Apr 5, 2016

D For Doi Dharosh (Okra cooked in a spicy yogurt gravy)

Now coming to the fourth Alphabet D, When I was searching recipes for this alphabet I found an interesting name for our favorite vegetable. Dharosh means bhindi, bendakaya in Telugu interesting name right. In Andhra cuisine we use okra making sambar, pappucharu, pulusu and stir fry in Bengali cuisine dharosh posto (okra with poppy seeds), dharosh shorshe (okra in mustard sauce), doi dharosh (okra in spicy yogurt). This curry almost looks like our mor kozhambu in Tamil cuisine or majjiga pulusu in Andhra cuisine. But recipe is totally different then south Indian recipe.
                                                        Doi in Bengali is well known as dahi in Hindi, Perugu in Telugu and Thayir in Tamil. Doi is widely used in Bengali cuisine, Bengali's make a wide variety of yogurt based recipes both vegetarian and non- vegetarian. Like doi maach, doi murg, in vegetarian doi folgobi, doi potol, doi dharosh and few more like this.
                                                                               
 
Recipe source :--  Sandeepa
INGREDIENTS:---
Dharosh(okra, bhindi, bendakayalu) ---  20 Wash and pat day
Onion  ---  1 small
Green chillies  ---  2
Yogurt  ---  3 tab sp
Cashew nuts ---  1 tab sp about 5 to 6 cashew nuts
Oil    -----   2 tab sp
Bay leaf  ---  1
Cardamom  ---  2
Clove ---  2
Cinamon ---  1 inch stick
Turmeric powder  ---  1/4 tea sp
Red chilli powder  --- 1/2 tea sp
METHOD :---
1. Wash and pat dry okras. dry the okras properly because we are going to fry whole okras in oil.
2. Cut head and tip of the each okra and set a side.
3. Heat a tab sp oil in a pan add whole okras and a pinch of turmeric powder and cook till okras turn soft, remove from the pan and set a side.
4. add chipped onion to the pan and fry for a while remove.
5. Make a smooth paste with fried onion, green chilli, yogurt, cashew with little water.
6. Heat some more oil in the same pan in which we fried okra and onion.
7. Add cinnamon,cardamom, clove, bay leaf let them splutter.
8. Reduce the heat add masala paste, remaining turmeric powder, red chilli powder and saute the masala for 4 minutes.
9. Add fried okra to the masala mix well and cook for few minutes. Then add 1/4 cup water, salt to taste, sugar and let it cook in a low heat for 3 more minutes taste and adjust the seasoning.
Switch off the heat.
Serve hot with rice or roti...



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22 comments:

Srividhya Gopalakrishnan said...

great pick for D.. reminds me of the okra raita that we prepare. So yum

Usha said...

Leant a new name for okra, dharosh! Doi dharosh looks delicious and I also want to try the okra in mustard sauce.. :)

Suma Gandlur said...

What a yummy curry. The base looks very colorful and is flavorful.

Sapana Behl said...

Doi Dharosh looks very flavorful.I can imagine how tasty it would have been.

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

Thus is a very interesting recipe. We get very small okra here and it will work great for this. I Love dahi based subzis.

rajani said...

I have made this before and its time I made it again Padma! Its a nice dish

Pavani N said...

I made the same dish from Sandeepa's blog for D. We loved this dish a lot, a nice variation to our regular bhindi preparations.

Nalini's Kitchen said...

Nice choice for letter D,sounds interesting..

Srivalli said...

Very nice one Padma, sounds like a wonderful dish for rice..good chice for D

The Pumpkin Farm said...

it is like a bhindi kadhi ...will try this recipe soon

Kalyani said...

Awesome dishes Padma ! My elder one likes bhindi so will Make for her

Priya Suresh said...

Lipsmacking okra gravy Padma, simply am in love with this dish texture, so thick and creamy.

Gayathri Kumar said...

This is so much different from the regular dishes weake with okra. Looks lovely...

Amara Annapaneni said...

I love yogurt based gravies but never tried with okra. This dish looks so rich and creamy. Sure going to try it.

Padmajha PJ said...

I love yogurt based curries and with ladies finger, it looks so good! The first pic looks so appetizing Padma...

Smruti Shah said...

Amazing dish Padma. Reminds me of the okra kadhi we make in Gujarati cuisine.

vaishali sabnani said...

This is an amazing dish with Bhindi and i loved it when i made it for one of the mega BM . You have presented it beautifully and the curry is tempting me . Must make it again .

Harini-Jaya R said...

I was just drooling over the same dish at Pavani's space and now here :)

Chef Mireille said...

okra is one of my favorite veg and in that thick creamy sauce must be delicious

Ruchi Indu said...

okra is one of my favourite vegetable and I have tried different recipes with okra. Still doi dharosh is new... yogurt + cashew gravy seems interesting...

Ruchi Indu said...

okra is one of my favourite veggies too and this creamy recipe of yogurt + cashew is quite new. Must try I say...

veena krishnakumar said...

That looks so creamy and rich Padma. Great pick!