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Hyderabadi Special: Curd And Bhindi Masala Curry

By Debdatta Mazumder

Whenever you are talking about the state of 'Hyderabad', you not only talk about the 'Char Minar' or the 'Hyderabad Pearls' but also about the 'Nawabi' style cuisine that has won several hearts.

How can you forget the Hyderabadi biryani? You can have biryani in different states, but the authentic taste is what you get from Hyderabad, which is unmatched.

The vegetarians ones need not be disappointed reading this, as there are several authentic Hyderabadi veg recipes as well that are a hit in most places. Have you heard of the famous dahi bhindi masala recipe?

Well, if not, we suggest you prepare this once. It will surely leave everyone asking for more. Read below to know about the complete list of ingredients required and the procedure to follow.

Serves - 4

Preparation Time - 10 minutes

Cooking Time - 30 minutes


1. Bhindi (okra) - ½ kilo (cut into small pieces)

2. Onion - 2 (large and finely chopped)

3. Oil - 1½ tbsp

4. Tomatoes - 2 (finely chopped)

5. Ginger - ½ tsp (finely chopped)

6. Garlic paste - ½ tsp

7. Urad dal - 1 tsp

8. Red chilli powder - 1 tsp

9. Mustard seeds - ½ tsp

10. Turmeric powder - ½ tsp

11. Desiccated coconut - 1½ tsp

12. Garam masala - 1 tsp

13. Curry leaves - 4-5

14. Dry mango powder/Amchur - ½ tsp

15. Cashews - 10 (soaked in milk)

16. Kasoori methi - ½ tbsp (crushed)

17. Coriander powder - 1½ tsp

18. Yogurt - 1 cup

19. Salt to taste

20. Water - 2 cups

21. Asafoetida - a pinch

22. Cumin seeds - ½ tsp

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1. Grind milk-soaked cashews with coconuts into a fine paste and keep it aside.

2. Marinate the pieces of Bhindi with salt and keep it aside for at least 30 minutes.

3. Heat oil in a pan and deep fry the Bhindi pieces until those become crispy. Keep those on a kitchen towel, so that it soaks the extra oil.

4. Again, pour oil into the pan and temper with mustard seeds, cumin seeds, dry chilli, urad dal and curry leaves. Stir to make it turn a little brown in shade.

5. Add onions and ginger, and fry them until they become soft. Add red chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, kasoori methi, amchur powder, garlic paste and garam masala powder into the pan and fry well.

6. Add tomatoes into the spices and mix well again. Now, add the cashew and coconut paste and beaten yogurt into the pan.

7. Add the Bhindi pieces and mix well, so that they get coated well with the spices. Now, add water and cover the pan and let it boil for a few minutes.

8. Check the consistency of the curry. Add less of water if you want it to be a little thick. In case you want it runny, add water and salt accordingly.

Your Hyderabadi Dahi Bhindi Masala recipe is ready to be served. Serve it hot on a serving bowl.

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