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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Vendakka Thoran / Okra Stir Fry

Okra / Ladies Finger is an ideal vegetable for weight loss.The fiber of okra has many superior qualities in maintaining the health of the gastro-intestinal tract.
Vendakka Thoran / Okra Stir Fry is a delicious thoran which can be served with rice.

  • Chopped Vendakka/ Ladies Finger / Okra- 1 cup
  • Green Chilly (slit) - 2 nos
  • Chopped Onion - 2 tbsp
  • Grated Coconut - ¼ cup
  • Curry leaves - 1 stem
  • Turmeric powder - ¼ tsp
  • Red Chilly- 2 nos
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Oil - 1 tsp
  • Salt - As required

  • Heat Oil in a pan.
  • Add Mustard seeds and Red Chilli and let it splutter.
  • Add Chopped Onion and saute till translucent.
  • Add chopped Okra and Green Chilli and saute it.
  • Add Salt and Turmeric powder to it.
  • Stir well and slow down the flame and let it cook.
  • When Okra is cooked well add grated coconut and curry leaves.
  • Stir for 2 minutes and remove from fire.
Recommended Combination: Serve hot with Rice


  1. never added coconut with okra, looks very delicious..

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  2. Looks yum. Nice fry, love those colors

  3. i just love okra in any form..loved the pic

  4. Delicious and healthy stir fry..yum