Spicy Okra (Bhende Song)

Okra/bhende is one of the most loved vegetables at our home. My grandmother used to prepare this dish very often. Song is a very spicy Konkani side dish. The most popular song being the batate song – version with coconut and without coconut.

The okra version is made with lot of onion, sliced okra, lot of chillies, tamarind and a little coconut. The final dish becomes spicy, sweetish from onion, tangy from tamarind.

2 cups okra chopped into thin strips
1 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup fresh/frozen coconut
10-15 red chillies (use as much as you can handle)
1/2 tea spn thick tamarind extract
1 tea spn coriander seeds

Dry roast coconut. Grind it with red chillies, coriander seeds, tamarind.
Heat oil and fry onion for few minutes. Add okra pieces, salt and fry till okra is done.
Add coconut paste, cook for 3-4mins. Serve hot with rice or chapatis.

Serves: 3-4
Preparation time : 20mins


19 thoughts on “Spicy Okra (Bhende Song)”

  1. Oh shilpa, lovely bindi dish, this is how i used to chop bhindi for dopyaaza and achaari bindi, yet another signature dish

  2. my mom used to put jummanakayi as well for this recipe.I think u
    may be knowing about this but we dont get in indian shops.
    How is your little one doing?pls reply shilpa.

  3. Very nice bhende recipe and super blog,am a regular vistor to your site,in fact your site has been one of the inspirations for me to start my own blog.Wow

  4. Just looking at the pictures made my mouth watery! I love hot and spicy dishes, especially Indian dishes and hopefully your site will give me inspiration. Well done!

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