Nimi's Culinary Ventures

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 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!:)


  1. Nitha

    August 10, 2011 at 6:19 pm

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

  2. Zia Elle

    August 10, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    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!!

  3. Umm Mymoonah

    August 11, 2011 at 4:48 am

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

  4. Sharmilee! :)

    August 11, 2011 at 5:03 am

    Anything with okras…I m in! 🙂 Tempting curry

  5. Kalpana Sareesh

    August 11, 2011 at 5:51 am

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

  6. Tina

    August 11, 2011 at 6:06 am

    looks so spicy and delicious….beautiful clicks tooo …

  7. Pinky

    August 11, 2011 at 6:10 am

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


  8. Priti

    August 11, 2011 at 6:47 am

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

  9. Priya

    August 11, 2011 at 6:51 am

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

  10. Priya Sreeram

    August 11, 2011 at 7:00 am

    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: [email protected]

  11. Kitchen Flavours

    August 11, 2011 at 7:28 am

    That's an new recipe to me…looks extremely spice-full and yum… 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….

  12. Swati Gehlot

    August 11, 2011 at 8:03 am

    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 [email protected]

  13. Nisha Rosh

    August 12, 2011 at 5:30 pm

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  14. Nisha Rosh

    August 12, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    Looks delicious..nvr tried curry with okra..will surely try tiz…n gr8 clicks too….
    [email protected]

  15. Mehjabeen Arif

    August 21, 2011 at 12:03 pm

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

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  16. Sneha Benny

    August 22, 2011 at 4:06 pm

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

  17. Sheeba Asariah

    August 23, 2011 at 6:56 am

    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!!!!!!!

  18. Mugdha

    August 24, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    Awesome tempting and delicious recipe…

  19. Shabna

    August 27, 2011 at 9:54 am

    Nice recipes….done steps 1 and 2…my email id [email protected]

  20. Dhanya

    August 27, 2011 at 9:55 am

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

  21. Now Serving

    August 29, 2011 at 12:15 am

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

  22. Hari Chandana

    August 31, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    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 🙂

  23. Torviewtoronto

    September 2, 2011 at 2:19 am

    lovely giveaway following your site

  24. Dreambox Remote

    September 29, 2011 at 11:10 am

    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

  25. sreedevi

    November 14, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    In the receipy of okra curry, in the list of ingredients u mentioned abt tamarind and u not mentioned abt the same in the method of preparation. when should we add tamarind pulp? pl mention

  26. Ranjitha

    April 22, 2016 at 7:09 am

    Hi Nimi,

    Great recipes. But when I came across Okra recipe I found that you missed to mention when to add tamarind pulp. Do update it.

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