Aloo Bhindi Recipe - There are many ways of making Aloo Bhindi. But this is a punjabi style of making Aloo Bhindi Recipe. This Punjabi style of Aloo Bhindi is spicy, dry and easy to make.
The Aloo Bhindi recipe that I am posting here requires for the Bhindi/Okra and Aloo/Potatoes to be sauted or fried in oil. It does not require the raw bhindi and potaoes to be added to directly as this will cause the okra to become soft and mushy. Thus the recipe won’t have a good texture and won’t look great or good or appetising on the dinner table. So here is the recipe for Bhindi Aloo Sabzi.
Ingredients for Aloo Bhindi- Serves 4:
- 200 – 250 gms Bhindi, Okra, Lady’s finger
- 4-5 aloos/potatoes
- 1 or 2 chopped tomatoes. I used one. You could use 2 if you want more tanginess
- 1 onion finely chopped
- 1 tsp crushed ginger
- 1 tsp crushed garlic
- 2 to 3 tsp coriander powder
- 1/2 tsp chili powder
- 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
- 1/2 garam masala powder
- 1/4 tsp cumin seeds/jeera powder
- 1/4 or 1/2 tsp amchur – dried mango powder
- 1/4 tsp black pepper powder (optional)
- chopped cilantro/coriander leaves for garnishing
Method for making Aloo Bhindi Recipe:
1: Clean the bhindis in running water. Wipe them dry. Then chop the bhindis in 1.5 inch pieces as shown in the photo below. Chop the aloos in medium size pieces.
2: In a pan, heat some oil. First fry the aloos/potatoes.
3: Once they are done in the same oil, fry the chopped bhindi/okra.You could also saute the aloos/potatoes and bhindi and later let it cook in the gravy.
4: Remove the extra oil from the pan. In the same oil, add onions. Saute it till transparent.
5: Now add crushed ginger and garlic. Saute them with onions till their raw smell disappears.
6: Add the chopped tomatoes now. Add all the spice powders except amchur powder and garam masala. Saute till the tomatoes become soft. You could add some salt to quicken the cooking of the tomatoes.
7: When the masala is well fried and the oil starts to leave from the masala, add the fried bhindi/okra and aloo/potatoes.
8: Mix the veggies well with masala. Simmer for 1-2 minutes. If you have just sauted the veggies, then you would have to cook them for some more time. Finally add the amchur and garam masala. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
9: This aloo bhindi recipe is a dry recipe. It goes well with rotis, phulkas or parathas. You can serve aloo bhindi as a side dish also.
you might also love to check these bhindi recipes:
- bhindi bhaji
- bhindi do pyaza
- bharwan bhindi
- kurkuri bhindi recipe
- mergol de quiabos – goan style bhindi