Sesame Bhindi Aloo – (Okra & Potato)

This is absolutely delicious!!! I never knew bhindi could be this yummy. You must try it…. 🙂

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Ingredients:
20-25 pieces of Okra
4-5 small potatoes
1/2 an onion – sliced
4-5 Curry Leaves
1/2 tsp red chili powder
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
1/4 tsp Coriander powder
1/4 tsp Cumin powder
1/2 tsp Mango powder
A pinch of garam masala powder
1/4 tsp Sesame seeds
1/4 tsp Cumin seeds
1/4 tsp Mustard Seeds
A pinch of hing (Asafetida) – optional
1/2 tsp Ginger paste
1/2 tsp Garlic paste
1 tbs of desiccated coconut
Oil to fry

Method:
Heat oil in a non stick pan.
Fry the okra till edges start browning slightly.
Remove and set aside on a paper towel.
Fry potatoes in the same oil & remove and set aside.

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Remove excess oil from the pan and add the mustard and cumin seeds and wait for them to crackle.
Add the asafetida.
Add the sesame seeds and cook for a few seconds.
Add the onions and fry till light golden brown.
Add the turmeric, cumin, coriander and garam masala powder along with the Ginger and garlic paste.
Sprinkle a few drops of water if needed.
Add the fried potatoes and mix well.
Add the salt and coat the potatoes well.
Add the fried okra and cook for a minute or two.
Add the red chili powder and cook for another few minutes. Mixing well but gently so you don’t break the okra pieces.
Add the desiccated coconut flakes and mix well.
Add mango powder and let the okra and potatoes simmer on low heat for a minute.

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Serve hot with roti.

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