Aloo Bhindi
Aloo Bhindi
5 from 1 vote
This flavorful Indian dish combines tender okra with hearty potatoes in a fragrant blend of spices. The combination of textures and flavors creates a delicious and satisfying meal that will surely become a favorite in your recipe repertoire.
Aloo Bhindi

Have you ever tasted the magical combination of potatoes and okra in a single dish? Aloo Bhindi, a popular Indian vegetarian dish, brings together the rich flavors of potatoes and the unique texture of okra in one delightful curry.

This dish has been passed down through generations, originating in the northern regions of India where potatoes and okra are staple vegetables in everyday cooking. Aloo Bhindi is a beloved recipe among families and food enthusiasts for its simplicity, yet robust flavors.

The history of Aloo Bhindi dates back to ancient times when Indian spices and vegetables were revered for their medicinal properties and savory taste.

The combination of potatoes and okra in this dish showcases the creativity and culinary expertise of Indian home cooks who have perfected the art of blending flavors and textures.

The recipe itself is relatively easy to follow, making it accessible for both novice and experienced cooks looking to explore traditional Indian cuisine.

The preparation of Aloo Bhindi involves sautéing potatoes and okra with a medley of spices such as cumin, turmeric, and coriander to create a delectable curry.

The dish is often enjoyed with rice or chapati, making it a satisfying and wholesome meal for any occasion. Whether you’re a fan of Indian cuisine or looking to expand your culinary horizons, Aloo Bhindi is a must-try recipe that will tantalize your taste buds and transport you to the vibrant streets of India.

Ingredients

Potatoes: Potatoes are starchy tubers that are a staple in many cuisines around the world. They are versatile and can be cooked in various ways such as boiling, frying, or roasting.

Okra: Okra, also known as lady’s finger, is a green vegetable with a slimy texture when cooked. It is commonly used in Indian cooking and is rich in vitamins and minerals.

Vegetable Oil: Vegetable oil is a cooking oil that is extracted from various plants. It is used for frying, sautéing, and in salad dressings.

Cumin Seeds: Cumin seeds are tiny, elongated seeds with a warm, earthy flavor. They are commonly used in Indian and Middle Eastern cooking to add flavor to dishes.

Onion: Onions are aromatic vegetables that add flavor to dishes when sautéed or caramelized. They are a staple ingredient in many cuisines around the world.

Green Chillies: Green chillies are small, spicy peppers that add heat to dishes. They can be adjusted to taste depending on how spicy you prefer your food.

Ginger Paste: Ginger paste is made from fresh ginger root that has been crushed or blended into a paste. It adds a pungent, spicy flavor to dishes.

Garlic Paste: Garlic paste is made from fresh garlic cloves that have been crushed or blended into a paste. It is used to add a strong, aromatic flavor to dishes.

Ground Coriander: Ground coriander is made from dried coriander seeds that have been ground into a fine powder. It adds a citrusy, slightly sweet flavor to dishes.

Turmeric Powder: Turmeric powder is a bright yellow spice that is commonly used in Indian cooking. It adds color and a warm, slightly bitter flavor to dishes.

Chilli Powder: Chilli powder is a blend of various dried and ground red peppers. It adds heat and flavor to dishes, and can be adjusted to taste.

Salt: Salt is a basic seasoning that enhances the flavors of other ingredients in a dish. It is essential for cooking and seasoning food.

Fresh Coriander Leaves: Fresh coriander leaves, also known as cilantro, are bright green leaves with a citrusy, slightly spicy flavor. They are commonly used as a garnish in many dishes.

Serving Suggestions and Variations

For serving suggestions, Aloo Bhindhi can be enjoyed as a main dish with steamed rice or roti. It also pairs well with yogurt and pickles on the side. Add a sprinkle of fresh coriander leaves on top for extra flavor and presentation.

  • To add a twist to the traditional recipe, you can include other vegetables such as peas, carrots, or bell peppers. This will not only enhance the taste but also add more color and nutrition to the dish.
  • For a spicier version, increase the amount of green chillies or add a dash of red chilli flakes. You can also sprinkle some garam masala at the end for an added kick.
  • If you prefer a tangy flavor, squeeze some lemon juice over the Aloo Bhindhi before serving. This will brighten up the dish and add a refreshing zing.
  • To make the dish more indulgent, you can add a dollop of ghee (clarified butter) at the end of cooking. This will enhance the richness of the flavors and make the Aloo Bhindhi even more delicious.
  • If you are looking for a healthier version, you can roast the potatoes and okra instead of frying them. Simply toss the chopped vegetables in some oil and spices, then bake them in the oven until crispy.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Aloo Bhindi?

Aloo Bhindi is a popular Indian dish made with potatoes (aloo) and okra (bhindi) cooked together with spices.

Is Aloo Bhindi vegan or vegetarian?

Aloo Bhindi is a vegetarian dish as it does not contain any meat or animal products.

How is Aloo Bhindi usually served?

Aloo Bhindi is typically served with rice or Indian flatbreads such as roti or naan.

Can I customize the spiciness level of Aloo Bhindi?

Yes, you can adjust the amount of spices used in Aloo Bhindi to suit your preference for spiciness.

Can I make Aloo Bhindi in advance and reheat it?

Yes, you can make Aloo Bhindi in advance and reheat it before serving. Just make sure to store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

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Aloo Bhindi

Aloo Bhindi

by Nabeela Kauser
This flavorful Indian dish combines tender okra with hearty potatoes in a fragrant blend of spices. The combination of textures and flavors creates a delicious and satisfying meal that will surely become a favorite in your recipe repertoire.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4
Calories 169 kcal

Ingredients

  • 300 g Potatoes peeled and cubed
  • 300 g Okra bhindi, cut in 1-inch pieces
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 Onion finely chopped
  • 2 Green Chillies finely chopped (adjust to taste)
  • 1 tsp Ginger Paste
  • 1 tsp Garlic Paste
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Chilli Powder adjust to taste
  • Salt
  • Coriander chopped (for garnish)

Instructions

  • Heat the vegetable oil in a large frying pan over medium heat.
  • Add the cumin seeds and let them splutter.
  • Add the chopped onions and green chillies. Sauté until the onions turn golden brown.
  • Stir in the ginger paste and garlic paste. Cook for a minute until the raw smell disappears.
  • Add the cubed potatoes to the pan. Mix well and cook for about 5 minutes until the potatoes start to soften.
  • Add the chopped okra (bhindi) to the pan. Mix gently to combine with the potatoes.
  • Sprinkle ground coriander, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, and salt over the vegetables. Mix everything thoroughly.
  • Cover the pan with a lid and let the vegetables cook on low-medium heat for about 12-15 minutes or until the potatoes and okra are tender, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking.
  • Once cooked, garnish with freshly chopped coriander leaves.
  • Serve hot with roti or rice.

Notes

Adjust the amount of green chillies and red chilli powder according to your spice preference.
Ensure the potatoes and okra are cooked through but not mushy.
Nutritional facts:
The provision of nutritional information is done so merely as a courtesy and should not be taken as a guarantee.

Nutrition

Calories: 169kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 4gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.03gSodium: 92mgPotassium: 612mgFibre: 6gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 620IUVitamin C: 37mgCalcium: 89mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Aloo Bhindi, Bhindi, Cooking, Food, Potato, Recipe, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian
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