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Nimi's Culinary Ventures: Vendakka(Okra) Curry and a Giveaway!

Aug 10, 2011

Vendakka(Okra) Curry and a Giveaway!

The best part after two months of heavy rain is when you see the sun smiling down on you.Clear blue skies and everything so green green..Hmm..by the way green reminds me of Okra.Yes today I have got a recipe for an Okra curry.If you are in the look out for a curry with cooked rice,this is a must try.
There's a  small surprise ..scroll down after the recipe..I  have a free giveaway of my cookbook
 "Lip Smacking dishes of Kerala"!

Vendakka(Okra) curry

1/4 kg okra cut into medium sized pieces
1cup shallots sliced
2 tomatoes cut into small cubes
1tsp Sambar powder
1 1/2 tsp coriander powder
3tsp Kashmiri Red chilly powder
1/4 tsp Yellow turmeric powder
tamarind(gooseberry sized)
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/4tsp  fenugreek seeds
oil for frying
curry leaves
salt to taste
For grinding
1 cup grated coconut

Heat a oil in a kadai  ,deep fry and separate the okra.Grind the grated coconut into a fine paste.
Heat 3tbsp of oil.Add in the mustard seeds and let it splutter.Then in goes the fenugreek seeds and curry leaves.Add in the sliced shallots and saute till translucent and spoon in the yellow turmeric powder, chilli powder, sambar powder and fry.Now fry in the tomatoes till cooked and add the coconut paste with 2 cups of water and stir.When the curry starts to simmer add in the fried okra pieces and the curry is ready to served with steaming rice.:)

"Lip Smacking dishes of Kerala" my venture in ink on the mesmerizing and aromatic Kerala cuisine.Indulge into the flavours of my land through the recipes...and make your kitchen smell..Yumm!I'll be giving away signe d copies of my book .The giveaway is global. :-)

To be eligible for the Giveaway you have to do three things:
1.Subscribe to "Nimi's Culinary Ventures" in an RSS feed or through Email.
2.Become a fan of my Facebook page and FB cookbook page.
3.Leave me a comment telling me that you have done 1 &2  with your "Email id."
For additional entries:
4.Tweet about this giveaway on your blog or on Twitter
5.Do leave me a comment saying that you have done so that I can alott u an other entry :)

Deadline for entries of  this giveaway is Wednesday,31st of August 2011.The winner will be chosen through Random.

Wishin u all luck!:)

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Blogger Nitha said...

For some reason, I ve never made vendakka curry. Should try this soon..

August 10, 2011 at 11:19 AM

Blogger Zia Elle said...

I already have your book ;) it's so nice and wellwrite with interesting recipes!
Your blog is everyday more and more beautifull, you are becoming a wonderfull photographer!
A big kiss my dear!!

August 10, 2011 at 11:43 AM

Blogger Umm Mymoonah said...

Delicious curry and nice pistures. Wow! Your own recipe book, that's amazing, fantastice giveaway offer.

August 10, 2011 at 9:48 PM

Blogger Sharmilee! :) said...

Anything with okras...I m in! :) Tempting curry

August 10, 2011 at 10:03 PM

Blogger Kalpana Sareesh said...

i never try anything with okra but this is a sure try .. very much delicious n the clicks r so good

August 10, 2011 at 10:51 PM

Blogger Tina said...

looks so spicy and delicious....beautiful clicks tooo ...

August 10, 2011 at 11:06 PM

Anonymous Pinky said...

Nice pics, and nice book as well. would luv to receive it. i have completed the 1st and 2nd steps.


August 10, 2011 at 11:10 PM

Blogger Priti said...

Looks delish ..lovely clicks ..I like the way you made the dish. I have done both the steps :)

August 10, 2011 at 11:47 PM

Blogger Priya said...

Curry tempts me a lot,super inviting..wat a fabulous giveaway Nimi..incredible..

August 10, 2011 at 11:51 PM

Blogger Priya Sreeram said...

hot looking curry & glad to be following ur culinary adventures! the giveaway sounds great - ur recipes are warming my inbox as well as ur FB page has double likes from me !! my id is: priyasreeram1505@gmail.com

August 11, 2011 at 12:00 AM

Blogger Kitchen Flavours said...

That's an new recipe to me...looks extremely spice-full and yum.....love the way u pictured okra.....that's awesome to know that u r recipes are penned and published....Congrats on that dear....love to have a copy of u r recipe book....

August 11, 2011 at 12:28 AM

Blogger Swati Gehlot said...

Hey Nimi,
Great recipe and I am sure the cookbook is great too! Do count me in for the giveway contest, I would so like to have your book. I did the steps 1 & 2 and my mail is meetswati11@yahoo.com

August 11, 2011 at 1:03 AM

Blogger Nisha Rosh said...

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August 12, 2011 at 10:30 AM

Blogger Nisha Rosh said...

Looks delicious..nvr tried curry with okra..will surely try tiz...n gr8 clicks too....

August 12, 2011 at 10:38 AM

Blogger Mehjabeen Arif said...

Done Steps 1 & 2 .. Interesting Giveaway.. Ur own recipe book.. Congrats Dear..
Count me In ! My email id

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August 21, 2011 at 5:03 AM

Blogger Sneha Benny said...

First time in your blog. Best wishes on your recipe book !!!

August 22, 2011 at 9:06 AM

Blogger Sheeba Asariah said...

love your blog would love to receive your book......... have done what you wanted me to.... and now am gona go and try out this curry yummmmmmmmmm!!!!!!!

August 22, 2011 at 11:56 PM

Blogger Mugdha said...

Awesome tempting and delicious recipe...

August 24, 2011 at 2:22 PM

Anonymous Shabna said...

Nice recipes....done steps 1 and 2...my email id shabbusherif@hotmail.com

August 27, 2011 at 2:54 AM

Anonymous Dhanya said...

:)) best wishes !! Next in my kitchen with okra is ur this curry ..

August 27, 2011 at 2:55 AM

Blogger Now Serving said...

Hi Nimi, I think my first time here! Congrats on publishing your own cook book! awesome :)

August 28, 2011 at 5:15 PM

Blogger Hari Chandana said...

Wowwwwwwww.. Wonderful and tempting recipe.. looks absolutely perfect.. love the presentation too.. thanks for the awesome recipe dear.. Count me in for the giveaway.. I did the 1 & 2 steps.. Happy Cooking :)

August 31, 2011 at 7:06 AM

Blogger Torviewtoronto said...

lovely giveaway following your site

September 1, 2011 at 7:19 PM

Anonymous Dreambox Remote said...

you have a beautiful space and a collection of yummy recipes, I am sooo excited about the great recipe! I'm also learning how to use tamarind, so I'm particularly keen to correct

September 29, 2011 at 4:10 AM


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