Feb 20, 2007

Mixed Vegatable Song

Vegetable Song
From a couple of months I have been making curries, the north Indian way with onions, tomatoes and garam masala. It got quite boring and I decided to ban the garam masala for some time. Thats when this new version of konkani recipe merged.

Batate song is a very well known Konkani recipe. Song in Konkani is a spicy curry made with a red hot chilli and tamarind sauce. Instead of using the usual Potato and Onions combination,
this time I used a variety of vegetables, the result was amazing. Check out the potato song I had posted a few months back.

Song sauce
3 very mild chillies, preferably byadagi chillies
4 or desired no's hot red chillies
1" cube tamarind

Roast red chillies in a tsp of oil till aromatic. Soak tamarind in warm water for 5 mins. Squeeze it well. Grind together chillies and tamarind with little water to a smooth paste. Taste the paste and adjust the hotness.

To Make mixed vegetable song I used
1 medium onion
¼ cup green peas
few florets of broccoli or cauliflower
3-4 mushrooms
1 small potato

Heat oil in a kadai, fry onions till wilted, add the song sauce, little water and bring to a boil. Add salt. Add all the vegetables except broccoli/cauliflower and simmer on low flame till the vegetables are almost done. Add the broccoli/cauliflower and cook till done.
Vegetable Song
Serve hot with rice or chapathi.

Check out my other song recipes with little variations
Batate Song
Okra song
Spinach song


Anonymous said...

I should try this sometime, I have all the ingredients and looks delcious.

BTW your guess was correct it is Malabar Spinach:)

Sia said...

ah manjula... u have given me enough ideas to prepare song which has become our fav dish:) love it for its simplicity and great taste:) thanks dear:)

Anonymous said...

Hi Manjula, the mixed veggies song looks so tasty! Byadagi chilies would be new to me -- are they dried? Thanks for sharing :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Manjula, Seems like a real yummy and spicy treat. I have never cooked konkani dishes ever. Thanks for the recipe.

Asha said...

Hi Manjula,great song and a great idea to skip the Garam masala for a change!:))Looks great.

Seema Bhat said...

I love konkani song. Where do you get byadagi mensu? do you get it from India or do you get it here in indian grocery shops?

Manjula said...

Byadagi chillies are mild red chillies that is grown in northern karanataka and some parts of Andhra. It is very mild, pulpy and thin, long and has wrinkles all along the length. They add a bright red colour and some body to the song sauce.
Yes, they are dry red chillies.
You can substitute any mild chillies. I have used paprika when I am out of byadagi chillies.

Indian stores do carry them sometimes. Available year round in the Indian stores of BayArea. No wonder! Yes, I got a kg of those in my last the India trip.


Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Hi Manjula,
Awesome recipe.Looks wonderful....hmm i just love mushrooms broccoli verything there....

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Hi manjula,
I have already posted the recipe of dk style kurma in my blog.Tried mailing you.Couldnt it returned back to my mail box.Please check that in my curry section.Thanks enjoy...

Bong Mom said...

I should try this, sounds tangy. But I have tamarind paste, will that do, or shall I get tamarind cubes

Manjula said...

Hi Sowmya,
Just checked ur kurma recipe. Will try that soon.

Hi Sandeepa,
By tamarind paste if mean "Tamicoon" or similar products then its not a good idea. Tamicoon just spoils the whole dish with its sweet n weird taste and turns the whole curry dark brown/black. I recommend you to buy tamarind cubes.



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Unknown said...

Hey manjula, i like the name "song"..yet another delicious konkani dish....will try soon as i have most of the ingredients with me now.