Bhindi Alu Sabzi

Bhindi Alu Sabzi  is a simple and tasty sabzi  commonly prepared  in North India.  Bhindi is  called as  Ladys Finger in English. Bendakaye ,  Vendhakaye  in  tamil  and  Bhinda  in gujarathi.This Bhindi is a common vegetable used in many recipes as it is  highly  beneficial for the people on diet plan as the bhindi is a high fiber vegetable.

This Alu Bhindi    sabzi   is very easy to prepare   and very good for the health. This Bhindi Alu Sabzi  is filled with vitamin rich C and K and  instant energy booster Alu, that is carbohydrate   rich.  Bhindi  Alu Sabzi  is a healthy sabzi  prepared usiny typical masalas along with besan. This Bhindi  is very good for the pregnant ladies as  Bhindi is rich in folates , that  helps in fetal development.

Do try this Bhindi Alu Sabzi  at your house and reap the benefits of Bhindi.Check  my food blog on every  Saturdays for new recipes.

Preparation time  –  20 minutes

Cooking time  –  10 minutes

Total time  –  30 minutes

Serves  –  2 to 3 people

Ingredients:-

  • 250 gms  bhindi
  • 250 gms  potato  (alu )
  • 5 tbsp  gram flour (besan )
  • 1/2  tsp ajwain
  • 1 1/2  tsp amchur powder
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • ½ tsp  turmeric powder
  • 1 to 2 tsp red chilly powder
  • 2 green chilly slit
  • ¼ tsp asfeotida
  • 1 tsp garam masala powder
  • 2 tbsp dry copra (opt )
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp to 3 tbsp  oil

Method :-

Dry roast the gram flour in a non stick kadai  till it slightly changes its colour and allow to cool down.

Then add all the dry masalas to the besan  and mix nicely and keep aside.

Wash the potato nicely with water and remove the peel of potato  and  cut into long cubes like finger chips.

Wash the bhindi nicely in the water and wipe  the bhindi  nicely with a dry cloth and removed the corners  of  the bhindi .

Then cut the bhindi into lengthwise pieces and again cut into horizontal pieces.

Par boil the alu pieces till alu becomes slightly soft.

Heat  the  oil in a wide nonstick pan and add the ajwain and asfeotida  and allow to splutter.

Then add the bhindi pieces and roast nicely  till all the moisture  disappears becomes slightly crispy nearly 5 to8 minutes.

In a separate kadai  roast the parboiled alu pieces  till it turns light brown. Then put this pieces on the roasted bhindi and mix nicely.

Add the masala powder on the roasted vegetables and give a nice mix.

Roast the sabzi nicely adding the salt on it.

When the sabzi gets nicely coated  with the masalas , switch off the stove.

Serve the Bhindi Alu sabzi  with hot roti or chapathi.

Tips :-

  • You may fry the bhindi and alu separately  till light brown  and use in the sabzi.
  • You may add the dry copra in the end and give a nice mix before removing from the fire.
  • you may roast the bhindi in micro oven with very less oil for more healthier optoin.

Health meter:-

Bhindi

  • High fiber vegetable known for its high soluble and insoluble fiber.
  • Rich in vitamin C and K.
  • Reduces the blood sugar levels in the bodyas it rich  in fiber.
  • Maintains cholesterol levels in the body helpful in healthy pregnancy.
  • Helps to maintain good eyesite.
  • Helps to treat kidney disease.
  • Prevents the development of astama.
  • Prevents constipation.
  • Helps to prevent sun strokes.
  • Controls obesity with regular usage of raw  or cooked  form of bhindi.
  • Prevents colon cancer.

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