Thursday, October 28, 2010

Vegetable Kurma

Indian KURMA is one of the most wanted side dishes that all of us look for...It is very easy to prepare and very less time consuming! Just take some potato, carrot, beans, peas & cauliflower with some masala to it, the side dish is ready to eat. This goes excellent with idiyappam, and ofcourse a good combo with rotis.
The kurma for idiyappam is a spicy and bland combination.
This spice can be altered to your liking depending on your taste buds! It still tastes great!
I make it very spicy, thats what is preferred in my home.
Sundar always looks forward for my kurma. He always prefers this even with rice more than other side dishes. And this gives me more pleasure for preparing kurma. I hope you enjoy this time too like always, sundar!

You need:
Vegetables (carrot, beans,couliflower,green peas,potato) - 2 cups
Onion - 1 big
Tomato- 1 big
Green chilies -5
Ginger -1" piece
Ginger garlic paste - 1 teaspoon
Bay leaf -1
Oil -2 tablespoon
Mustard seeds -1 teaspoon
chilli powder- 1 1/2teaspoon
Coriander powder 1 1/2 teaspoon( add more or less)
Garam masala - 1 teaspoon (preparation link)
Turmeric powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Coconut milk 1/4 cups
Salt to taste

To Grind:
Coconut - 1/2 cup
Cashew nuts - one handful (about 10)
Poppy seeds -1/2 teaspoon
Fennel seeds 1/4 teaspoon
Green chillies - 4

In a heavy saute pan, heat oil and splutter mustard seeds.
Add these spices one by one. Take a min to saute them separately - onions, bay leaf, green chillies , ginger and ginger garlic paste. The add the chopped tomato and saute well.
Make sure not to saute the onion to brown color.
Add the powder ingredients and fry for few mins.
To this add the vegetables, and cook for 4-5 mins. Before the vegetables gets cooked add the coconut milk,salt and enough water and cook the vegetables to your desired consistency, I prefer the vegetables to be cooked nicely.
When this is almost done, or is just 2-3 mins from cooking completely add the finely ground paste (refer TO GRIND ). Let it cook until done. Add a few curry leaves and coriander leaves at the end for a better aroma and taste !!

This goes well with idiyappam, appam, and also with the rotis.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Vidhya !!! This came out really well :-) Post some easy and tasty dishes for Bachelors Cooking !!!


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