Vendakkai Thoran Recipe - Kerala Style Bhindi Stir Fry
Vendakkai Thoran Recipe, a South Indian Style Bhindi recipe where Bhindi/Okra is chopped and cooked along with Coconut and other spices.
Vendakkai Thoran Recipe is a simple and yet delicious recipe made from Bhindi/ Okra also known as Vendakkai in the south of India. The Vendakkai is tossed in a simple onion, green chili and coconut and served as a side dish along with a main meal.
Vendakkai is a good source of potassium, vitamin C, vitamin B, folic acid and calcium. It is high in dietary fibre and low in calories. It is a good option for diabetics.
If you like Kerala Recipes, then you must try some of the Kerala Delicacies below:
- 500 grams Bhindi (Lady Finger/Okra) , slit into half and cut into 1 inch pieces
- 10 Pearl onions (Sambar Onions) , finely chopped
- 1/4 cup Fresh coconut , grated
- 2 Green Chillies , finely chopped
- 1 sprig Curry leaves
- 1/2 teaspoon Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu)
- 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
- Salt , to taste
- Oil , for cooking
How to make Vendakkai Thoran Recipe - Kerala Style Bhindi Stir Fry
To begin making the Vendakkai Thoran Recipe, firstly prepare all the ingredients and keep them ready.
Heat a teaspoon of oil in a heavy bottomed wok/kadai; add the mustard seeds, curry leaves and allow it to crackle. Add the chopped onions and saute until the onions become tender.
Once the onions are soft and tender, add the green chilies, cut Vendakkai (bhindi) and sprinkle salt.
Cover the pan, with the lid slightly ajar and cook the Vendakkai until it is soft. Keep stirring intermittently until it is cooked through.
Once the Vendakkai is cooked through, add the turmeric powder, grated coconut and saute for a few more minutes. Check the salt and spices and adjust to suit your taste.
Once done, transfer the Vendakkai Thoran to a serving bowl and serve warm.