Vendakka thoran / Okra stir fry

Prepration time: 20 Minutes
Persons served: 4 Persons
Cuisine: Kerala


  • Ladys finger (Okra / Vendakka / Bhindi) : 12-15nos
  • Grated coconut : 2 tablespoon
  • Green Chilli : 4 nos
  • Shallots- 2 nos
  • Garlic : 2 cloves
  • Curry leaves : 1 sprig
  • Mustard : 1tsp
  • Coconut Oil : 2tbsp
  • Salt : to taste

I was never an Okra lover, but as my hubby loves all preparations of Okra / Vedakka, I started including it in my menu. This is a simple everyday recipe (nothing of rocket science ;)) for preparing Vendakka thoran (stir fry) with grated coconut. Its my MIL’s recipe. She prepares it well and quickly in not more than 15- 20 minutes.

Try this quick and easy recipe and share your thoughts below.

Vendakka thoran preparation

  1. Wash the Vendakka / Okra / Bhindi well in running water.
  2. Trim the edges of each of them and cut them in to about half a cm wide rounds.
  3. Mix the grated coconut, shallots, green chillies to a coarse form in a mixer.
  4. In a pan / Kadai  heat the coconut oil.
  5. When it becomes hot, splutter the mustard seeds.
  6. When the mustard seeds starts crackling, add the curry leaves and okra.
  7. Add the ground paste (#3) to it.
  8. Add salt.
  9. Saute it well and cover with a lid. Saute it in between.
  10. Keep it in medium flame and stir it till it turns crispy.
  11. Serve hot with rice.

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