Okra yogurt raita

IMG_2340How to make Okra Yoghurt raita ?






  • Okra/ lady’s finger/ Bhindi/ bhendhakai – 250 gms or a good handful
  • cumin seeds- 1 tsp
  • carom seeds- 1/2 tsp
  • ghee- 1 tbsp
  • curry leaves – 6 to 7 leaves
  • green chilly- 1 ,chopped finely
  • grated ginger- 1 tsp
  • chat masala- 1 tsp (optional)
  • yogurt- 2 cups
  • salt to taste
  • sugar- 1tsp (optional)


  • Wash and dry the okra. Once they are dry chop them into inch long strips and keep them aside.
  • In a Saucepan, add the ghee and heat on medium high. Once ghee melts and is hot, add the cumin seeds and carom seeds to it and let it splatter.
  • To the above add the curry leaves, grated ginger and the chopped green chilly.
  • Let them fry for a minute and then add the chopped Okra and fry them until crisp.
  • In the meanwhile, beat the yogurt in a mixing bowl and add salt, sugar and chat masala (optional) to it and mix well. (add a little water if the yogurt/ curd is too thick it should be a semi-liquid consistency)
  • Once the okra is fried and crisp, add them to the yogurt mixture and mix well.
  • Serve them with rotis or rice or paranthas to Lord Krishna and enjoy His Prasadam.