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Monday, July 11, 2011

Alu bhendi Bhaja/Charchadi

Cooking Time Required: 10-15 mins
Cost of Preparation: 15-20 rupees

Ingredients: Ladiesfinger(bhendi) (200 gm), Alu(potato) ( 1 no., large ), green chilli (1-2 no.), cumin seeds (1/4 tsp), mustard seeds (1/5 tsp), turmeric powder(1/4 tsp), mustard oil ( 2 tsp ), salt to taste.

For the mustard garlic paste: mustard seeds (1 tsp), garlic cloves ( 4-5 nos).

Preparation: Wash the ladiesfinger and cut into small pieces . Cut the potatoes into smaller pieces than the ladies finger so that they get cooked in the same time.

Grind the mustard seeds and remaining garlic pods into a fine paste.

Cooking: Heat 2 tsp oil in a deep vessel and add the broken green chilli, mustard seeds and cumin seeds. Add the potatoes and ladiesfinger to the spluttering seeds.

Fry the ladiesfinger and potato pieces on a high flame for 3-4 mins.

Mix the garlic-mustard paste with 1/3 cup of water and add to the wok. Add salt and turmeric and close with a lid.

Cook till water evaporates and veggies are cooked. Sprinkle a little mustard oil towards the end (options).

Remove from wok and serve with rice/rotis/parathas.


  1. very new recipe to me...i never tried this combo..bhendi n aloo n also the mustard garlic paste is very interesting one...looks so inviting n nice pictures...

  2. This looks really good. Love the simple combination of spices, and the okra and potato must be nice together.

  3. Looks great and a perfect lunch box..

  4. love the okra potato combination!!

  5. So tempting and spicy looking dish...

  6. Very different and yummy :) will give it a try soon.

    Here for the first time and liking your recipes. Keep it going.

    You are most welcome to my space too :)


  7. I love the flavor mustard seeds add- this looks great!

  8. The alu and bhenddi combo is new to me. We make only bhendi without any other ingredient. But this looks really worth trying, Thanks :)

  9. Love the simplicity of the dish..looks delicious!


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