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vendakka thoran recipe

ladies finger stir fry recipe Kerala style 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Kerala cuisine
Keyword: kerala recipes, stir fry recipes, thoran
Servings: 3 servings
Author: Jinoo Jayakrishnan
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  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/4 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 2 medium onions - finely chopped
  • 3 cups ladies finger - finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup coconut grated
  • 1/8 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp cumin seeds
  • salt to taste


  • Finely chop the ladies finger and keep it ready. 
  • Heat coconut oil and crackle mustard seeds, cumin seeds, curry leaves, chopped onions and fry until transparent. 
  • Further, add chopped ladies finger and fry until toasted. 
  • To the toasted ladies finger, grind coconut, turmeric powder, chilli powder, cumin seeds and add the coarse paste to it. 
  • Mix well and lastly add salt to taste. 
  • Fry for a minute. Serve fresh with rice and curry of your choice.