Bhindi Alu (Okra with Potatoes)


bhindialu3This is a delicious recipe that I learnt  a long time ago and among one of the first few recipes that I learnt when I was still in school . Bhindi (okra or lady’s finger) is one of my favorite vegetables as well . This recipe uses dry mango powder along with the other regular spices and is a dry sabji. To avoid/reduce the sliminess  of okra wash it well and dry thoroughly using  a paper towel .The potato in the dish is optional and you can just make it with only okra as well.

Bhindi Alu(Okra with Potatoes)

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: easy
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A mouth watering and delicious vegetarian dish with okra and potatoes based on North Indian cuisine and perfect for dinner served with rotis (bread) or rice.


  1. 1 lb okra slit and cut length wise ( about an inch size)
  2. 1/2 onion diced
  3. 1 large potato cut length wise
  4. 1 tomato diced (optional)
  5. 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  6. 2 green chillies
  7. 1 tsp chilly powder
  8. 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  9. 2 tsp coriander powder
  10. 1/2 tsp amchur (dry mango) powder
  11. 1 bunch coriander leaves chopped
  12. 1 tsp cumin
  13. a pinch of asafoetida
  14. 1/4 tsp garam masala(optional)
  15. salt to taste


  • Heat 3 tbsp oil in a deep bottomed pan
  • Add cumin seeds and let it splutter
  • Add asafoetida, onions and green chillies  and sautée for a while
  • Add 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • Add diced tomatoes and cook well (optional)
  • Add all the spiced powders turmeric, chilly, coriander and dry mango (amchur) powders
  • Mix it well , add the potatoes fry for about 2 to 3 minutes
  • Next Add okra , fry it for a while until combined well
  • Add salt to taste
  • Cose the lid and cook on low steam
  • Make sure to open the lid and keep stirring in between so that it does not get slimy and over cooked
  • After it is cooked , sprinkle garam masala(optional)
  • Add chopped coriander leaves
  • Serve with rotis or phulkas or rice ! Enjoy 🙂

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    May 22, 2017 at 9:10 am

    Yummy and easy recipe ☺️👍

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      May 22, 2017 at 9:34 am

      Thank you Priya, yes easy recipe 🙂

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    May 22, 2017 at 9:34 am

    Interesting combo! Sounds delicious!

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    May 22, 2017 at 9:55 am


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    Cook with Smile..
    May 22, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    Two favorite veggie in one dish..sounds awesome

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      May 22, 2017 at 2:17 pm

      Thank you Lathiya, that’s right two universal favorite veggies I guess 🙂

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    May 22, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    I love okra!!! Looks yum 🙂

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      May 23, 2017 at 4:18 pm

      Thank you so much Julz! my favorite as well!

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    Lavs Raj
    May 22, 2017 at 5:11 pm

    So easy and looks yummy.. okra is my favourite vegetable.

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      May 22, 2017 at 8:04 pm

      Thank you , good to hear it’s your favorite as well!

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    May 23, 2017 at 3:54 am

    Superb share ❤️

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    Anshu Agarwal
    May 24, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    It is looking yummy…thank you for sharing it !!

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    May 25, 2017 at 6:00 am

    The other day i was thinking of making aloo bhindi. My all time favorite

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      May 25, 2017 at 9:29 am

      cool, hope to read your post on it sometime 🙂 great to hear it’s your favorite as well!Thanks Pooja

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        May 25, 2017 at 11:06 pm

        You bet the post is coming soon. Our love for blogging aahh 🙂

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          May 26, 2017 at 12:12 pm

          Awesome! will look forward to it ..yes blogging am so glad to have found this passion:)

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    May 26, 2017 at 12:00 am

    Amazing combination of flavours!

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      May 26, 2017 at 12:10 pm

      Thank you Sumith, appreciate it!

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    May 31, 2017 at 3:18 pm

    Dish looks yum! Bhindi is one of my favs 😀

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      May 31, 2017 at 9:19 pm

      Thank you Pia, great to know its your favorite too ..I love your bhindi recipes as well 🙂

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        May 31, 2017 at 9:37 pm

        Thank u ☺️

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    June 5, 2017 at 12:37 am

    This looks awesome! But where do you get dried mango powder??!

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      June 5, 2017 at 9:55 am

      Hi Melissa, Thank you! You can easily get dried mango powder also called “amchur” in any Indian grocery store. Even if you skip this ingredient it will still turn out good.It just gives a little sour and tangy taste!

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    Dieter Dietz
    October 1, 2018 at 7:13 am

    Sehr schöne Rezepte ,wir werden einige nachkochen

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