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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.