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.
Preparation time : 20mins
19 thoughts on “Spicy Okra (Bhende Song)”
Love bhindi in all forms and the last picture makes it looks so mouthwatering.
Oh shilpa, lovely bindi dish, this is how i used to chop bhindi for dopyaaza and achaari bindi, yet another signature dish
I like this version very much. New to me, but a must try.
I like the way u ve chopped okra..so evenly! Must be lot of effort.
The dish looks super tasty with coconut & tamarnd!
Looks delicious!! I love okra – not easy to get the thin Indian style okra in the States though!!
Looks so appetizing, yuumm
wow okra curry looks so delicious n tempting …love the ingredients used for this masala
Love the masala. Looks appetizing!
I haven’t tried song with okra. Looks tasty. My mom makes song with chilli powder, and so do I.
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.
A must try Shilpa. We love bhindi in any form. How is the little one? I think his name is Ishan?
Vry tempting and wounderful pictures
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
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!
What Can I use instead of tamarind plz advice in this recipe…..
Use any souring agent – like tomato. But traditionally only tamarind is used
I prepare a similar dish using cabbage.But the masala is dry and add fenugreek while seasoning.Its called cabbaga bhuthi.Will try with bhindi 🙂
It was so yummy that keep making it frequently, thnx Shilpa
nice recipe , aapka recipe ko step by step batane ka tareeka accha hai. sath me video recipe ko samjhne me bahut karta hai .