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Monday, March 22, 2010

Vegetable Kurma

This is a mixed vegetable curry with thick gravy prepared in coconut milk.

  • Diced Potato- ½ cup
  • Cauliflower(cut into florets)- ¼ cup
  • Green peas(frozen) - ¼ cup
  • Chopped Beans - ¼ cup
  • Diced Carrot -¼ cup
  • Chopped onion -½ cup
  • Green chilly - 2 nos
  • Ginger(chopped) - 1 tbsp
  • Garlic(chopped) - 1 tbsp
  • Corriander Powder-1½ tsp
  • Cashewnut - 6 nos
  • Chilly powder - ½ tsp
  • Turmeric powder -¼ tsp
  • Fennel seed - ½ tsp
  • Pepper -¼ tsp
  • Cinnamon -2 inch stick
  • Bayleaf -1
  • Cloves- 2 nos
  • Cardamom - 1 nos
  • Grated coconut - 1 cup
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil -1 tbsp
  • Curry leaves-few
  • Corriander leaves - ¼ cup

  • Add cauliflower, carrot, peas, beans, potato, salt, water and turmeric powder into a pressure cooker.
  • Cook the vegetabls (3-4 whistles) and remove it from fire.
  • Put cashewnut, garlic, ginger, green chilly, chilly powder, corriander powder, fennel seed,  cinnamon, cloves, bayleaf, pepper, corriander leaves and grated coconut into a mixer and grind well to make a fine paste.
  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Add onion, curryleaves and saute till it becomes translucent.
  • Add tomato and saute well.
  • Add the masala paste into it and saute for 2 minutes.
  • Add cooked vegetables into it and mix well.
  • Add little water and let it boil for  2 -3 minutes.
  • Remove from fire and garnish with chopped corriander leaves.
Recommended Combination: Serve hot with Appam, Chappathi or Bread.


  1. I tried this and it came out really well. Thanks a ton for the recipe. Your blog is too good. Keep going. All the best.

  2. thanks for the feed back and thanks for trying it out :)

  3. I have recently shifted out of India and my hubby invited some of his friends (mostly foreigners) for breakfast.It was the first time I ever prepare food for someone all of my own.I tried out ur veg kuruma along with appam n beleive me it not only was a big success but i also got very good comments...Thanks to u Lekshmi...:) know What..My Hubby told me it was as good as a star hotel cuisine!!Thank you....I am surely going to try out more of ur recipes....Keep the good work!!Bingo ;)