Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Vegetable kurma

Here's another recipe I learnt from my mother-in-law. The only kormas I had had were the cashew nut based, rich creamy kormas - the very North western, Mughalai influenced gravies that were generally made with meat.
When I had this vegetable kurma, which has such distinct South Indian flavours, I was a little surprised. This is a coconut based curry, with vegetables and spices
That's when I realised the difference between a kurma / kuruma and a korma / khorma / qorma !

vegetable kurma

This goes pretty well with idlis, though initially I found it a little difficult to accept that combination.

I normally make it with jeera rice. Since it is loaded with vegetables, it pairs well with the mildly spiced rice

What you need -

2-3 cloves garlic
1" piece ginger
2 cloves
1 stick cinnamon
2 potatoes
1/2 cup shelled peas
2 carrots
1 cup cauliflower florets
8-10 french beans
1 onion
2 tomatoes
salt to taste
1 tbsp oil

For the masala -
2 tsp chana dal
3 green chillies
1/2 an onion
3 green chillies
1/2 cup grated coconut
1 tsp coriander seeds

What you do with it -

Fry in a little oil, all the ingredients listed under 'For the masala' and grind it to a paste
Chop the onions and tomatoes. Finely chop the ginger and garlic
Cut the beans, carrots and potatoes into bite sized pieces
In a pan, add a tbsp of oil and add the cinnamon and cloves. Then add the chopped ginger and garlic
Add the chopped onion and fry for 2-3 mins. Add the tomatoes and allow it to cook a little
Add the potatoes and beans first and then pour enough water to just cover it
After about 4-5 mins, add the remaining vegetables
Cover and allow the vegetables to cook. Once its almost done, add salt and the ground masala paste
Bring it to a boil and serve hot with rice, idlis or jeera rice


Gauri said...

Thank god for the low calorie version,now can have kurmas guilt free and enjoy them too!!

Gauri said...

Thank god for the low calorie version,now can have kurmas guilt free and enjoy them too!!

Prathima Rao said...

Simply delicious!!!!! Loved the south indian touch to it..Im sure it will go fine with puris too, must give that a shot :)
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Priya R said...

Delicious kurma, love the pot too

Cook like Priya

Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj said...

have bookmarked it... so yummy kurma... i too love this with idli/dosa...

Sharmilee! :) said...

Flavourful and aromatic kurma..looks yummy!

Archana Potdar said...

Same pinch. Love yours a lot. Will make it next time this way.
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Anonymous said...

I love that bowl of yours. And the kurma looks yumm!

Jiah said...

wow…delicious kurma !!!it’s been ages I prepared this at home …I’ll definitely try yours version very soon :-)


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