and all the dry spices and mix it well.
  • In a pan heat 4 tbsp ghee or oil and saute the okra pieces on medium heat so they get a nice golden color and become semi cooked.
  • Remove the bhindi in a plate.
  • In the same pan add 3 tbsp oil and add 1 tsp cumin and 2 chopped green chilies and 2 chopped medium tomatoes .
  • Add salt and turmeric , cover and cook till tomatoes become soft.
  • Now mash the tomatoes with the ladle to make them smooth , now add the yogurt mix in the pan after lowering the heat.
  • Keep stirring till it start boiling.
  • Now add 1/2 cup Abevia milk or 1 cup full fat milk or 4 tbsp of fresh cream.
  • Keep stirring to avoid curdling of the mixture.
  • When it start boiling add kasoori methi and inch garam masala.
  • Add the okra pieces , stir to mix and add around 1/2 to 1 cup water as per your choice of gravy.
  • Cover and cook till the okra become soft and the gravy start releasing some oil around the sides of the pan.
  • Serve Delicious Malai bhindi with paratha, Naan or Rice