Monday, September 17, 2012


This is for my Vege -vegan friends ( by default it is for carnivores also) . I am continuously cooking but not much worth publishing. A vacation in kitchen,  is worth million $ and I am earning it!!! 
Not much preamble today because my dentist is waiting in ambush to extract the healthy teeth,  by mistake first , then apologize and then extract the ailing the bargain he earns faster and I gain,  because sooner or later I will spend it per tooth extracted into all teeth. May be it is good...with inflation at 8% , I gain , by spending for future,today..


Well this is a time proven recipe , Bhindi -alu fry ...nothing great about it ...I will just give one of the many variation I use ..a sour tinge and absence of strong spices ( other than used in tempering ) .
* Bhindi ( DhyaDoNs in Bong) , Ladies finger, Okra etc 250 gms 
* Potato 1 medium ( about 75 gms) 
*  green chili 4 -6 
* am chur 11/2 tsp ( dry mango powder , anar powder, lemon juice ) optional 
*red chili powder extra hot ( optional) 
*Oil 2-3 tbsp
* Popy seeds 2 tsp ( optional) 
*turmeric 1 tsp 
Hing, ( asafoetida)  ( 30% powdered), 1/2 tsp
*for tempering ...panch  phodon , 1 tsp  (if you dont have it , use 1/2 tsp each of fennel and methi ( fenugreek). Dry red chili 2  

Wash and cut the bhindi to 1 inch pieces 
Cut potato to 5 mm thick,  half moon 
Heat oil to smoking and cool slightly 
add the tempering and  add the potatoes and fry to off color 
add Hing, ( asafoetida), poppy seeds and immediately followed by the bhindi..
All ingredients added 

Add turmaric and fry
Add salt when the volume shrinks 
Cover for 5 minutes and cook at slow heat.
Uncover and Stir fry at high heat till the oil comes out.
Add red chili powder ; amchur or any other  souring agent, stir fry for 1 minutes .
Switch off heat 
Eat with rice , Paratha or puri ( as u know, I dislike roti )


Suman Arthy said...

Wow this is so mouth watering....

ইন্দিরা মুখার্জি said...

Simple recipe.....yet becomes "ABHINABA" due to the mode of presentation!

The knife said...

i love it when pratap sends the dhyarosh bhaaja fry with posto in his dabba

Chandrani said...

Aloo-bhindi fry amar fav kintu ami posto phoron diye banaini kokhono. Apnar ta dekhe ami try korbo.

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Priya said...

Such a delicious stir fry,goes awesome along with rotis.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Posto diye ki bhari shundor lagche dekhte...Love this simple bhaja with dal and bhaat

Sanoli Ghosh said...

Ushnish da,

Apnar hater choya pele, oti sadharon recipe o anoboddyo hoye othe. Amazingly made this simple stir fry. Your simple touch made it just luscious. Ebar bhindi pelei eta try korbo. Bhalo thakben.

With best regds,

Sutapa said...

Aloo diye dhayrosh bhaja is one my house regular recipe but never done it this way.....A must try for me. My Maa use grated coconut fried with it with add of salt sugar ektu misti misti khete hoy seta ... kintu posto panch phoron, hing and lemon ...awesome combo. Thumbs up dada!

My Experiments with Food said...

Aaha! Another recipe :) And that too a vegetarian one!! I love the combination of Bhindi and Aaloo.

Arti said...

Thanks so much for the Vegetarian Recipe Ushnish Da :)
And this looks so tempting, the color of the Alu Bhindi looks great!
Wish you and your family a very Happy Ganesha Chaturthi Da :)

Cardamom Hills said... did u like the desert life? i read that u were away in the last arvi post :D nice to see u back...i was also out of blogging for quite sometime but now back...nice to catch up...the bhindi looks appetizing...both me and my hubby love this veggie....will try ur recipe next time i make :-)

Zareena said...

mmmm.... I remember my friend used to bring this for lunch. Nice dish. Bookmarked this.

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Shobha said...

Hi Ushnish..nice to see you back..I even saw your comments today on CAL (Fb) thought you must be back..
nice sabzi.simple and delicious..
My recipe today is the same too.
Sindhi bhindi aloo.

Vijitha said...

That looks so good Ushnish da. I have been cooking okra a lot and this will be a variation from my usual ones. Will try it and let you know how my son loved it.

Arti said...

Hello Ushnish Da,
Wish you and your family a very Happy Navratri :)
Hope you are doing fine and in the best of health :)

Arti said...

Ushnish Da, Hope you had a fabulous Diwali :)
Wish you a very Happy New Year :)
Please do a post soon!

tintin said...

i just bumped into your blog and i could not stop salivating after reading your recipes and seeing your pictures..oh my god you cook so good! i just love the way you cook ..simple yet delicious..yummy..

Rajani said...

Happy New Year. Always love potato and bhindi but never tried khus with it - now I will