Vendakka Thoran (Stir fried Lady’s finger with grated Coconut)


Vendakka Thoran (Stir fried Lady's finger with grated Coconut)

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine kerala
Servings 4 serving


  • 2 - 3 green chillies slit
  • a few Curry leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 250 Gms Lady's finger

To be Ground Coarsely

  • 1/2 cup Grated Coconut (or less)
  • 1 Shallot
  • 2-3 Garlic cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin seeds


  • Slice the lady's finger vertically into 4.
  • The length of each piece shouldn't be more than 2 ".
  • Grind the coconut, shallot, garlic and cumin seeds coarsely. Keep aside
  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Add the curry leaves and green chilli followed by turmeric powder. Stir for a few seconds.
  • Tip in the sliced lady's finger and saute on high heat for a minute.
  • Lower the heat.
  • Cover and cook till the lady's finger is cooked.
  • Add the ground mixture and salt and mix well.
  • Cook for 2 more minutes.
  • Switch off heat and serve hot.

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