You MUST make Bhindi Raita if:
- You or your spouse/kids love bhindi a.k.a okra
- You or your spouse/kids hate bhindi
Have you ever
hated (hate is too strong a word, let’s pick dislike), disliked a person/thing that you are almost blind-sided by this emotion and you overlook any good quality the person/thing has to offer? Most of us might answer yes to this? Boy! Do I feel guilty later when I realize that the person was not bad after all. I would have done no harm or expressed dislike directly but I am consumed by guilt just for thinking dislike and hate 😛
Anyways, the point is that the sliminess of okra could be so off-putting that team okra-haters (read, my husband) would use just that excuse to never eat it! This, no matter what strategy team okra-lovers (read, me) use to convert the enemies, explaining the benefits, describing the taste, coaxing, scolding, blackmailing or even… Eh, I’ll leave the last strategy to you 😉
But this gorgeous bhindi raita gets rid of the slime and masks whatever flavor the team haters hate. I for one do not understand what it is that it masks, because it sure brings out the flavors of okra in a beautiful crisp way! As long as it gets the husband to shut up and eat, I’m not complaining!
Yes, that was all I had left when I started my lunch (apart from the secret stash for myself in the kitchen). So, team okra hater or team okra-lover, do make this raita. Serve it with bread, roti or rice and enjoy.