Mar 4, 2009

Mixed Vegetable Kurma

I am occupied with my college work and I find hardly anytime to blog. I do not want to give up and will try to update my blog once in a while. This is a simple recipe for a mixed vegetable kurma flavored with exotic spices. It is versatile and tastes great with any side, be it flavored rice, chapathis, pooris and even idlies and dosas. I served this with green peas pulao. The recipe can be tweaked using any vegetable in hand.  Amma makes this curry for sure during weekends with either pooris or chapathis.

Ingredients
French Beans - about 10
Carrot-1
Potato-1
Peas- ½ cup
Onions -1 medium sized
Tomato-1 medium sized
Ginger garlic paste - 1tablespoon
Cinnamon - 1stick
Cloves - 4
Star anise -2
Garam masala powder - ½ teaspoon
Turmeric powder - ¼ tsp
Salt to taste
To grind into paste

Green chillies - 5 (or more if you need it to be spicier)
Coriander/dhania seeds - 1 teaspoon
Jeera/cumin seeds - 1 teaspoon
Saunf or Aniseed - 1 teaspoon
Cashews - 6 (or 2 teaspoons of poppy seeds soaked in 1 tablespoon of water)
Coconut - 3 tablespoons
Coriander leaves - 1 tablespoon

Directions
Chop the vegetables, onions and tomatoes. Heat some oil in a pressure cooker. Add all the spices, the cinnamon, cloves and star anise. Grind all the ingredients listed in a mixer-grinder to get a coarse paste. Add the chopped onions, saute for some time and then add the ginger garlic paste. After a minute, add the tomatoes. Saute till the tomatoes get soft and add all the chopped vegetables. Add salt, garam masala and turmeric powder. Then add the ground masala and saute for some time . Add a glass of water. Close the pressure cooker and cook until one whistle. Then simmer for about 5 minutes. Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve hot with a dish of your choice.

Sending this to WYF:Cuisine hosted by EC, since this is an authenitic South Indian dish and it brings back sweet memories!
Also, do check out the Think Spice.. Think Pepper event being hosted in my blog!

44 comments:

  1. Life/school/work gets so busy. I love your updates, and make sure you get enough time for yourself :)

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  2. it looks great. would love to have that today with rotis! mmm

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  3. looks yumm..long time i made kurma..will make it soon now..yours is quite tempting.

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  4. delicious kurma....are u working r studying?

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  5. Kurma looks great. As you said good accompaniment with just about any thing. Will send you my mail today.

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  6. Its lunch time here..And Im more hungry after seeing your korma..Good work!!

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  7. Kurma looks delicious and i can imagine how aromatic it would be with all those spices in it.

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  8. good that u r updating the blog in ur busy schedule:)kurma looks yummm...nice color too:)

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  9. Am just drooling over the last picture, wat a prefect meal...yummy kurma:)

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  10. Wow simply irresistable......Looks spicy and yum.

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  11. Thats the spirit dnt give up on either!Lovely kurma.

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  12. Nice post..I love to have it with jeera rice.....

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  13. wow that looks so so yum and mouthwatering

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  14. Kurma looks so yumm, delicious with rice, and also with apoms.

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  15. Kurma looks delicious, Divya! You go to school and still manage to post often and are actually hosting an event too?! That's amazing, girl!!

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  16. Great with the puloav on ur side, love ur kurma.

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  17. kurma looks very delicious Divya..New template looks very nice

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  18. Delicious Kurma! Wish i could have a cup of that with rotis.. Drooling here!

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  19. Oh that sounds like a tasty kurma and looks so thick & delish.

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  20. kurma looks very pleasing to the eyes divya.. second pic is super tempting.. sapdnum pola iruku.

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  21. awesome kurma! keep posting recipes whenever you have time..

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  22. This looks great and takes no time to put together. Good luck with classes.

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  23. Hey, this looks great.

    I realized your blog doesn't update on my reader at all... and I;ve missed out on a lot.

    I'm good. How are you? Busy with studies?

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  24. Kurma looks really delicious ! All the best with your college work/studies :-)

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  25. Hey Div..Kurma looks delicious.Its nice that you are balancing your college work and blogging so efficiently!!

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  26. Hi Divya ... Delicious looking kurma ... :)

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  27. Your dish looks great Divya!! I fully understand how life can be so busy, I'll be by when you post :0)

    Rosie x

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  28. looks wonderful Divya! I can imagine the taste by the look of it. Mouth-watering.

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  29. Studies first Divya! This kurma is our favorite too. I usually make it for chapathis, which reminds me that I've not made this for a long time now.

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  30. very yummy .. I will try this sometime

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  31. sounds to be a flavor illed kurma..yummy :)

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  32. Kurma tastes soo Yummy..Thanks for s recipe.Gr8 work!!!!!!!!

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  33. Nice blog.

    Your vegetable kurma is a typical south Indian recipe of kurma. It is very different from what is known as a korma in North India. I was first shocked when I was served a kurma in a restaurant in Chennai. It wasn't in a white sauce. It took me sometime to understand the flavors of south India. I must admit that I was ignorant earlier. Now I love both the recipes.

    A foodie must appreciate good food. That's what I do.

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  34. This looks inviting.. great match with rotis and rice..yummy!

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  35. hi there...the kurma turned out really good
    zeb

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  36. When to add coconut? After the kurma is cooked or before we should add-a?

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  37. @ Anonymous,
    You will have to add the coconut while grinding the masala.

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  38. Hi divya,
    I tried your kuruma today..turned out great.. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

    -preethika

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