Vendakka – Unakka Chemmeen / Okra – Dried Prawns Thoran


15 vendakka/ okra
1/2 cup dried prawns, cleaned
1 onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 1/2 -2 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 cup grated coconut
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1 sprig curry leaves
salt to taste
1 1/2 tbsp oil


  1. Wash and chop okra into small pieces.
  2. In a pan, add cleaned dried prawns and dry roast it for few minutes and keep it aside.
  3. Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds. Add crushed garlic, chopped onion and curry leaves and saute till it turn light brown.
  4. Add chilli powder and turmeric powder and mix well.
  5. Add chopped okra and salt to this and saute for 4-5 minutes on medium flame.
  6. Add dried prawns and mix well and cook covered on low flame till done, stirring occasionally.
  7. Then add the grated coconut, mix well and cook covered for 2-3 minutes on low-medium flame. Remove from flame and serve with rice…

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