Feb 6, 2012

Bhinda Bataka / Bhindi Batata / Gujarati Okra Potato Curry / Potato & LadysFinger Subzi (Sabzi) / How to make Leelo Masalo or Gujarati Fresh Masala

Did you all came across the review which I posted earlier about the book Gujarati Kitchen. If not check it now here. This recipe is from her cookbook..When I was reading that book, I came across this recipe which got my immediate attention because of its simplicity..I made this sabzi immediately and result was wow..

This subzi get its unique flavour and taste from the fresh masala which we add..Making that masala is wicked easy, it just calls for few fresh stuffs which are readily available in each and every household. You could make this masala in bulk and store it in freezer for easy access..This can be served with either rice and dal or with hot roti..

I hope you all like it and let me know what you think..


Ladysfinger / Okra / Vendaikai – ½ kg chopped
Potato – 3 large chopped
Cumin Powder / Jeera Powder -1 tsp
Coriander Powder / Malli Podi -1 tblspn
Chilli Powder -1 tsp
Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi – ½ tsp
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku -1 tsp
Fenugreek Seeds / Methi / Vendayam -1 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil-1 tblspn

For Fresh Masala:
Ginger –  2 tblspn
Garlic – 2 tblspn
Green Chilli – 1
Lemon Juice – 2 tsp
Turmeric Powder / Majal Podi – ½ tsp
Oil- 1 tblspn


Start by making Fresh masala..Grind ginger, garlic, green chilli and turmeric together to a smooth paste. Transfer to a bowl and add lemon juice and oil. Mix well..This is Fresh Masala.

Now make subzi. Heat oil and add mustard and fenugreek seeds.

Add potato and ladysfinger and mix well. Add salt and mix well.

Now add in chilli, coriander, turmeric and cumin powder. Toss well..

Add the fresh masala and mix well.. Cover and cook for 10-15 mins..Now open the lid and cook for 5 more minutes.

Serve hot with rice or roti.

Start by making Gujarati Fresh Masala
Take ginger, garlic green chilli and turmeric in a blender
and blend it
Transfer to a bowl
add some lemon juice
and oil
mix well
Now take all ur ingrediants for subzi
Prepare ur veggies
heat oil
add mustard & fenugreek
add potatoes
and okra
mix well
add salt
cumin and coriander
chilli and turmeric
fresh masala
and mix well
cover and cook
till potatoes are done.
Taste great with Rice


  1. Looks lovely and dry. I cook okra but never with any other vegetable. Will try your style soon.

  2. nice recipe with okra.. btw, do u have the recipe for maharashtrian style okra and peanut powder fry..

  3. Beautiful curry and love the fresh masala ..

  4. wow that is nice.. i do make bhindi sabzi with aloo but never used the masala like this. the pulao on side is looking yummy too, do u have recipe of the pulao on side.. yummy dish

  5. I really like the blend of okra and potatoes together. This is probably the first dish I have seen that has both. It does look tasty!

  6. Bhindi Batata looks delicious..loved the gujarati fresh masala..very nice recipe!!

  7. Simple and yum side dish for rotis and rice.

  8. Lovely flavors - and all new to me.

  9. super combo...love this flavourful curry!!

  10. Bhindi is one of my favourite veggies and this one looks nice. Bookmarking this recipe. Thanks for sharing...

  11. completely new combo bindi and potatoes. gud job...

  12. My God,am drooling over this.Big fan of bhindi..Yum!

  13. I just want to pluck one of those lovely potatoes out of your photo and eat it! YUM.

  14. Mouthwatering.. I love Bhindi and who doesn't love potato... bOokmarked will try this soon.

  15. Simple but delicious curry! Step by step photogrphs are evry nice!!

  16. awesome combo..looks great..........

  17. A homey and delicious stir-fry. I love ladyfingers.

  18. Very delicious with the frehly ground masala..

  19. This looks fabulous, screams flavor to me.

  20. Dear Aarthi, This is a flavorful way to prepare okra and potatoes. I would enjoy it. I am sure. Blessings, Catherine xo

  21. Loved this recipe for bhinda-bataka will surely try this soon.

  22. My mouth was really watering looking all all your pictures!! I love okra and could eat this every day. :)

  23. Aarthi, this looks amazing.
    There is no where near me to get good Indian food,I think I'm going to have start cooking it for myself!

  24. A very delicious looking dish!

  25. Very inviting and delicious!!

  26. Lovely combination of potatoes and bhindi. Wonderfully prepared.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  27. New Combo to me...Real ELOBERATE explanation! nice snaps! :)

    Thanks for dropping by n following my blog!

  28. healthy combo!!perfect with chapathi!

  29. Love the combo of aloo and bhindi..Perfect with chapatis and rice as well..

  30. Love the combination of Bhindi and Aloo...nice recipe

  31. Loved the combo of veggies and bookmarked.

  32. Thanks for posting Masala sauce recipe in details, I heard so much about this magic marinade and I would like to give it a try one day. You dish looks delicious!

  33. Typical combo.....looks unique. ...must be tried

  34. Should we add water while.cooking potatoes...and how long does it take for potatoes to be cooked coz I hav always cooked potatoes in pressure cooker

  35. @ponnu rusthamNo u dont have to add water, just cover it and cook it on a low heat. Potatoes will be done in 15 mins.

  36. Potatoes and okra best combination

  37. Won't the stickiness come out of the bindi while frying. What should we do for that?

  38. @Sowmya ShankarBecause of slow cooking the stickiness will go aaway..

  39. I tried it today its was really gd I was worried how stickiness would do with aloo but turned out great
    Thanks for the simple super side dish

  40. goes well with simple sambar and rice.

  41. Hi aarthi m new to ur blog...n I love all ur recipes n way of u explained n pictures...I tried this today it came out very well...very simple dish easy to make.

  42. Hi aarthi m new to ur blog...I like ur all recipes ...n way of u explained. pictures. .I tried the abv recipe it came out very well. ..thx fr creating this blog it ll be very helpful fr beginners lik me..

  43. Hi I tried this out today. Came out very well. Thank you!


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