Saturday, October 23, 2010

Mixed Vegetable Kurma

Kurma or Korma as it is sometimes called is the most battered dish,according to me.Anything and everything is added to the dish and is conveniently called Kurma.Most of the times it consists of uncooked potatoes,a medley of vegetables,strong taste of masala and a watery consistency.99% times,this is what you get if you order Vegetable Kurma at restaurants.Vegetarians like me,sometimes,have no choice other than to gobble it down.Either it is this,or the the cloyingly rich,creamy Kurma which would make you choke with all the cream and nuts added into it.

I do not claim that mine is a better version than the restaurants,heck--I am not even comparing the two.This one is a very simple kurma,which goes well with Ghee rice,Chapathi and even Appam.No fancy ingredients,gets done in a jiffy and tastes delicious!!

Mixed vegetable Kurma
Recipe courtesy - Radhika,my sis-in-law


Mixed vegetables - about 2 cups--I used Potatoes,Carrots and Green peas
To be ground into a paste

Grated coconut - 5 tbsp
Cashewnuts - 4-5
Tomato - 1,chopped
Whole garam masala - 2 cardamoms,2 cloves and a 1' piece cinnamon stick
Haldi - a pinch

For the tadka/seasoning

Oil - 1 tbsp
Green capsicum - 1,chopped
Salt to taste

Coriander leaves to garnish


Cook the vegetables till soft.
Grind the ingredients given for the masala to a smooth paste.
In a kadai add oil and saute capsicum.
When the capsicum becomes soft[not cooked] add the ground masala and mix well.
Add salt to taste and then the cooked vegetables and let it come to a boil.
Simmer for 5-7 minutes till the kurma starts to thicken,garnish with coriander leaves.


  1. There are endless varieties of kurmas & each household has adopted their own special way of preparing it..I love ur delicious version as it does not even have onion & garlic..Im always on the look out for such recipes for guests who drop in on days they do not consume these ings..

  2. Lovely korma....perfect for chpathy's n poori's..

  3. Lovely colorful Kurma :)


  4. Delicious and great looking kurma..

  5. perfect with parathas,..hppy weekend

  6. Delicious kurma divya,too gud pics...Like ur version.

  7. There's something special about a korma. And its so versatile in that it can be served as a side with a variety of main dishes.

  8. First thing I noticed here is its a no-onion, no garlic dish - something I badly need on a number of occasions. Will try this out soon... sounds yumm!

  9. Weekly once, i prepare kurma, ur version is simple and delicious!


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