Friday, September 23, 2011

Vegetable Kurma

Vegetable Kurma is a very popular dish. My amma got this recipe from our neighbor, some 15 yrs back! I was a school going girl and hardly interested in cooking! I can still recall the picture of the small book in which my brother had written this recipe. This is not commonly prepared in our house but still whenever we made, I always got that restaurant made taste in it. Hence posted it (even though its not a konkani dish). Enjoy this wonderful dish.

Ingredients:
  • Mixed Chopped Vegetables- 3 cups
  • Tomato, small- 1
  • Onion, small-1
  • Oil- 1 Tbsp
  • Cloves- 2-3
  • Cinnamon- A small piece
  • Salt- To taste
For Masala:
  • Grated coconut, fresh/frozen- 3/4 cup
  • Chopped onion- handful
  • Garlic cloves- 2-3
  • Green Chilli- 1-3
  • Roasted red chilli- 1-3
  • Cloves- 2-3
  • Cinnamon- a small piece
  • Cilantro/Coriander leaves- 1/4 0f a bunch
  • Coriander seeds- 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds- 1 tsp
  • Poppy seeds- 1 tsp (i didn't add)
Vegetables I used- Cauliflower, carrot, peas, potato and beans.


Procedure:


Cook the chopped vegetables in a small pot, adding little salt.




Prepare the masala by grinding all the ingredients mentioned under masala. Add required amount of water while grinding.




Now take a kadai and heat oil. Then add cloves and cinnamon to it. Fry it for few seconds. Then add chopped onions and fry until it turns light brown.




Now add chopped tomato. Fry until it becomes little soft.




Now add the prepared masala.




Fry for few minutes (say 3-4 minutes). This helps in removing the rawness of the masala. Also add little salt.




Add the cooked vegetables.




Mix it well. Add water if required.  Cook this mixture for 8-10 minutes. Adjust the consistency (i made it medium thick). Vegetable Kurma is ready!!




Serve it hot with Rotis, pooris or dosas. Above measurement serves 2-3 people.


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