Potato Okra Curry/Dry Subzi- Side for Rice and Roti

By Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen - Wednesday, January 09, 2013

A Lonnnnggg Overdue Post. These Pictures were Clicked, Last year October!!!! Poor picture!!! Potato Okra and Delicious Combination and a Perfect Combo for Rice or if you don't mind Dry Curries for your Roti, this would be a great choice. Another Advantage of this Curry is the Veggies!!! yeah, chopping/cutting/cleaning of both the veggies are very easy and less time-consuming. I prefer less-job veggies these days. Infact, my dear hubby gets a good stare if he gets any two of these French Beans/Broad Beans/Yardlong beans  together!!! Hope i will get over this block in another couple of months, when Bala starts something more attractive than me!!! :)

250gms Bhindi/Okra/Vendaikaai
2 large Potatoes
1 tsp Red Chili Powder
1/2 tsp Coriander Powder
1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder 
Salt to taste

2 tbsp Oil
1/4 tsp Mustard Seeds
1/4 tsp Chana dal (optional, i never use)
1/4 tsp Urad dal (Optional, i never use)
few sprigs of Curry leaves
hing a pinch

  • Wash, Peel the Potatoes, Cut them into cubes and Keep aside, until use.
  • Wash the Bhindi/Okra/Vendaikaai. Drain well in a Colander and let it sit for 5 minutes for all the water to drain. Spread them on a Kitchen towel and Pat them dry.
  • Remove the Crown and tip of Okra/Bhindi/Vendaikaai  and chop them into 1 inch pieces.
  • Heat Oil in  a Non-stick Pan, Splutter mustard seeds, add hing, curry leaves and the dals if adding. Let the dal brown.
  • Add the Chopped Okra/Bhindi/Vendaikaai and Saute. Add the dry Powders and mix well. Sprinkle little water and Let it cook it Simmer flame. Toss frequently to avoid burning of Okra/Bhindi.

  • After 10-12 minutes, the Okra/Bhindi would be half-cooked. Now add the Potatoes and Salt Mix well. 
  • Sprinkle little water, Cover and Cook for 10 minutes in a Simmer flame, tossing intermittently.
  • After 10 minutes. Take the lid off and Cook for another 4-5 minutes.  This is to dry the water vapor drops in the curry that happens while covering and cooking. 
  • The Potatoes would have turned to a golden brown by this time. Take care not to burn them. Take it off the Stove and Serve with Rice or Roti's.

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  1. Easy and quick to make dry curry, easily it will be a favorite with the family as these are the two most preferred veggies.

  2. Delicious and crispy Potaoto Subzi Priya.

  3. Curry looks really yummy Priya.

  4. Potato and okra,my family favourite veggies,obviously this dry curry is our favorite too,excellent side dish.

  5. I love this combo of veggies. first time here , do visit my space too.

  6. Potato and okra are match made in heaven! I am going to make this soon


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