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Bhindi (Okra)-Potato Sabji

Okra is also commonly called ladies finger or gumbo. It is known as bhendi or bhindi in India. The common assumption is that it is a vegetable to which water is not added for cooking because of its sticky consistency. But it is still used for making sambhar and stew in the southern parts of India and tastes yummy too. This is a recipe from the state of Gujarat on thewest coast where I was brought up and tastes very good with any kind of breads such as roti, chappati or parathas.

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  • 1 lb Okra
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Asafoetida
  • 1 tsp Turmeric pd
  • 2 tsp Red Chili
  • - - Salt to Taste
  • 3 tbsp Oil
  • 1 Small Tomato (optional)


  1. Wash and dry the okras with a clean kitchen towel.
  2. Take out the front and end tips and cut the okras into thin round-lets. Peel & cut the potatoes into small cubes.
  3. Meanwhile heat oil in a frying pan and add mustard seeds to this. When the seeds start spluttering, add the potatoes and fry it for a couple of minutes. After about 2 to 3 minutes, add the turmeric powder and asafoetida and add in the okra pieces. Mix it well and add salt to taste. Fry this for about 5 minutes. Then add chilli powder and fry it until the vegetable is cooked.. Adjust seasoning if needed. This will take about 20 minutes. Cut the tomato into 4 slices and add this to the sabji. Continue cooking for about 2 to 3 minutes until the tomatoes are soft but not overcooked. Adjust seasoning if needed.