Okra-Plantain Gravy

Learnt this super healthy yet yummy recipe from my bhabi. She is an excellent cook. I could not believe that this combination can taste good also.

Ingredients :

200 grams bhindi washed, cut into 1 inch long piece.
1 raw plaintain cut into two and pressure cooked for 2-3 minutes
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp garam masala powder
Salt to taste
Grind to paste : 1 small onion, 2 small tomatoes, 2 green chilies, ½ inch ginger, 4-5 garlic pods
1 tsp panchphutana (mustard seeds, cumin seeds, onion seeds, fennel seeds, methi seeds)
1 tbp oil

Method to cook :

Heat ½ tbsp oil in a non flat pan and cook bhindi for 4-5 minutes till the slimyness is gone. Cook without adding anything to it.
Remove the skin from boiled plantain and cut into small pieces.
Heat ½ tbsp oil in a pan. Allow it to be hot. Add panchphutana. Once it starts spluttering , add the onion paste.
Cook for 5-6 minutes. Add dry spices and cook for 2 minutes more. Add 1 full glass of water and bring it to boil.
Add plantain and okra pieces. Add salt to taste and boil for another 4-5 minutes.
Serve hot roti/rice


  1. Wow this combination is truly new for me..looks awesome..

  2. lovely combination,very healthy recipe...

  3. Very new combo... looks yummy.

  4. this luks gr88 nd tastes gr88 too ..my mom makes dis typical oriya curry .. :) :) @soma u r doing a gr88 job , dishes nd their pics all seem gr88 .

  5. Unique combo but cooked it in a very delicious gravy..recipe is very nice...

  6. Sounds delicious combo..New to me!

  7. Hi Soma,
    Even I also prepare bhindi with potatoes but my version is a dry preparation. Your gravy looks delicious.....
    Hamaree Rasoi

  8. Thats a rare combo' like okras, so will defi' try this recipe.