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Vendakka Upperi ~ Ladysfinger Stir Fry

Course Vegetarian
Cuisine Malabar
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 3
Author Rafeeda


  • 500 gm ladyfinger
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 small onion roughly chopped
  • 2 green chillies sliced
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste


  • Wash the ladyfinger well. Allow to drain.
  • Spread it across a cloth and pat dry using a kitchen towel till all the moisture is removed.
  • Chop into medium sized pieces and set aside. I normally chop one into two or three pieces.
  • Heat oil in a large saucepan. Splutter the mustard seeds.
  • Add in the onion, chillies and curry leaves and toss briefly.
  • Add in the ladyfinger and turmeric powder and toss. Cook on closed lid, stirring occasionally.
  • Midway, sprinkle in the salt, keep the lid open and cook till done. When done, the ladyfinger will be soft, yet still green enough.
  • Serve warm as side with rice and gravy.


Do not close the lid once it is cooked halfway. The ladysfinger will get too soggy.