Bhindi Raita Recipe – How to Make Okra Raita

Bhindi Raita Recipe is a spiced yogurt mixed with fried bhindi and can be a nice side dish to most flavored rice recipe.

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Offlate there is  lot of discussion about saving the earth and then there have also been all of these conventions and meetings where the world leaders participate like the Paris Climate Accord and such.

But the question is how much of all this is helping?

I was watching this video at Ted Talks, where the Prime Minister of Bhutan was talking and I literally had tears in my eyes. The video is a bit long but it is worth watching..

All of this talks about Carbon neutral and Carbon negative seem too much to digest. But there is one thing that I could read and understand out of this video and that is,

This country is doing everything to save the environment but they are still hugely impacted only because their neighboring countries give a damn to all this preservation of nature thing.

So, the real question is – are all of these conventions and meeting really helping and are we as individuals who are responsible to ensure that our kids are handed over this world in the exact same way we inherited it from our forefathers, doing our bit to save and preserve the earth.

And if you are wondering why all of this, then let me confess the fact that this is also partially due to frustration; frustration at the way we are destroying our earth.

One of the best things about the flat that we just moved into was our balcony which looked over a beautiful lake. It felt so refreshing to stand in our balcony and look at the lake. There were so many migratory birds that would come to the lake during this time of the year.

And all of it made the sight a beautiful one.

Here in Bangalore, as per government norms, there shouldn’t be any constructions on the sides of lakes up to about 150ft and this was part of the lake conservation initiatives by the government.

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Ironically a few days back, we happened to see a board just on the sides of the lake stating that it was the site for an apartment project. We were stunned.

And upon enquiry we got to know that the builders had got all required approvals from the government agencies in spite of the fact that the project was in clear violation of norms.

This essentially meant that even some of the government agencies were also working hand in glove with such guys. And when this happens, all such plans and systems put in place to conserve and preserve our environment is going to be made a mockery off.

And that clearly explains why we are still not able to make any progress on any of the decisions taken by some of the leaders of the world.

At times I feel pity on myself and my fellow human beings who are not able to understand the gravity of the situation we are in. And I feel sad for the people of the Bhutan, the country that gets impacted in spite of them doing their bit.

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Bhindi Raita Recipe – How to Make Okra Raita

Bhindi raita recipe is a Quick Indian Recipe made with fried and crispy okra mixed with spiced thick creamy yogurt. This recipe goes really well along with Toovar Dal Rice Recipe. Bhindi raita can also be served along with any other flavored rice, puri, paratha or naan.

Bhindi Raita Recipe - How to Make Okra Raita

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 4

Ingredients

  • Yogurt/curd - 1/2 litre
  • Bhindi - 250 gms
  • Chaat masala powder - 1 tsp or (to taste)
  • Chilli powder - as per taste
  • Salt - as per taste
  • Oil - to deep fry

Method

  1. Rinse the bhindi in water and let it dry, you can also wipe the bhindi with a clean kitchen napkin.
  2. Chop them in 1/4 or 1/3 inch and set aside.
  3. Heat oil in a deep pan.
  4. Fry the bhindi in batches until they are crisp.
  5. Drain the fried bhindi on paper towels.
  6. Now take a bowl, add yogurt to it and whisk it well.
  7. Add chaat masala powder, chilli powder and salt to it, stir well.
  8. Add the fried bhindi to it and mix everything well.
  9. Serve bhindi raita along with toovar dal rice recipe or any rice, roti, puri and paratha of your choice.
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6 thoughts on “Bhindi Raita Recipe – How to Make Okra Raita

  1. This looks so delicious, Puja! Sorry to hear about the building project by the lake. It’s so frustrating when people don’t abide by the laws they set in place. If we don’t take care of our earth now I can’t imagine the state it will be in for our great, great grandchildren. 🙁

  2. Gosh, I am so sorry about the new apartment building that is going up near you. I agree that there is no point to rules when officials are willing to break them. (And how much do you want to bet that some money exchanged hands to make that permit happen?) You’re right that the future is in our hands. No point in worrying about leaders and countries we can’t control. We can at least start with ourselves. Thanks for the reminder, and thanks also for the delicious raita recipe! I love using crispy okra on top! Happy New Year, Puja!

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