Vendakka – Achinga Payar / Okra – Long Beans Thoran


1 cup okra/ vendakka, chopped
1 cup long beans / achinga payar, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
3-4 green chillies, chopped
1/2 of 1 small tomato, chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 sprig curry leaves
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 cup grated coconut
1 tsp mustard seeds
salt to taste
2 tsp oil


  1. Wash and chop the long beans and okra into small pieces.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds. Add curry leaves and crushed garlic and fry.
  3. Add chopped onion and saute till transparent. Add green chillies, chopped tomato, chopped okra and chopped beans and mix well.
  4. Add turmeric powder and salt, mix well and cook covered at low flame till done. (Sprinkle little water if required).
  5. Add grated coconut to this and stir well for 1-2 minutes. Remove from the flame and serve with rice…..

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