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BM# 63: Journey through the Cuisines 

Week 1: Bengali Cuisine 

Day 4: D for Doi Dharosh (Bengali Okra in Yogurt gravy)

D for Dharosh or Dhyarosh in Bengali has 2 meanings, one is our beloved okra/ bhindi/ ladies finger and the other not-so-nice meaning is someone who’s lazy and clumsy. But I am only talking about D for Okra/ bhindi today.

Doi in bengali means yogurt and in this dish okra is cooked in a spicy yogurt sauce. I was planning to make it when my husband was traveling, so I don’t have to make him eat a yogurt based dish. But alas I had to make it when he was around and I made sure that he had something else to eat. I didn’t tell him that this dish had yogurt in it and was surprised that he served himself a second serving. I kept quiet and didn’t tell him about the secret ingredient 🙂

So this dish is sure to be a hit with everyone except for those who don’t like okra. It tastes great with rice. Like most of my Bengali recipes, this one is also from Sandeepa’s blog.

Recipe from Sandeepa’s Bongmom Cookbook:

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Doi Dharosh Yum
Doi Dharosh is a delicious Bengali side dish made with okra cooked in spicy yogurt sauce. It is great to serve with rice and dal.
Doi Dharosh
Course side dish
Cuisine bengali
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
  • 18 ~ 20 Okra Bhindi / / Dharosh, washed, dried and chopped into big pieces
  • 1 Onion Small , coarsely chopped
  • 2 ~ 3 Chilies Green
  • 2 tbsps Yogurt
  • 8 Cashews
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 2 pods Cardamom
  • 2 Cloves
  • 1 Cinnamon " stick
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric
  • ½ ~ 1 tsps Chili powder Kashmiri Red
  • To taste Salt
Course side dish
Cuisine bengali
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
  • 18 ~ 20 Okra Bhindi / / Dharosh, washed, dried and chopped into big pieces
  • 1 Onion Small , coarsely chopped
  • 2 ~ 3 Chilies Green
  • 2 tbsps Yogurt
  • 8 Cashews
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 2 pods Cardamom
  • 2 Cloves
  • 1 Cinnamon " stick
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric
  • ½ ~ 1 tsps Chili powder Kashmiri Red
  • To taste Salt
Doi Dharosh
Instructions
  1. Heat 1tbsp oil in a pan; add the okra and saute until tender. Sprinkle with turmeric and salt. Mix well and remove onto a plate.
  2. In the meantime, grind the onion, green chilies, cashews and yogurt into a smooth paste.
  3. In the same pan that the okra were fried, heat 1tbsp oil and add bay leaf, cloves, cardamom and cinnamon. Once the spices turn fragrant, about 30 seconds, add the ground paste, turmeric, chili powder and cook on low heat for 5~6 minutes, stirring occasionally or until it doesn't smell raw anymore.
  4. Next add the sauteed okra and mix well with the masala. Add some water if the curry looks too dry. Cook for another 2~3 minutes for the flavors to mingle. Season with salt and simmer for 1 more minute. The gravy should be thick by this time. Turn off the heat.
  5. Serve with rice or roti and Enjoy!!
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22 thoughts on “Doi Dharosh (Bengali Okra in Yogurt gravy)”

  1. Ah you managed to make your hubby eat this and like it too..:)..doi seem to be the popular one for today…I am sure this one must have tasted awesome..

  2. Haha, I feels nice when family eats the dish without knowing the secrete ingredient. 🙂 I usually make a stir fry with okra and pulusu once in a while. I guess it is time to try something new with this humble vegetable.

  3. I love eating dahi with okra fry and when cooked with yogurt it must have tasted heavenly.Nice choice and lovely presentation.

  4. Wow what a delicious okra curry ! I have tried this from Bong mom’s too and it tasted amazing . Excellent choice and fantastic dish .

  5. okra is one of my fave veggies and after seeing this recipe so many times today this is one I must try

  6. okra is one of my fave veggies and after seeing this recipe so many times today this is one I must try

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