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Quick Okra and Potato Fry – Aloo Bhindi Bhaji

This Okra and Potato stir fry or Aloo Bhindi Bhaji is a quick, simple and a healthy dish and can be prepared within under 30 minutes with few ingredients. 

Quick Okra and Potato Fry – Aloo Bhindi Bhaji

 

“Life itself is the proper binge.”

~ Julia Child

Quick Okra and Potato Fry – Aloo Bhindi Bhaji

Happy Monday Lovelies!!

Hope all of you had a fabulous weekend! 

I had an amazing time.. Catch up with old friends, badminton, wine and so much good food. Delicious and rich food. 😀

Quick Okra and Potato Fry – Aloo Bhindi Bhaji

So the next day we wanted a simple meal, something quick and healthy and ofcourse delicious. Nothing fancy and absolutely effortless and quick just like dal(lentil soup), rice and a dry vegetable dry dish. 

I had bought some fresh and tender Okra/bhindi. So decided to prepare this okra and potato fry (bhindi aloo bhaji) with less ingredients and minimum masalas as possible. 

This Okra and Potato Fry (Aloo Bhindi Bhaji) is extremely easy to make and can be prepared within under 30 minutes. 

 

Quick Okra and Potato Fry – Aloo Bhindi Bhaji

Okra or Bhindi or Ladies Finger or Gumbo.. This amazing vegetable has so many names.. 😀

Okra / Bhindi is not to everyone’s taste.. You either like it or hate it.

But me, I love Okra and so does my husband. We totally devour this vegetable. 

Okra is naturally slimy, so many people avoid cooking it because of its sliminess. But trust me the trick is to cook the okra long enough about 14-15 minutes, uncovered, without adding water, so that the sliminess disappears.

 

Quick Okra and Potato Fry – Aloo Bhindi Bhaji

 

Quick Okra and Potato Fry – Aloo Bhindi Bhaji

Okra or Bhindi is something that is prepared in most Indian households on a daily basis. 

Each and every state and each and every family has a different way of preparing Bhindi/okra. 

Here is a Spicy Bhindi Masala (Spicy Okra Masala) that I had made earlier. It is extremely delicious with onion-tomato base gravy and freshly grated coconut. Simply YUM!

 

Quick Okra and Potato Fry – Aloo Bhindi Bhaji

But this Okra fry (bhindi bhaji) is so simple, requires few ingredients and is not complicated at all to make. Its just a simple stir fry with very little masala powder and in the end I like to sprinkle some of the roasted cumin-chilli powder (here is the recipe) which is optional though. But I love the earthy flavour it gives to this Okra and Potato stir fry (Bhindi Bhaji).

I hope you enjoy making and eating this  Bhendi bhaji (Okra and potato Fry).

 

Quick Okra and Potato Fry - Aloo Bhindi Bhaji
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Ingredients
  1. 450 gms Okra (Bhindi/Ladies Finger), washed and pat dried with a towel and cut into slim rings
  2. 1 medium Potato, washed and peeled and cut into 1 1/2 cms cubes
  3. 1 small Onions, chopped
  4. 2 green chillies, chopped
  5. 1/4 tsp methi seeds/ fenugreek seeds (optional)
  6. 1 tsp coriander powder
  7. salt as per taste
  8. 2 tbsp sunflower oil/olive oil
  9. 1/2 tsp roasted cumin-chilli powder (optional)
Instructions
  1. Heat oil in a large wok or pan, then temper the oil with fenugreek seeds.
  2. When it starts to sizzle add chopped onions and sauté for couple of minutest.
  3. Now add the potatoes and for for 2-3 minutes, the toss in the okra (bhindi) and the chopped green chillies and stir so that it mixes well with the onions and potatoes.
  4. Now add the coriander powder and salt and mix gently well so that it coats okra slices well.
  5. Fry on low to medium heat, uncovered for around 20 minutes, stir occasionally.
  6. By this time all the sliminess of the okra will disappear. The okra will be tender and will remain slightly green too with bite and the potatoes will be cooked.
  7. Check the seasoning, add salt if required.
  8. Lastly add the roasted cumin-chilli powder and toss gently and cook further for a minute or 2.
  9. Remove from the heat and serve it hot with a side of rice or roti.
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Quick Okra and Potato Fry – Aloo Bhindi Bhaji

 

Quick Okra and Potato Fry – Aloo Bhindi Bhaji

 

Bon Appetite!!

Love Arpita

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37 Comments
  • marcie
    August 10, 2015

    I really love okra but rarely use it. This dish is a delicious way to serve it — what a great side dish!

  • rasakama
    August 10, 2015

    Okra is one of my favorite vegetables of all time ! I have never tried this with potatoes and this recipe is a must try. Thanks for sharing !

    http://www.rasakama.com
    a Sri Lankan food blog

    • Thank you so much!! Okra and potato is a great combination.. I hope you try it and enjoy it as much as I do.. 😀

  • Manali @ CookWithManali
    August 10, 2015

    love bhindi and love aloo! I wish I had this for lunch today, really craving for simple homemade food!

  • I’ve never cooked with okra before…looks like I should try it! Looks delicious!

    • Oh my.. Denise you should definitely try okra.. It is a delicious vegetable… I am sure you will like it.. 😀

  • I am a fanatic for fried okra, so I think that I would love this different take on okra! And the fact that you were able to build so much flavor in this, in such a short amount of time is amazing! Great recipe! 😀

  • Ami@NaiveCookCooks
    August 10, 2015

    I second with Manali! Craving simple home cooked food like this!! I love love bhindi but don’t make it enough and I think that needs to change now hehe!

  • Annie @Maebells
    August 10, 2015

    Okra is my favorite!!! This looks amazing!

  • Kelly
    August 11, 2015

    This looks amazing! I adore okra and love that this dish comes together so quickly!

  • Joanne
    August 11, 2015

    Okra is one of my favorite veggies and I love this simple healthy meal for getting your eating back on track after weekend indulgence!

  • Sues
    August 11, 2015

    I’ve actually never cooked with okra before… And I never realized it was so pretty! This dish looks delicious!

  • Mira
    August 11, 2015

    I haven’t cooked okra in ages! Love this dish! Pinning to try it!

  • Sam @ SugarSpun
    August 11, 2015

    Yum! I actually have liked okra every time I’ve had it, but have never cooked it myself. Thanks for the tips on how to do so! This dish looks beautiful!

  • Katalina @ Peas and Peonies
    August 11, 2015

    I love okra, such a cool taste and texture, the only way I ate it is in a curry with coconut milk, but fried with potatoes is how I need to try it! Love it!

  • Savita @ ChefDeHome
    August 12, 2015

    Nothing can be more comforting, lite and homey than such stir-fries. I love okra in all preparations! Arpita, combo of okra and aloo sounds delicious! Time to try some soon 🙂

    • I wholly fully agree with you , Savita and Potato and okra really does taste good together.. I hope you try it.. Thank you Savita!! 🙂

  • Bhini aloo. Mmmmm, super YUM! This one looks heavenly, Arpita! I wish I could have this right away.

  • I have still never tried okra, as to be honest, I am not sure what to do with it. I am going to give this a try though, as I always like to try new things 🙂

  • Hey Dannii, I hope you give Okra a try.. You will definitely like it… 😀

  • Anna @ shenANNAgans
    August 16, 2015

    Hmmmm…. not a huge fan of Okra, its a texture thing, but perhaps I can use zucchini in its place.

  • I have yet to try okra, Arpita – and this recipe looks like a great place to start. Love your close up photos of the okra too – really pretty!

  • Sina @ Vegan Heaven
    August 19, 2015

    This looks so delicious, Arpita!! 🙂 Can’t wait to try your recipe! I haven’t had okra in such a long time.