Bhinda, Lili Dungri and Lasan Kadhi - Okra, Spring Onion and Fresh Garlic in seasoned gram flour and yogurt soup.

















Bhinda, Lili Dungri and Lasan Kadhi, hugely popular and hit in my family as we are 'Kadhi' loving family.  and got inspired by my mum's recipe Lili Dungri ( Spring Onion ) Kadhi and came up with this recipe.




Bhinda, Lili Dungri and lasan Kadhi, is spicy, sour in taste and has thicker consistency almost like Punjabi Kadhi, unlike the Gujarati Kadhi which has sweet, sour and spicy flavours. It can be served with round and soft gujarati rotlis or Bajra Rotla ( Millet flour roti ).

You will need :-

  • 250 g Bhinda ( Okra )
  • 400 ml full fat plain sour yogurt 
  • 4 tbsp. gram flour ( Besan )
  • 4-5 tbsp. chopped spring onion
  • 2 tbsp. chopped green garlic 
  • Pinch turmeric powder
  • Pinch hing 
  • Salt to taste
  • 3-4 tbsp. oil
  • 1 tsp. mustard and cumin seeds
  • 2 tbsp. ginger, garlic and green chilli paste
  • 4-5 dry red chillies
  • Pinch methi seeds ( Optional )
  • 10-12 fresh curry leaves
  • 2 tbsp. fresh coriander leaves

Method :-
Wash and Clean Okra, then dry completely with clean kitchen towel or kitchen tissue paper.
Apply little lemon juice on knife ( this prevents the knife getting too sticky )  and cut  the okra about 1" size.
Heat about 2 tbsp. oil in a thick bottom kadai or pan, add mustard seeds, once it's crackle add cumin and methi seeds.
Add dry red chillies and fresh curry leaves and fry for few seconds.
Then add ginger, garlic and green chilli paste and sauté for few seconds.
Once raw smell go off, add green garlic. spring onion and cook for couple of minutes.
Add okra and salt and cook okra on high heat for 7-8 minutes or until okra looks dry and stickiness goes away.
Meanwhile in a bowl combine yogurt, besan , salt, turmeric and hing.
Add little water and mix well, so there are no lumps in the yogurt mixture.
Add yogurt mixture mixture into the cooked okra and keep the heat on low.
Slowly stir the yogurt mixture, if the mixture is too thick add little water.
Let the kadhi come to a boil and simmer for another 8-10 minutes.
Add fresh coriander leaves.
Once you achieved the consistency of kadhi, prepare for another tadka ( tempering )
Heat oil in a small pan , and add cumin seeds once seeds crackle pour the tadka on cooked Bhinda Kadhi.
Serve Bhinda Kadhi hot with Chapatti, Paratha or rice.
I love to have mine with Bajra Rotla .




















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23 comments

  1. Lovely write up. Perfect pictures. Yummy kadhi. Tum nahin toh sahi, tumhara camera toh bhej de Jagruti.
    Enjoyed your shopping experience and even I am like yiu, just stuff the bag and move off .

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    1. Hahahaha...thanks Niv for the lovely comment. I'll come with the camera, how's that! So true, itna time kahan hota hai chun chun ke sabji lene main :P

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  2. I have never had bhindi kadhi as I always cook my bhindi dry. This is in fear that any liquid added to bhindi will make a sticky mush. You have proved me wrong. The recipe looks great.

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    1. Thanks Nayna for the lovely words. You must come every month to my house so I can cook every time different dish for you. I've already thought of making a couple of dishes for you:)Let's meet next month.

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  3. Wow Jagruti...I've grown up eating bhinda ni kadhi. My hubby loves it so its like every 10-15 days I make it. However never made it with green onion, must try it for a different flavor.

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    1. Thanks mayuri :) Please do try this recipe with Spring onion, I am sure your husband will like it.

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  4. I love kadhi and this bhinda kadhi seems extra yummy as I love bhinda! Fabulous photos Jagruti!

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    1. Thanks Sandhya! Love Kadhi too and this one is delicious!

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  5. Yumm kadhi. Love it . Love bhinda kadhi and can eat with a spoon just like that.. awesome pictures . Lovely recipe

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  6. I have only added bhindi in sambhar but never in kadhi, this one looks so tempting and must have taste amazing with roti.

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    1. Try this recipe Sapana, you'll love it :) Thanks for a lovely comment.

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  7. How awesome.. This is lip smacking delicious with some piping hot rice..

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  8. such lovely flavors in kadhi. I am a big kadhi fan and i am so happy to see a great variation.

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    1. Same here, huge kadhi fan :) Okra adds a more value to the kadhi. Thanks !

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  9. I love Kadhi but somehow never make this combination. Yours looks good and do need to make sometime.

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    1. Thanks jaya..please do try it, I am sure you'll like it.

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  10. Seeing the fresh okra is a bliss...the ingredients lists is interesting..love the curry

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  11. What an interesting story tale you told about Indian store shopping an actually I have also witnessed similar kind of scenes. Bhinda Kadhi is a new recipe to me, but I am a huge Bhindi fan and love to experiment with it. Will trying cooking bhindi his way too.

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  12. You mean habits die hard. This is typically how we behave in market in here. As for the kadhi it sounds awesome

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