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15 August 2014

Vendakka Thoran | Okra Stir-Fry with Coconut

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Vendakka Thoran



Quick and easy Okra stir fry with coconut.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Serves: 2
Ingredients:
  1. Vendakka /Okra,sliced- 1.5 cups
  2. Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
  3. Curry leaves - Few
  4. Green chilies,sliced- 1 or 2 ( according to taste)
  5. Garlic,finely chopped - 1 clove
  6. Onion or shallots,finely chopped - 1 tbsp
  7. Turmeric powder- 1/8 tsp
  8. Cumin powder - 1/8 tsp
  9. Water - as required
  10. Grated coconut- 2 to 2.5 tbsp (or as required)
  11. Salt - to taste
  12. Coconut oil- as required
Instructions:
  • Heat  oil in  a pan, add mustard seeds and let it splutter.Now add curry leaves,green chilies,garlic and onion.Saute for few seconds or until onion turns translucent.Reduce flame to low,add turmeric powder and cumin powder.Mix well.

  • Immediately add vendakka /okra and mix well.Cook over medium low flame for 2 to 3 minutes.Now add salt to taste.Sprinkle some water ,cover and cook until it is done.(Make sure you stir it every 2 to 3 minutes to avoid burning.)

  • Now add grated coconut and mix well.Cook for few more minutes.Serve with rice.

  • NOTES
    • Adjust the quantity of green chilies according to your taste. 

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