Aloo Bhindi Fry

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Aloo Bhindi (Potato Okra Stir Fry) is a simple North Indian sabji made with potatoes, okra, and spices. Use my easy recipe to make it.

Here are some more bhindi recipes that you may like: Bhindi Do Pyaza, Besan Bhindi, Dahi Bhindi, Punjabi Bhindi Masala, and Bharwa Bhindi.

Aloo bhindi served in a bowl.
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About Aloo Bhindi Sabzi

Aloo Bhindi Sabzi (Potato Okra Stir Fry) is a lightly spiced North Indian stir fry made using potatoes, okra (bhindi), and other simple ingredients.

It is a one-pot dish that comes together in under 30 minutes.

It is a great dish for everyday Indian-style meals with dal rice or roti. It is also perfect for packing lunch boxes for school or office.

Ingredients

Aloo bhindi ingredients 1
Aloo bhindi ingredients 2

Aloo (Potatoes) – Any variety of potatoes works fine.

Bhindi (Okra, Ladies Finger) – Use tender bhindi with small seeds. You can also use frozen okra in place of fresh okra. Make sure to thaw it before using it.

Oil – To make this simple aloo bhindi stir fry, you can use mustard oil or any neutral-flavored oil, such as canola, peanut, sunflower, etc.

Spices – You will need some everyday Indian spice powders such as – coriander powder, Kashmiri red chili powder, turmeric powder, dry mango powder (amchoor), garam masala powder, and salt.

You can use cayenne pepper or paprika powder instead of red chili powder.

If you do not have dry mango powder, you can squeeze a little lime at the end of cooking.

Onion and Garlic – While garlic adds a nice flavor, onions add a nice crunch and taste.

You can also add cumin seeds to the hot oil before adding the onions.

Adding a little Kasuri methi at the end of cooking will also give this bhindi aloo sabzi a nice flavor.

How To Make Aloo Bhindi

Preparation

Wash the bhindi and wipe dry each piece using a dishcloth. Discard the top and bottom ½-inch and cut the bhindi into ½-inch thick pieces (rounds) using a sharp knife.

Peel the potatoes and cut them into ½-inch thick wedges. Soak the potato wedges in water until ready to use; otherwise, they will turn black from oxidation.

Slice the onions, chop the garlic, and gather the remaining ingredients.

Fry The Potatoes And Okra

Heat ¼ cup oil in a pan over medium-high heat.

Oil heating in a pan.

Once the oil is hot, add 9 oz (250 g) of potatoes (peeled and cut into ½-inch wedges) to the pan and cook until they turn light brown. Stir frequently while frying to ensure even cooking.

Potato wedges added to the pan.

Remove the potatoes to a plate and set them aside.

Fried potato wedges.

Add 9 oz (250 g) of chopped okra (cut into ½-inch rounds) to the same pan and fry until nicely browned and cooked, stirring frequently.

Bhindi added to the pan.

Remove on a plate and set aside.

Fried bhindi.

Make The Sabji

Reduce the heat to medium.

Add 2 tablespoon of oil to the same pan.

Oil heating in the pan.

Once the oil is hot, add 1 cup sliced onions and 1 teaspoon chopped garlic and fry until onions turn light brown. Stir frequently while frying.

Onions and garlic added to the pan.
Fried onions and garlic.

Add the following ingredients and cook for 6-8 seconds.

  • 2 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 2 teaspoon Kashmiri red chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon dry mango powder
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Note – If you wish to make a variation of this recipe, you can add ½ cup of chopped tomatoes at this stage.

Dry spice powders added to the pan.

Now add the fried potatoes and bhindi back to the pan and mix well.

Fried bhindi and potatoes added to the pan.
Everything mixed well.

Reduce the heat to low.

Cover the pan with a lid and cook for 4-5 minutes or until the bhindi and potatoes are nicely cooked. Stir a few times while cooking.

Note – Splash a little water if the spices get dry and burnt.

Pan covered with a lid.

Check for salt and add more if needed.

Serve hot.

Ready aloo bhindi.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I make no onion no garlic aloo bhindi ki sabzi?

Avoid adding these two ingredients to make a no onion no garlic version.

Why does my bhindi turn slimy?

After washing the bhindi, pat them dry completely with a paper towel before chopping them. If any moisture is left, the bhindi will become slimy while cooking. Also, use a sharp knife to cut the okra to prevent sliminess.

Pro Tips By Neha

Instead of frying the potatoes, you can use steamed or boiled potatoes in this recipe. However, okra must be stir-fried to avoid it getting slimy.

Reduce the chili if making the sabji for kids.

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3.67 from 3 votes

Aloo Bhindi Recipe (Potato Okra Stir Fry)

Aloo Bhindi Sabzi (Potato Okra Stir Fry) is a simple Indian sabji made using potatoes, okra, and simple spices. Make it using my easy recipe.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients 

  • ¼ cup oil (plus 2 tbsp)
  • 9 ounces potatoes (250 g, peeled and cut into ½-inch thick wedges)
  • 9 ounces bhindi (okra) (250 g, rinsed, wiped and cut into ½-inch thick rounds)
  • 1 cup thinly sliced onions
  • 1 teaspoon chopped garlic
  • 2 teaspoons coriander powder
  • 2 teaspoons Kashmiri red chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon dry mango powder (amchoor)
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
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Instructions 

Fry The Potatoes And Okra

  • Heat ¼ cup of oil in a pan over medium-high heat.
  • Once the oil is hot, add potatoes to the pan and fry until they turn light brown in color. Stir frequently while frying to ensure even cooking.
  • Remove the potatoes to a plate and set them aside.
  • Add bhindi to the same pan and fry until they are nicely browned and cooked, stirring frequently.
  • Remove on a plate and set aside.

Make The Curry

  • Reduce the heat to medium.
  • Add 2 tablespoon of oil to the same pan.
  • Once the oil is hot, add onions and garlic and cook until onions turn light brown in color. Stir frequently while frying.
  • Add coriander powder, red chili powder, turmeric powder, dry mango powder, garam masala powder, and salt, and cook for 6-8 seconds.
  • Note – You can add ½ cup of chopped tomatoes at this stage if you wish to make a variation of this recipe.
  • Now add the fried potatoes and bhindi back to the pan and mix well.
  • Reduce the heat to low.
  • Cover the pan with a lid and cook for 4-5 minutes or until the bhindi and potatoes are nicely cooked. Stir a few times while cooking.
  • Note – If the spices are getting dry and burnt, splash a little water.
  • Check for salt and add more if needed.
  • Serve hot.

Video

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Notes

You can use cayenne pepper or paprika powder instead of red chili powder.
If you do not have dry mango powder, you can squeeze a little lime at the end of cooking.
Soak the potato wedges in water until ready to use; otherwise, they will turn black from oxidation.
Wash the bhindi and wipe dry each piece using a dishcloth to prevent it from turning slimy.

Nutrition

Calories: 172kcal, Carbohydrates: 11g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 29mg, Potassium: 285mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 865IU, Vitamin C: 19mg, Calcium: 69mg, Iron: 1mg
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