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Okra with yogurt | Doi bhandi

  Okra or ladies' fingers  has been a part of Assamese cuisine for ages. I love to eat okra. I add okra in different dals , in fish currys , in meat currys and in making mix veggies sabji also whether dry or currys.  I cook many different okra recipes also. Such as masala bhandi, curry bhandi, okra with mustard seeds etc. But today I am sharing a recipe of okra cooked with yogurt. Doi bhandi or okra with yogurt is a simple yet delicious recipe. You can serve it as a side dish with rice.

   The recipe of Okra with yogurt | Doi bhandi


  • 10-15 mature okra
  • 1/2 tsp nigella seeds (kala jeera)
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
  • 2-3 tbsp yogurt
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • Salt to taste


  1. Wash Okra and cut both the ends. Cut in two parts.
  2. In a bowl take yogurt.  Add turmeric powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, red chilli powder and salt. Mix well.
  3. In a pan heat oil. Add nigella seeds. When crackling add okra.  Stir and fry. Close the pan and in low heat cook for 10-15 minutes.
  4. Open the pan and add yogurt mix. Stir and add 1/2 cup of water. Simmer and cook untill okra cooked well. Add garam masala before removing from heat.
  5.   Serve hot.