Okra and Potatoes go well together – what doesn’t go well with potatoes? Today’s recipe is a vegetable fry style dish, or dry Subzi, where potatoes and okra are sautéed together with a range of spices until tender.
Dhana jiru is a spice mix used in this dish. Coriander and cumin seeds for the basis of this masala, and other spices can be added. Recipes for dhana jiru vary considerably – the ratios of coriander seed to cumin seed varies, some recipes add cinnamon, or pepper, for example, and others add up to 5 more spices for a complex spice mix. If you don’t have dhana jiru in your spice collection, simply dry roast 2 tspns coriander seed with 1 tspn cumin seed until a nice aroma arises, and then grind to a fine powder. Otherwise, use the mix that you have at hand.
Are you looking for more Okra dishes? Read more about Okra here. And try Baked Okra in Dukkah, Stir Fried Okra with Sesame Seed, Warm Salad of Charred Okra, Tomato and Preserved Lemon, and Pickled Okra.
Would you like more Potato dishes? Try Indian Toasties with Potatoes and Peas, Sago with Potato and Peanuts, and Aloo Palak Subzi.
Or perhaps you are looking for Vegetable Fry dishes? Try Cauliflower Fry with Ginger, Garlic and Green Chillies, Potato Sabzi, Beetroot Fry and Brinjal (Eggplant) Fry.
Browse all of our Okra recipes, all Potato recipes, and all of our Vegetable Fry dishes. Our Indian Recipes are here. Or explore our Late Autumn collection of recipes.
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Today’s recipe is another Green Tomato dish to add to our collection. Green tomatoes are generally available from Late Spring or Early Summer into Autumn, if you can find a green grocer who stocks them. This dish is a quick, spicy stir fry using just the tomatoes with onions and spices.
Similar dishes include Green Tomato Sambar, Aloo Bhindi Subzi, Cauliflower Fry, Green Bean and Carrot Fry, and Cabbage Fry.
Green Tomato dishes include Green Tomato and Mozzarella Salad, and Green Tomato Salsa.
Browse all of our Green Tomato dishes, our Subzi recipes and our Vegetable Fry recipes. All of our Indian recipes are here, and our Indian Essentials are here. Or explore our Mid Summer dishes.
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Green tomatoes have a sturdiness that red tomatoes don’t have. This means that they will not collapse in dishes the way a red tomato will do, and so they can be used in Indian dishes as a vegetable rather than a sauce. We are so lucky that our Green Grocer stocks them, and they are plentiful in Summer and into Autumn.
In this dish, the tartness of the green tomatoes pairs well with the sweetness of the jaggery, and dal is added to the tadka for a crunchy textural element. The spices are freshly roasted to bring out their flavour. Pair the dish with rice or roti, or serve as an accompaniment to your dal-rice.
Similar dishes include Green Tomato Sambar, Sweetcorn and Spinach Bhaji, Spinach Thoran, and Sweet Potato Subzi.
Also try Green Tomato Salsa with Coriander and Chilli.
Browse all of our Bhaji recipes, and all of our Green Tomato dishes. All of our Indian recipes are here, and our Indian Essentials are here. Or explore our Mid Summer dishes.
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This subzi is a quick okra dish, ready in less than 20 mins, and layered with spices. Its a great tiffin dish and can be served with rice and a chutney for a quick meal. Or afternoon snack.
Are you after similar recipes? Try Aloo Bhindi Subzi, Okra with a Cumin and Yoghurt Sauce, Stir fried Okra with Sesame Seed, Okra with Onions and Ladyfinger Masala.
You can browse all of our Okra recipes and all of our Subzi dishes. All of our Indian dishes are here and Indian Essentials here. Or browse our Mid Winter dishes for warming inspiration.
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This dish represents the way that Okra is served in many parts of Delhi and also in the Punjab, Bengal and other parts of North India. Okra are cooked with a caramelised onion paste, and the success of the dish depends on the onion paste being cooked to the right depth and consistency. Then tomato puree is added with spices to make a delicious sauce.
This dish comes via inspiration from Madhur Jaffrey, and like all of her dishes, it is very successful. The okra are meltingly tender, and the sauce coats them beautifully.
Are you interested in other Subzi dishes? Try Okra Subzi, Potato Sabzi, Carrots and Green Peas Subzi and Beetroot and Carrot Subzi.
Or perhaps other Okra recipes. Read more about Okra here. Then try okra in Sambar, and in Moar Kuzhambu. And make Sri Lankan Okra in Coconut Milk, Okra Stuffed with Onions, Mustard Okra Fry, Sri Lankan Okra Curry, and Spicy Dried Okra.
Browse the Madhur Jaffrey dishes we have made, all of our Subzi dishes, and all of our Okra dishes. All of our Indian recipes are here and our Indian Essentials here. Or take some time to explore our Early Winter dishes.
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We have a little love affair with Sweet Potato going on. This little subzi really hits the spot. Winter + Sweet Potatoes + Spice is a great equation that equals flavour and comfort.
Are you looking for other Sweet Potato dishes? You will like this Sweet and Sour Pumpkin, definitely. Also our Sweet Potato Poriyal. Try Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Figs, and Potato and Sweet Potato Curry.
Are you looking for other Subzi dishes? Try Kohlrabi Subzi, Potato Subzi, and Aloo Palak Subzi.
Browse all of our Sweet Potato recipes here and here. We have a categorised list of our Indian dishes too. Or simply check our easy Winter recipes here and here.
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Not often used, Kohlrabi now features in an Indian dish
Kohlrabi is not something that I cook with often, so it was a bit of a luxury to get to make a simple Punjabi Subzi with this beautiful purple-skinned vegetable of winter.
Mustardy and warming from the spices, the dish is simple to cook and does not take a lot of effort. The result is a fabulous side dish for Indian or non-Indian meals.
Kohlrabi is a great vegetable to eat raw or cooked. Salads are great with grated or thinly sliced kohlrabi. It is also great as a substitute for Jicama (Yam Bean). Use it in this Jicama and Green Mango Salad, for example, or in this Radish and Jicama Salad with Coconut Milk.
Are you looking for more Punjabi recipes? Dal Makhani is very popular, of course. Or try Baingan Bharta, a smoky eggplant curry. And also this Green Pea Pilaf.
Are you after other Subzi dishes? Try Sweet Potato Subzi with Yoghurt, Pumpkin and Sweet Potato Subzi, and Potato Subzi.
Check for other Kohlrabi recipes here. Explore our Punjabi recipes, and browse all of our Indian collection. Or take some time and browse our easy Late Winter recipes.
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I miss Priti, who lived in Adelaide for a short while. My friend was such a good cook and teacher. She shared wonderful recipes with me including this easy dish. She needed to shift suddenly, and we lost contact. Miss you Priti. Hope all is well with you.
Priti introduced me to many of the dimensions of Indian cooking, and particularly the use of Coriander leaves. This dish is cooked with chopped green coriander for 30 mins or so. While this may seem unusual outside of India (coriander is normally used fresh, as a garnish), it is akin to using a coriander paste. The resulting flavours are great. Feel free to garnish with some fresh coriander if desired.
Priti had other Coriander recipes too, like this Coriander Chutney. You might also enjoy making Pudla with Coriander or Coriander Paste.
Similar recipes to this Sabzi include Aloo Bhindi Subzi, Spinach and Sweetcorn Bhurji, Cabbage Thoran, Sweet Potato Sabzi, and Sweet Potato Poriyal.
What about Peas? Try Pea Croquettes with Mint Sauce, Stuffed Sandwiches with Potatoes and Peas, Savoury Rice and Green Pea Pilaf, and Tawa Peas.
Are you looking for Carrot recipes? Try Carrot Thoran, and Carrot Rice.
You might also like our Carrot recipes, Pea recipes and Coriander recipes. Our Indian recipes are here and our Indian Essentials here. Check out our easy Late Winter recipes too.
This dish is from our first blog which was in existence from 1995 – 2006. You can find other recipes from that blog in the Retro Recipes series.
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Sweet potatoes are a gorgeous Autumn vegetable that cries out to be part of your Autumn eating. Roasted, steamed, grilled or mashed, it is delicious change of season fare.
This dish is good to make from scratch, and also a perfect solution to the problem of left over roasted or steamed/boiled sweet potato. It briefly stirfries cooked sweet potato with spices.
Are you looking for similar recipes? Try Cauliflower Fry with Ginger, Garlic and Green Chillies, Sweet Potato Subzi with Yoghurt, Slightly Sweet and Sour Pumpkin Subzi, and Potato and Sweet Potato Spicy Curry.
Try other Subzis – Beetroot and Carrot Subzi, Carrots and Green Peas Subzi, and Potato and Spinach Subzi.
You might like to browse other Sweet Potato dishes, all of our Subzi recipes and our Thoran/Poriyal recipes. See all of our other Vegetable Fry dishes. Our Indian recipes are here. Or enjoy our Late-Autumn collection.
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Who can go on a carb-free diet when dishes like this exist?
When Yamuna Devi studied Vedic Cooking, she studied with Srila Prabhupada for 3 months. She tells that in the study of vegetables, they spent weeks on potatoes, exploring basic methods of cooking, learning how to control the taste and appearance of a dish without diminishing its nutritive value.
When I was in India recently I heard one visitor bemoaning the fact that there seemed to be so few vegetables in Indian food. Of course that is not true, but if you eat in restaurants only, it may appear that way. There is a wealth of vegetables – many more than we are used to here – including countless varieties of greens and innumerous salad style dishes. India produces one of the largest assortments of vegetables, fruits and legumes in the world. You only have to visit any market to see how this is true.
Sauce-free Indian curries like this one are really just slightly-more-elaborate vegetable sautés—toast spices in some fat, add in your vegetables, and finish with salt and sometimes a touch of sugar to season the simple, healthful spicy glaze that now coats the vegetables. Simple, but deceivingly flavour-packed and delicious.
Are you looking for other Subzi recipes?.Try Okra Subzi, Kohlrabi Subzi, Carrot and Peas Subzi, and Sweet Potato Subzi.
Are you are looking for Potato recipes? Try Saag Aloo, Aloo Gobi, Arai Puli Kuzhambu (Potatoes in Tangy Gravy), Potato and Sweet Potato Vindaloo, Doodh Wale Aloo (Milkman Potatoes), Aloo Palak (Potatoes and Spinach), and Nachi’s Sweet Potato and Eggplant Madras Curry.
Browse all of our Potato recipes, our Subzi recipes, and all of our Indian recipes. Find inspiration in our Late Summer recipes.
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An excellent curry from the Punjab region.
There are many types of wadi/vadai from all over India — this dish takes large Punjabi ones made of sundried lentils and spices (urad dal, mung dal, black pepper, cumin, chillies etc.)
The wadis add flavour, but they also add a wonderful texture to dishes, and being so dry they soak up the wettest of gravies making the dish perfectly composed with a thickness that is delectable. You can get them at your Indian Grocer, but you might like to call first and ask if they stock them. Ask for the large Punjabi Wadi. Or you can make your own!
Similar recipes include Eggplant in Tamarind Leaf Paste. You might also like to try our Punjabi Dal Makhani recipes.
Browse our Subzi recipes, all of our Potato recipes, all Eggplant recipes, and all of our Indian recipes. Find inspiration in our easy Late Autumn dishes.
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A great use for left over pumpkin. Or cook from scratch.
The challenge of every xmas – and Thanksgiving, for that matter – is how to use the left over roasted pumpkin. I have found the solution.
Inspired by The Back Yard Lemon Tree, I took the Delhi Style Sweet and Sour Pumpkin and mixed it up a little to use up several different xmas leftovers. It was delicious. Do read the original recipe – it is from Madhur Jaffrey.
Are you looking for similar recipes? Try Pumpkin Curry, Pumpkin Soup and Pumpkin Risotto. And try these Sweet Potato dishes: Sweet Potato Subzi with Yoghurt, and Potato and Sweet Potato Spicy Curry.
Try other Subzis – Kohlrabi Subzi, Carrots and Green Peas Subzi, and Potato and Spinach Subzi.
You might also like to explore all of our Subzi recipes, all of our Pumpkin recipes and all of our Sweet Potato dishes. Have a look at all of our Indian Vegetable Curries, and all of our Indian recipes. Or simply explore our Early Autumn dishes.
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Spinach and Potatoes, a warming and nourishing combo – a very healthy, homely and delicious dry vegetable dish
There are two ways of making aloo palak – one is dry aloo palak subzi and the other is potato in a wet, smooth spinach gravy. Today’s recipe is the dry version – Fried potatoes are mixed with spinach and spices. It is a popular North Indian dish.
This is a surprise dish, one where a simple spinach base with so few ingredients makes a tasty dish. That speaks to very good matching of ingredients and the matching of spices to the vegetable.
Are you looking for other Subzi dishes? Try Sweet Potato Subzi with Yoghurt, Aloo Baingan Subzi, and Carrot and Beetroot Subzi.
You might also like Mint Paneer and Makhana Palak. Also check Saag Aloo, a version of this dish with tomatoes.
Browse our other Subzi recipes, our Spinach Recipes and Potato Recipes. Other Indian recipes are here, or find inspiration in our Early Spring dishes.
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A delightful salad with an Indian flavour profile
I have been loving raw beetroot salad recently. Take a young beetroot and a carrot. Grate both. Drizzle with olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper. You can add some ginger if you want. It is wonderful, healthy and very “eliminating” too, if you know what I mean.
And then I came across an Indian version of this salad. Mustard seed, curry leaf, urad dal, cumin seed.
Are you looking for more Beetroot recipes? Try Sweet Beetroot Halwa, Beetroot Fry, Roasted Beetroot Salad with Sweetcorn, and Baked Beetroot.
All of our Beetroot recipes are here, and our Indian recipes are here. Browse our Indian Essentials. Or find inspiration in our Mid Summer collection.
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A great dish from Ol’ Madras, in South India.
I have a good friend, Narasimhan, who used to live in Adelaide. He is from Tamil Nadu but resides in Bangalore. When he was in Australia, he would regularly arrive at my place, bearing this curry and a bunch of roses, asking only that I cook some rice and maybe (under his guidance) some payasam. This curry is so easy and so good, or maybe it is the smell of the roses that biases my tastebuds.
Sauce-free Indian curries like these are really just slightly-more-elaborate vegetable sautés—toast spices in ghee, coconut oil or Indian sesame oil, add in your vegetables, and finish with salt and sometimes a touch of sugar to season the simple, healthful spicy glaze that coats the vegetables.
You might like to try other Subzi recipes.Try Okra Subzi, Sweet Potato Subzi with Yoghurt, Sweet and Sour Potato Subzi, Sweet Potato Subzi, and Potato Subzi.
Are you looking for Sweet Potato recipes? Try Roasted Sweet Potato and Fresh Figs, Sweet Potato Subzi, Slighty Sweet and Sour Pumpkin Subzi, and Sweet Potato Vindaloo.
For Spinach dishes, try Spinach Thoran, Mung Dal with Cumin and Spinach, and Stir Fried Spinach with Coconut.
For Eggplant dishes, try Eggplant in Tamarind Leaf Paste, Baingan ka Salan, Brinjal Chidambaram Kosthu, Spicy Eggplant Rice, and Grated Coconut Masala Kuzhambu.
Browse all of our Sweet Potato recipes, Spinach recipes and Eggplant recipes. And explore our Indian recipes. Or take some time to check out our Mid Autumn recipe collection.
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