Thursday, November 20, 2008

Mixed Vegetable Kurma

I am always looking for a side-dish for chapathi/phulkas.Since we have chapathis for dinner on most days,I look for variety at least in the side-dish.Mostly I prepare dal or pulses based dishes or mixed vegetable curries.Of the lot,I like curries with mixed veggies.Even though we like the Mixed vegetable Kurma that I make for chapathis as well as for idiyappams,it uses coconut as a base which we are trying to avoid these days.

I came across this wonderful recipe in Lakshmi Nair’s cookbook(Again!)..;-).All her recipes are superhits,so you don’t have to double check anything.Just follow the recipe instructions step by step and you sure will come out with great results.Once again,a keeper recipe.Tasted great with chapathis and I have kept aside some for pairing with Appam(Paalappam).

Recipe Marathon – Day 20
Mixed Vegetable Kurma


Carrots – 2
Beans – 6
Cauliflower – 2-3 florets
Potato – 1 big
Onions – 2,chopped
Green chilly – 1,chopped
Ginger-Garlic Paste – 3 tsp
Coriander powder – 1 tbsp
Haldi/Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
Garam masala powder – 1 ½ tsp
Cashewnuts – 25 gms(soaked in water and ground to a smooth paste)
Oil – 2 tsp
Milk – 1 cup
Water as required
Coriander leaves-for garnish
Salt to taste


Chop the veggies into small cubes and cook in enough water,add salt to taste.
In a kadai,add oil and sauté onions and green chilly.
Add ginger-garlic paste,haldi,coriander powder and garam masala and sauté till the raw smell goes.
Let the mix cool a bit and then grind to a smooth paste.
Add this to the cooked vegetables and mix well till the masala coats the veggies.
Add the cashewnut paste and mix well.
When the curry starts to thicken,add milk and let it boil.
Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot!!

Check out what my marathon buddies have been cooking today!!


  1. Love the kurma.
    My fav choice would be with appoms

  2. I too love Lakshmi Nairs Recipes and use them.This kurma looks lovely

  3. perfect for rotis..I make often at home..Grt color

  4. Its the same thing.. I too make chapathis like 4-5 days a week for dinner. Love to have with differnt curries.
    Kurma looks delish, its been a long time since i made those. Like your version Div.

  5. looks delicious..quite tempting too..

  6. Aha, that is a terrific combination:) i remb the ones from Indian coffee house :)

  7. Even i make this alot....quick and tasty

  8. I make a similar one with a few extra spices.And that dosai is cutely shaped Divya

  9. kurma and chapathi are of my fav combos even though its not a spicy dish...i add coconut milk ..lovely color..good one divya:)

  10. Love these sorts of kurma..looks delicious..

  11. wil be trying this kurma today....

  12. Hi divya

    i just wanted to know how many people does it serve..
    i wanna try this recipe for my guests..


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