Bhindi Aloo Ki Sabzi

Bhindi Aloo Ki Sabzi

30 Mins
4-5 People
15 Mins



Bhindi Aloo Ki Sabzi holds a special place in my culinary repertoire, not just because of its delicious taste but also because of the memories it evokes. Growing up, my grandmother would often prepare this dish during the monsoon season when fresh okra and potatoes were in abundance in our backyard garden. I remember eagerly helping her in the kitchen, meticulously washing and chopping the vegetables under her watchful eye. As the aroma of spices filled the air, I couldn't wait to dig into the piping hot sabzi served with fluffy rotis. Since then, Bhindi Aloo Ki Sabzi has become a comfort food for me, reminding me of home and the simple joys of family gatherings around the dining table.


Recipe of Bhindi Aloo Ki Sabzi



  • 250 grams okra (bhindi), washed and dried
  • 2 medium-sized potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 2 tablespoons mustard oil or refined oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 2 medium-sized onions, finely chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder (adjust according to taste)
  • 2 medium-sized tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
  • Fresh coriander leaves for garnishing





  1. Heat mustard oil or refined oil in a pan or kadhai over medium heat.
  2. Add cumin seeds (jeera) and let them crackle.
  3. Add finely chopped onions and sauté until translucent. Be careful not to brown the onions.
  4. Add diced potatoes and sauté for 2-3 minutes until they start to soften.
  5. Sprinkle a little salt over the potatoes and continue to sauté for another 3-4 minutes until they are partially cooked.
  6. Now add the washed and dried okra (bhindi) to the pan.
  7. Mix well with the potatoes and onions.
  8. Sprinkle turmeric powder and salt over the vegetables.
  9. Cover and cook for 3-4 minutes until the potatoes are almost tender.
  10. Add red chili powder and chopped tomatoes to the pan.
  11. Mix well and cook for another 2 minutes until the tomatoes are slightly softened.
  12. Finally, sprinkle coriander powder and cook for a minute more.
  13. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves.
  14. Serve hot with roti, rice, or as a side dish.


Enjoy your delicious Home-Style Bhindi Aloo!



About the Recipe


Bhindi Aloo Ki Sabzi is a classic Indian dish made with tender okra (bhindi) and potatoes (aloo) cooked together with aromatic spices. This vegetarian delicacy is popular across India and is enjoyed as a side dish with roti, paratha, or rice. The okra adds a unique texture to the dish, while the potatoes provide a hearty base. Together, they create a harmonious blend of flavors that is both comforting and satisfying. Whether served as a part of a festive meal or enjoyed on a regular day, Bhindi Aloo Ki Sabzi is sure to tantalize your taste buds and leave you craving for more.



Cooking Tips


  1. Choose Fresh Okra: Select young, tender okra pods without blemishes for the best texture and flavor.
  2. Prevent Okra from Becoming Slimy: To prevent okra from becoming slimy, make sure it is completely dry before chopping and avoid overcooking.
  3. Partially Cook Potatoes: Partially cook the potatoes before adding them to the sabzi to reduce the overall cooking time.
  4. Stir Gently: Stir the sabzi gently to avoid breaking the okra pieces and maintain their shape.
  5. Adjust Spices: Adjust the amount of spices according to your taste preferences and the spiciness of the green chilies.



Pairing Guide


  • Roti or Paratha: Serve Bhindi Aloo Ki Sabzi with freshly made roti or paratha for a wholesome and satisfying meal.
  • Steamed Rice: Enjoy the sabzi with steamed rice and a side of yogurt for a comforting lunch or dinner.
  • Pickles and Chutneys: Pair the dish with a variety of pickles and chutneys for an extra burst of flavor.




Frequently Asked Questions about Bhindi Aloo Ki Sabzi


  1. What is Bhindi Aloo Ki Sabzi?
    • Bhindi Aloo Ki Sabzi is an Indian dish made with okra (bhindi) and potatoes (aloo) cooked with spices.
  2. How do I prevent okra from becoming slimy?
    • Ensure that the okra is completely dry before chopping it, and avoid overcooking it to prevent sliminess.
  3. Can I use frozen okra for this recipe?
    • While fresh okra is preferable, you can use frozen okra if fresh is not available. Thaw it completely before using.
  4. Can I add other vegetables to this sabzi?
    • Yes, you can customize the recipe by adding other vegetables such as tomatoes, onions, or bell peppers.
  5. Is Bhindi Aloo Ki Sabzi vegan-friendly?
    • Yes, Bhindi Aloo Ki Sabzi is a vegan dish as it contains no animal products.
  6. Can I make this dish spicy?
    • Yes, you can adjust the spiciness of the dish by adding more or fewer green chilies or chili powder according to your preference.
  7. How long does it take to cook Bhindi Aloo Ki Sabzi?
    • The cooking time may vary but typically takes around 20-25 minutes once all the ingredients are added to the pan.
  8. Can I make this dish ahead of time?
    • Yes, you can make Bhindi Aloo Ki Sabzi ahead of time and reheat it before serving. It tastes even better the next day as the flavors have time to meld.
  9. What can I serve with Bhindi Aloo Ki Sabzi?
    • You can serve it with roti, paratha, naan, or rice along with a side of yogurt or pickles.
  10. How do I store leftover Bhindi Aloo Ki Sabzi?
    • Store the leftover sabzi in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days. Reheat before serving.