Bindi Aloo - Bharva Style(Okra & Potato with fennel powder) - For Party

Bhindi/Okra is very popular in South Asian cuisine. It is used in lots of preparation in India , equally popular in north and south Indian cuisine. Bhindi/Okra has become is very popular health food in west due to its high fiber, folate and vitamin C content. Bhindi and aloo together is a very popular combo . This Bhindi Aloo (Bharva Style) is inspired from a  UP recipe , i learnt it from a friends mother who was visiting her from India. They use whole potato,eggplant  and okra and stuff with the spices and cook  but i have  the sliced potatoes and bhindi and sprinked it with the spice mixture. I also saw a similar Bharva Bhindi recipe in Vidhu Mitta's cookbook . I just love her book for the simplicity of her recipes.Bhindi  aloo with rice and dal taste heavenly. Bhindi aloo goes well with roti or paratha too.

Bhindi /Okra- 1/2 lb - 250 gms
Potato - 1/4 lb - 125 gms
Turmeric Powder- 1/4 tsp
Red Chili Powder - 2 tsp
Coriander Powder - 4 tsp
Amchur /Dry mango Powder - 2 tsp
Fennel Powder - 4 tsp
Oil  for frying
Salt to taste

Tempering :
 Oil - 1 tbsp
 Jeera/Cumin - 1 tsp
 Hing /Asafoetida - 1/4 tsp

Step I : 
  1. Remove top and bottom of okra and slice into half.
  2. Cut potato into half vertically and cut halves into thin slices.

Step II : 
  1. Heat  oil in a deep pan.
  2. Add the potato and cook the slices to light golden .
  3. Remove from oil and sprinkle with salt and keep aside .
  4. Add the okra to the remaining oil and cook till okra is lightly crisped.
  5. Remove from oil and sprinkle with salt and keep aside .

Step III :
  1. Heat a tbsp oil and add hing and cumin.
  2. Lower the heat and all the spices powder to the oil.
  3. Cook for a minute and add the vegetable.
  4. Mix everything well and cook for 5 minutes .
PS : Instead of deep frying you and pan roast potato and okra slices too.


  1. Its simply stunning, the flavors and a great recipe for okra. Certainly keeping aside to be tried out.

  2. Yumm and flavorful. I loved the addition of fennel seeds. Gonna try :)

  3. Irresistible aloo bhindi. Loved the pinch of fennel powder you applied on it.

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  4. Fantastic bindi aloo, drooling here..

  5. Wowww... Such a delicious and fantastic bhindi.. looks awesome !!

  6. Very very flavourful and delectable bhindi