Saturday, June 28, 2008

Vendaykka Thoran/ Bhindi Subji

Okra or lady's finger as the vedakka is also known, is one of the favourite vegetables in our house. It is used to make different dishes, including the Vendaykka Rasa, which will be featured in another post.

To prepare the vendaykka thoran in the picture, you will need:

Vendaykka - cut into small cubes - 2 cups
Ginger - peeled and pounded - 1 tsp
Green chilly - sliced - 1
Curry leaves - 1 strand
Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Oil - 2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Red chilly powder - 1/2 tsp
Jeera/ cumin powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Methi (fenugreek seed) powder - 1/2 tsp (optional)
Grated Coconut - 1/4 cup (optional)
Chopped onions - 1/2 cup (optional)
Salt - to taste


  • Heat oil in pan (preferably non-stick heavy-bottomed pan), splutter mustard seeds, and add curry leaves, ginger, and onions
  • Add the turmeric, red chilly, jeera, coriander, and methi powders and stir well
  • Add and mix the vendaykka along with salt, and cover pan to cook on low flame
  • Stir occasionally and gently
  • Add the grated coconut and mix well
Serve with rice, chapathi as a side dish

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