Bhindi Alu (Okra with Potatoes)

 

bhindialu3This is a delicious recipe that I learnt  a long time ago and among one of the first few recipes that I learnt when I was still in school . Bhindi (okra or lady’s finger) is one of my favorite vegetables as well . This recipe uses dry mango powder along with the other regular spices and is a dry sabji. To avoid/reduce the sliminess  of okra wash it well and dry thoroughly using  a paper towel .The potato in the dish is optional and you can just make it with only okra as well.

Bhindi Alu(Okra with Potatoes)

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: easy
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A mouth watering and delicious vegetarian dish with okra and potatoes based on North Indian cuisine and perfect for dinner served with rotis (bread) or rice.

Ingredients

  1. 1 lb okra slit and cut length wise ( about an inch size)
  2. 1/2 onion diced
  3. 1 large potato cut length wise
  4. 1 tomato diced (optional)
  5. 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  6. 2 green chillies
  7. 1 tsp chilly powder
  8. 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  9. 2 tsp coriander powder
  10. 1/2 tsp amchur (dry mango) powder
  11. 1 bunch coriander leaves chopped
  12. 1 tsp cumin
  13. a pinch of asafoetida
  14. 1/4 tsp garam masala(optional)
  15. salt to taste

Directions

  • Heat 3 tbsp oil in a deep bottomed pan
  • Add cumin seeds and let it splutter
  • Add asafoetida, onions and green chillies  and sautée for a while
  • Add 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • Add diced tomatoes and cook well (optional)
  • Add all the spiced powders turmeric, chilly, coriander and dry mango (amchur) powders
  • Mix it well , add the potatoes fry for about 2 to 3 minutes
  • Next Add okra , fry it for a while until combined well
  • Add salt to taste
  • Cose the lid and cook on low steam
  • Make sure to open the lid and keep stirring in between so that it does not get slimy and over cooked
  • After it is cooked , sprinkle garam masala(optional)
  • Add chopped coriander leaves
  • Serve with rotis or phulkas or rice ! Enjoy 🙂

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27 Comments Add yours

  1. PriyaPandian says:

    Yummy and easy recipe ☺️👍

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    1. InspiresN says:

      Thank you Priya, yes easy recipe 🙂

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  2. Megala says:

    Interesting combo! Sounds delicious!

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    1. InspiresN says:

      Thank you Megala !

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    1. InspiresN says:

      Thank you Sangita!

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  3. Two favorite veggie in one dish..sounds awesome

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    1. InspiresN says:

      Thank you Lathiya, that’s right two universal favorite veggies I guess 🙂

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  4. Julz says:

    I love okra!!! Looks yum 🙂

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    1. InspiresN says:

      Thank you so much Julz! my favorite as well!

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  5. Lavs Raj says:

    So easy and looks yummy.. okra is my favourite vegetable.

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    1. InspiresN says:

      Thank you , good to hear it’s your favorite as well!

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  6. Superb share ❤️

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    1. InspiresN says:

      Thank you Shreya!

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  7. It is looking yummy…thank you for sharing it !!

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    1. InspiresN says:

      Thank you Anshu!

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  8. The other day i was thinking of making aloo bhindi. My all time favorite

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    1. InspiresN says:

      cool, hope to read your post on it sometime 🙂 great to hear it’s your favorite as well!Thanks Pooja

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      1. You bet the post is coming soon. Our love for blogging aahh 🙂

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      2. InspiresN says:

        Awesome! will look forward to it ..yes blogging am so glad to have found this passion:)

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  9. Sumith says:

    Amazing combination of flavours!

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    1. InspiresN says:

      Thank you Sumith, appreciate it!

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  10. Pia says:

    Dish looks yum! Bhindi is one of my favs 😀

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    1. InspiresN says:

      Thank you Pia, great to know its your favorite too ..I love your bhindi recipes as well 🙂

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      1. Pia says:

        Thank u ☺️

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  11. Melissa says:

    This looks awesome! But where do you get dried mango powder??!

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    1. InspiresN says:

      Hi Melissa, Thank you! You can easily get dried mango powder also called “amchur” in any Indian grocery store. Even if you skip this ingredient it will still turn out good.It just gives a little sour and tangy taste!

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