Ladies Finger (Vendaikai) oven baked


  • Ladies finger (small size) – 25 to 30
  • Onion – chopped finely – 1 cup
  • Coconut Gratings – 1 cup
  • Ground Nut – 1/2 cup
  • Red Chilli Powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Turmeric Powder – ¼ teaspoon
  • Coriander Powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Jeera Powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Ginger paste – 1 teaspoon
  • Oil – 2 teaspoons
  • Jeera – 1 teaspoon
  • Salt – 1 teaspoon or as per taste


  1. Wash and wipe the ladies finger with a paper towel. Cut the top and end and slit the ladies finger gently lengthwise.
  2. In a dry kadai put the ground nut and fry just hot to touch. Remove and cool it. Grind to a coarse powder.
  3. In a kadai put two teaspoon of oil and when it is hot add jeera and fry just for a second. Then add chopped onion and fry for one to two seconds (do not brown it). Add ginger paste and fry for few seconds. Add coconut gratings and fry for few more seconds. Then add red chilli powder, turmeric, coriander powder, jeera powder, salt and stir it. Finally add the peanut powder and mix well. Remove it. This is the stuffing.
  4. Stuff this powder gently into the slit ladies finger. In a baking tray put aluminum foil and arrange the stuffed ladies finger. Spray little cooking oil over it.
  5. Pre-heat oven to 375 deg and put the tray into the oven and bake for 10 to fifteen minutes. Take out the tray and turn the ladies fingers gently and again bake it for another 10 to fifteen minutes or until crisp and golden brown.


  1. Love it Kamala, Okra looks crispy and yummmm!!

  2. Thank you Madhavi.

  3. Gayathri's Cook Spot

    Okra looks yummy!

  4. The bindis look v.tempting. going to try it today. thanks kamala.

  5. Hi Uma,

    Pl try and let me know the outcome.

  6. sweet artichoke

    These stuffed okras look delicious! I love the stuffing spices. Now just having a break in my cooking for tonight.. I am preparing okras, too 😉

  7. Hi Sweet artichoke,

    Please let me know the outcome after making this okra.

  8. Divya Vikram

    Looks crispy and spicy..

  9. Hi Divya Vikram,

    Thank you for visitin. It tastes good too.

  10. Hi Kamala,

    Tried this.. it was so crispy and nice

  11. Hi Indira,

    Happy to note that you tried this and it was nice.

  12. melbournemangai

    Lovely recipe and I am sure to try it soon!
    By 375, you mean 375 F or 190 deg C right?

  13. Hi melbournemangai,

    Thank you for visiting my site. Please try and let me know the outcome. It is 375 F deg.

  14. Hi Kamala!

    I'm just looking forward to this kinda site. Thank you very much.

    I would like to know whether it can be baked even without aluminium foil or not

  15. Hi Megala,

    You can bake it without aluminium foil also. However, to get the heat spread evenly and also for easy removing, it is better to use aluminium foil.

  16. Dear Kamala, bhindi came out excellent. Thanks for the recipe.

  17. i luv bendi… will try this for coming wkend 🙂 TQ

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