Jul 9, 2011

Aloo Bindi

I made this yesterday as a side dish for our dinner. It was really good and my girls loved. I had to combine potatoes with okra because the available quantity of okra in my fridge was not enough for four of us..It was so simple to make. Here goes the recipe.

  1.  Potato - 1 cup (chopped into cubes)
  2. Okra - 1 cup (chopped into 1" sized)
  3. Onion - 1 medium sized chopped
  4. tomato - 1 chopped
  5. Turmeric powder - 1/2 tso
  6. Chilli powder - 3/4 tsp (acc to taste)
  7. salt to taste
  8. Oil - 1 tsp
  9. Ajwain - few pinches
  10. Coriander leaves & curry leaves - to garnish
Microwave potato cubes adding required amount of water,salt(enough for potato) & turmeric powder, in a microwave safe bowl, for 3 to 5 minutes or till its done.  In the mean time, preheat oil in a pan, splutter ajwain seeds, add chopped onion, saute for a minute. Add chopped tomato and mix it and let it cook in low flame for couple of minutes. Now add the chopped Okra/vendakkai/bindi pieces to the ingredients along with turmeric powder, chilli powder and required amount of salt and sprinkle a hand full of water and let it cook for 3 to 5 minutes. When the Okra is 3/4th done, add the cooked potato to it and mix it well and sprinkle  few spoons of water and let everything cook well for couple of more minutes or till its fully done. Garnish it with coriander leaves. 

We can always add garam masala powder to it if we need to.

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