Aloo Bhindi

I generally require 3/4kg of bhindi for four of us. This time I used up some for sambar, and what was left would not have been enough. This led me to make my SIL’s favourite dish – Aloo Bhindi. She is one of those lucky ladies who can eat all they like and nothing shows up on the frame. The aloo bhindi is one such item – if made too often is definitely going to add some oodles which is why I have never made it till today! It tastes great as fried stuff often do:)

Here’s the recipe – Do try it once! This combo of potato and ladyfinger is something I never came across until I came to Mumbai, and believe me – they make a lovely couple!

Ladyfingers – 1/2kg (Washed, patted dry and cut into 1″ long pieces)
Potatoes – 2 medium (Peeled and cut into long wedges)
Onions – 1 big (Chopped fine)
Tomatoes – 2 medium (Chopped fine)
Turmeric powder – 1/2tsp.
Red Chilli Powder / flakes – 1/2 tsp.
Dry Mango Powder – A pinch
Coriander powder – 1/4 tsp. (Optional)
Oil – To deep fry

Jeera – 1 tsp.

2 tbsp. of Coriander leaves chopped rough

1. Deep fry the dried bhindi till done and potatoes till browned and set aside.

2. Heat a little oil. Temper with jeera.

3. Add onions and saute to transparent. Add tomatoes and a little salt and fry till juices ooze.

4. Add the veggies and saute well adding the powders and adjusting the salt.

Garnish and serve with rotis or rice and dal.”Thanks for visiting! If you like my recipes do leave a comment to let me know your reaction!”

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  1. JZ @ Tasty treats

    wow, the pciture of alu bhindi looks awesome. beautiful color combo! πŸ™‚

    abt ur question abt the template on my crescent rolls, i actually didnt get what u r talking abt…do let me know what u meant and i wud be happy to anwser!! πŸ™‚

  2. Wow, I’m drooling on your aloo bhindi.. I recently made a similar version.. Great recipe, Suma!

  3. never tried the combo of potato and okhra! Looks so delicious. Must have tasted great. Love the pic.

  4. I too make with aloo, but never added dry mango, should be tasting good πŸ™‚

  5. By the look of the fabulous pic this looks like a must try … have some bhindis too. πŸ™‚ And looks easy too.

  6. JZ – I said they make a lovely couple:) I guess I was wrong there – I meant image grids..will mail you:)

    Suja – This is not Suma but Sunshinemom/Harini. Its quite fine if you liked the recipe though;)

    Uma – It seems to be found only in Mumbai! Thanks! Yes they did taste yum:)

    Cham – Amchoor to increase the tang:) I am sure you will love it as you are spicy girl!

    Sharmila – Yes! It gets done quick:)

  7. Good colours…. picture is perfect!!!


    aloo bhimdi in my fav too .. can eat it any time .. the pic is sooo tempting

  9. I’ve been avoiding checking out blogs these days!!! your kind of post the reason reason why! it looks criminally yummy! we make aloo bhindi but no deep frying though! also I guess the amchur add. must be tasting great. will make a non fried version next week.

  10. Hey Sunshinemom, you too are an aquarian, mee too! You have a wonderful blog here, I am surprised why didn’t I pass this way b4. Thanks for ur wishes on my blog and leaving your valuable comments on my recipes.

    Blogrolling u!

  11. I also recently learned the combo of aloo & bhindi thru blogging, and now totally love it:)
    Yours looks good!

  12. Pretty picture! ANd I agree about fried bhindhis. Sindhis always deep fry their veggies before putting them in to a sauce. That’s how I ate my bhindis growing up! I only indulge when in this now, when mom or MIL come visit. It tastes so darned good!

  13. Vani – Came to know your name through other ppl’s comments on your blog:) Nice name – and thanks!

    Veg. Platter – Bhindi seems to be the next most popular next to aloo:)

    Rajani – It must look appetizing to you more because of the diet..he he:)

    Padma – Thank U so much! Glad to meet a fellow aquarian:)

    Delhibelle – Thanks!

    Bharti – I know! I tasted deep fried ‘gavar’ of all the things and it tasted yum:)

  14. My all time favorite!! Bhendi .. and pics are so nice…

  15. Lovely photos…yummy all time fav bhindi

  16. Lovely pic…..looks absolutely drool-worthy….

  17. Vaidehi, Vanamala, Jayashree – Thank U all!

  18. I never thought that aloo and bhindi could make a good combination until my husband introduced it to me. He makes this really well. I like your addition of amchur powder.

  19. The picture has come out very good. Even I make this regularly, it’s my husband’s favorite. I also use tindora instead of bhindi and do the same curry. That also tastes very good. As a matter of fact, I made the tinodra aloo curry today. For seasoning I add sambar powder, that gives a different taste. For the sourness I use tomato paste, instead of amchur powder.

  20. Hello sunshine, Thanks for dropping by. I am in luck! I have aaloo and leftover bhendi I am borrowing you recipe will soon post the pictures and send it.I love how green and lovely the bhendi look.


    bhindi is one of my favorites! M usually makeist stag; but will forward this to her and hope I catch her in a good mood and make this! :-))

    that bhindi in the first pic looks ‘live’ and ready to jump out … and into my mouth! πŸ™‚


  22. The picture is very inviting. and the recipe is so easy.thanks!!

  23. Thanks for sharing this family loved it..specially my two year old who is picky eater… πŸ™‚

  24. Hey Priya, thanks for the feedback! You put a smile on my face just before I am going to retire to bed. I am glad about the fact that your little one liked it! Will tell my SIL about this. πŸ™‚

  25. Can we prepare this aloo bhindi one day ahead?

  26. The picture does look delicious & it is what prompted me to try the recipe. I added a little more of the spices you have used, but otherwise stuck to the recipe as is. Delicious! Thank you.

  27. Glad you liked the dish, Nayantara. πŸ™‚

  28. Hi Harini,

    I have made your alu-bhindi this week and it came out great. I even told my mother and mother-in law about it. It was great with daal and rice, as well as roti. Thanks for the wonderful recipe. I am a Bengali and we cook alu-bhindi with mustard seed paste. I’ll make it soon once I find good quality bhindi in the grocery store. If I take a picture, I’ll send it you.

  29. Thanks for trying out and giving me your feedback. Just started my day on a great note. πŸ™‚ And do let me know how you make it. I will try it too. If I post it I will make sure that you are credited for it too. πŸ™‚ I like the idea of the photograph.

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