Dhaba Style Dahi Bhindi Recipe

This traditional North Indian dish features okra cooked in a spiced yogurt gravy, perfect for a comforting and flavorful meal.




Key Points:

  • Creamy and flavorful yogurt okra dish
  • Authentic dhaba style recipe with traditional Indian spices
  • Vegetarian dish perfect for lunch or dinner


Number of Servings and Serving Size: Serves 4, serving size is 1 cup


Preparation and Cooking Time: 30 minutes


Cuisine Categories: North Indian, Punjabi


List of Equipment:

  1. Pan
  2. Knife
  3. Cutting board
  4. Mixing bowl
  5. Serving bowl


List of Ingredients:

  • 1 lb okra, washed and trimmed
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh cilantro for garnish


Detailed Step-by-Step Directions:

  1. Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds.
  2. Add chopped onions and sauté until golden brown.
  3. Add tomatoes, turmeric powder, coriander powder, red chili powder, and salt. Cook until tomatoes are soft.
  4. Add chopped okra and cook until tender.
  5. In a separate bowl, whisk yogurt until smooth.
  6. Slowly add yogurt to the okra mixture, stirring continuously.
  7. Cook for another 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  8. Garnish with fresh cilantro and serve hot with rice or roti.


Nutrition Information:

Calories Protein Fat Carbohydrates Fiber
150 5g 8g 14g 4g


Benefits: Okra is a good source of fiber, antioxidants, and vitamins, while yogurt provides probiotics for gut health.


Serving Tips: Serve dahi bhindi with naan, roti, or steamed rice for a complete meal.


Tips and Tricks of Recipe:

  • Make sure to cook the okra until tender but not mushy.
  • Adjust the spice levels according to your preference.


Variations of Recipe:

  • Add cashew paste for a richer gravy.
  • Garnish with fried onions for extra flavor.


FAQs & Answers:

Can I use Greek yogurt instead of plain yogurt?

Yes, Greek yogurt can be used for a creamier texture.


Can I use frozen okra for this recipe?

Yes, frozen okra can be used, but ensure it is thawed and drained before cooking.


How long does this dahi bhindi last in the fridge?

It can be stored in an airtight container for up to 2 days.


Can I use canned tomatoes instead of fresh?

Yes, canned tomatoes can be used as a substitute.


Can I skip the onions in this recipe?

Onions add flavor but can be omitted if necessary.



Enjoy this delicious and creamy dhaba style dahi bhindi recipe for a taste of authentic North Indian cuisine. Perfect for a comforting and flavorful meal for the whole family.