Thursday, April 10, 2008

Veg Kurma

Serving size: 4 people

onions: 3 medium chopped
Green chillies: 6 chopped
ginger garlic paste: 2 tbsp
garam masala: 1/4 tbsp
coriander powder: 1/2 tbsp
cashews: 1/4 cup
bay leaves: 2
coconut milk: 1 cup thick
Turmeric powder: 1/5 tbsp
Mint leaves: approximately 10 leaves finely chopped
cilantro leaves as required
oil: 2 tbsp
salt as required

2-3 cups of vegetables:
Pick anything that you like. I use cauliflower florets, potatoes,peas,carrots,radish,beans and soya chunks.Cut the vegetables except soya and boil them in water (dont use excess water) with salt.Cook them 3/4th not fully.

For soya chunks, i use the Nutrela brand. You can follow the instructions in the packet to learn the cooking instructions. Basically you need to cook soya for 5 minutes in boiling water and drain the water.Rinse soya in cold water and squeeze out the excess water.And your soya is ready to use.

1) Keep the pan on the stove. Add 1/2 tbsp of oil
2) Add chopped onions and chillies. Saute them until onions turn light brown.
3) Add garam masala,cashews and ginger garlic paste. Add 1/2 tbsp of oil at this stage.Cook it for 2 minutes
4) Take everything out and grind them.
5) Keep the pan back on stove and add 1 tbsp of oil.
6) Add bay leaves,turmeric,mint and cilantro. Add the ground paste, coconut milk and 2 cups of water (you could add more water if you want the gravy thin)
7) Add coriander powder and salt. Have a low to medium flame & cook it for 15-20 minutes
8) Add the cooked vegetables,soya chunks to this gravy and leave it on stove for 10 more minutes.

Alternatively you could also add the vegetables directly in kurma and cook them along with gravy.

Serve this kurma with pulav/rotis/chapati/poori/idli/dosa.This kurma goes well with


Miriam said...

Hey Manju
Great job! well done...your blog spot looks inviting to a hungry soul as me!..I understood that these are your recipes, but what about the pics?? those high quality and home made dosas and kuzhambu and every dish looks so nice. Keep up the good work. I would definitely try the recipes and will include it in my newsletter, which I circulate to the Indian community at my University!

Bashini said...

Thanks Miriam, appreciate it!

Anonymous said...

Looks yummy

Anonymous said...

it wil be great ....if u can post the nutrition calories/carb/protein etc

Good Blog ...for starters like
thanx :-)