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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


Mina Joshi said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Ramya said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Kalpana Sareesh said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful curry and love the fresh masala ..

Meena said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Tina said... Best Blogger Tips

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!

Poonam Borkar said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Tina said... Best Blogger Tips


Anu said... Best Blogger Tips

Simple and yum side dish for rotis and rice.

Archana said... Best Blogger Tips

Very tasty and simple. Thanks

Claudia said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely flavors - and all new to me.

S.Menaga said... Best Blogger Tips

super combo...love this flavourful curry!!

Suchi said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Katerina said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful okra masala Aarthi!

Preeti Garg said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Mélange said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Lizzy said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Anisha Ranjit said... Best Blogger Tips

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

faseela said... Best Blogger Tips

yummy subji....lovely combo

Mano Saminathan said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Reshmi Mahesh said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice recipe...Looks yum..

maha said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Roshu said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious preparation!!!!

Angie's Recipes said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Christy Gerald said... Best Blogger Tips

Superb Okra combo Dish Dear.

Hema said... Best Blogger Tips

Very delicious with the frehly ground masala..

Jennifurla said... Best Blogger Tips

This looks fabulous, screams flavor to me.

Catherine said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Vidhya said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Curry and Comfort said... Best Blogger Tips

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

alanna rose said... Best Blogger Tips

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!

Kristen said... Best Blogger Tips

A very delicious looking dish!

divya said... Best Blogger Tips

Very inviting and delicious!!

Hamaree Rasoi said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely combination of potatoes and bhindi. Wonderfully prepared.

Hamaree Rasoi

Mahi said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Thanks for dropping by n following my blog!

Rekha shoban said... Best Blogger Tips

healthy combo!!perfect with chapathi!

Yummy Team said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Shanthi said... Best Blogger Tips

Fresh and perfect masala

Jay said... Best Blogger Tips

awesome & inviting curry
Tasty Appetite

Kaveri said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Sudha Sabarish said... Best Blogger Tips

Loved the combo of veggies and bookmarked.

Mamatkamal said... Best Blogger Tips

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!

Gayathri Anand said... Best Blogger Tips

nice combo ...looks yummy

jasjit singh johal said... Best Blogger Tips

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