Thursday, July 28, 2011

Mixed Vegetable Kurma

If you happen to visit a small restaurant in any part of Tamil Nadu, you would be greeted by a waiter, with a list of items on the Menu. Idli Vada Sambar, Puri Masal, Chapathi Kurma or Parota Kurma are few of the hot favorites. I admire the way those waiter go non-stop in one breath till they finish the list. The earliest memory of me having Kurma was, when I went to Kumbhakonam and had Parota Kurma there. And believe me I had the same thing on all the 3 days we stayed there. Since then, I have had many different versions of Kurma. And I have liked most of them.

Kurma is a medley of vegetables, flavored with spices and simmered in rich gravy of coconut and cashews. It is an excellent side dish for Chapathis, Puris, Parotas, Vellai Appam and Idiyappams. So here is the recipe for Kurma, my way:




(Serves: 4)

What you’ll need

1. Mixed Vegetables – 2 Cups (Potato, Carrot, Beans, Chow Chow)
2. Onion – 3 Medium Sized
3. Tomatoes – 4 Medium Sized
4. Ginger – a small piece
5. Garlic – 1 or 2 cloves
6. Turmeric Powder – 1 pinch
7. Red Chilli Powder – 1 tsp
8. Coriander Powder – 1 tsp
9. Coriander Leaves – a few sprigs
To Grind
1. Cashew nuts – 6 to 7
2. Fennel Seeds – ¾ tsp
3. Scraped Fresh Coconut – 2 tblsp

For Tempering

1. Clove – 1
2. Elaichi – 1
3. Cinnamon – a small piece
4. Fennel Seeds – ½ tsp
5. Oil – 2 tblsp


Method

Chop the vegetables into small cubes. Also, finely chop the onions, garlic and tomatoes. Grate Ginger.
Pressure cook the vegetables for about 2 whistles.
Grind Cashews, fennel seeds and coconut into a fine paste adding little water.
Heat a Kadai with oil. Temper with cloves, elaichi, cinnamon, and fennel seeds.
Now add the chopped onions and sauté for a minute. Next add the ginger and garlic and fry till the onions turn brown. Now add the turmeric powder, chilli powder and dhaniya powder and fry for a minute. Next add the chopped tomatoes fry till they turn mushy and oil separates. Now add the cashew and coconut paste and fry for another minute. Now add the cooked vegetables and salt to taste. Stir well and cook covered for about 3 to 4 minutes in low flame till all the flavors get blended. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves. Serve hot with Chapati, Parota or Puris.



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29 comments:

Priti said...

Looks yum ...love this with parota

Mehjabeen Arif said...

Kurma sounds so soothing.. like u said , just perfect with parota..

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Santosh Bangar said...

sounds delicious

Vimitha Anand said...

Nice side dish for chapathis / dosas...

Laxmi said...

I love this.. perfectly done.. Love its color..

aipi said...

Truly delicious :) Would love to have some with hot lachha paratha :)
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Latha said...

Yummy kurma...

sangee vijay said...

so perfect kurma n very nice combo for parota ...truly inviting dear...

Radhika said...

That's a lovely looking bowl of yumm.I always love kurmas. Period.


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Harini said...

Looks delicious :) Shall try this version next time....

Neha said...

Wonderful side dish for chapaties...

Prathima Rao said...

A delicious, homestyle Kurma!!!
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Nithya said...

Delicious and healthy too with loads of veggies :)

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

Delicious Vegetable kurma !! love to have with chapati's !!

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Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Thats a delicious kurma dear,luks very nice...

Pushpa said...

Aromatic delicious kurma love them with some phulkas.

divya said...

Love this dish. It looks fantastic! :)

Uma said...

My all time favorite. Yumm... Like it with roti.

Cheers,
Uma

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

Hey dear first time here..u hv a bful blog with stunning pics..wonder how I missed it...
Anyways would love to hear a word from u too...
this looks delicious..any leftovers pls.?..Yummo
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Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Love it, especially the color :)

Vidhya said...

Kurma looks wonderful.

anthony stemke said...

I love this recipe.

Babli said...

Veg kurma looks fabulous, yummy and tempting.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

I too do almost the same way and love it! looks good!

Jay said...

lovely presentation kaveri...with great flavors..:)
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Sudha Sabarish said...

Lovely click kaveri and yummy kurma.Same way i also use to prepare but wont add fennel seeds while grinding.Other than that everything is same and i just love it.Having a wonderful space.

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Swathi said...

Kuruma looks awesome perfect, nice clicks

Pavithra said...

Absolutely yummy :) love it totally.

kokila said...

Wonderful side dish for chapatties

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