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Bhindi Kadhi Recipe

Bhindi Kadhi-Okra Curry

Safiya | Feast with Safiya
Stir fried Okra cooked in Indian spices added to the whole spices tempered thick Curry made from Yogurt and Chickpea flour-based. Delicious meal made with all fresh ingredients in 30 minutes.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Servings 5
Calories 252 kcal


For Okra(Bhindi)

  • 1 pound Fresh Okra
  • 1 ½ teaspoon Cumin-Coriander Powder
  • ½ teaspoon Kashmiri Chili Powder , 1 teaspoon for spicy
  • ¼ teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 3 tablespoons Oil
  • Salt to taste

For Curry(Kadhi)

  • 2 cups Plain Yogurt , Preferably full-fat Indian yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons Chickpea Flour
  • 2 cups Water
  • ¼ teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 2 tablespoons Oil or Ghee
  • ¼ teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon Fenugreek Seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon Mustard Seeds
  • 2-3 Cloves
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick
  • 2-3 Peppercorns
  • Few Curry Leaves
  • 2 tablespoons Cilantro , chopped
  • 2 Green Chilies , optional
  • Salt to taste


For Okra(Bhindi)

  • Wash Okra thoroughly under running water. Dry them completely and cut the tops. Slice okra into ¼ to ½ inch round pieces.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat. Add sliced Okra into the skillet. Add salt and turmeric and cumin-coriander powder. Mix everything well and cook it on medium-high for 4 to 5 minutes or until okra softens and slimy water evaporates while stirring occasionally.
  • Bring the heat down to low and add chili powder. Stir well and cook for an additional 1 to 2 minutes. Turn the heat off and set the Okra aside.

For Kadhi(Curry)

  • Whisk Yogurt, Chickpea flour, Water, Curry leaves, Salt, and Turmeric until no flour lumps are left. Heat oil or ghee in a large pan on medium heat.
  • Add all the whole spices to the oil. Once spices start to change color add whole green chilies, and all the yogurt-chickpea mixture.
  • Bring the heat down to medium-low and boil while stirring continuously until thick. Add stir-fried Okra into the Kadhi and mix it gently.
  • Turn the heat off. Garnish it with cilantro and serve it with plain Rice or Roti(Indian flat bread).


Chop or Coarsely grind the Green chilies for the authentic spicy taste. 
Keyword Bhindi Kadhi, Bhindi Stir-Fry, Okra Curry