Aaloo Bhindi ki sabzi is a very simple easy to put together side dish when you are running short of time and need a tasty quick side dish , good for lunch bags .
Many a time I resort to making this yummy dish in minutes when I have no specific recipe in mind as I always have some okras and potatoes in the vegetable basket .
2 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed to small pieces.
20 okras , washed wiped dry.
1 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp mustard seeds ( optional )
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp Kashmiri chili powder
Salt to taste
Pinch of asafoetida powder
2 tbsp oil
Chopped coriander leaves for garnish.
Pinch of fennel powder
Pinch of mango powder ( Aamchoor powder )
1. Wash wipe dry the okras and trim the heads and tails.Chop the okras into slightly bigger pieces.
2. Take a pan , add some oil, heat it up, splutter the mustard seeds, add the cumin seeds, let it brown a bit, add the okras and quickly toss them in the oil in high heat to prevent stickiness, then add the cubed potatoes and all the other ingredients one by one, stirring the mixture of okra sand potatoes all the time to avoid sticking and burning.
3. Lower the flame and cook covered on a low flame. Do not add water to cook as the okras are moist and will help cook the potatoes . If need be just sprinkle some drops of water and keep starring.
4. When done, remove and garnish with coriander leaves.
This is a great side dish for phulkas, rotis and also rice . I usually prefer to make this dish to be packed for lunch box.
If you wish you can add chopped onions to this dish.
You need to saute the onions first til they glisten and turn pink, then add okras and potatoes .
I prefer to avoid onions in this dish.