Thursday, April 5, 2012

Vegetable Kurma


An Indian curry dish, I am sure there are different varieties of Kurma from different parts of the world. Kurma can be made with mutton (mutton kurma), chicken or beef, or purely with vegetables, this vegetarian version is with home made kurma powder  - thick, creamy and spicy curry, scented with lemongrass and coriander leaves.


Ingredients
To blend/process (for a smooth paste)
1 inch ginger
2 tbsp fresh grated coconut
1 tbsp kas-kas/poppy seeds
3 pieces cardamoms (only the seeds inside)
3 green chillies

Vegetables
300g (abt 2 potatoes) - remove skin and cut into pieces
100g (1 small bunch) long beans - cut into 1 inch length
4 green baby brinjals - cut into 2 to 4 pieces, depending on the size

Others
1 tbsp plain chilli powder (or as needed)
1 tsp turmeric/kunyit powder
100ml (about 1 1/2 tbsp) yoghurt
1 onion - sliced thinly
1 lemon grass - bruised 
2 sprigs coriander leaves - chopped
4 tbsp oil
Salt for taste

Method:
Heat oil and saute onion.
Add blended paste, stir and cook till aromatic or oil splits. 
Put in chilli powder, turmeric powder and lemongrass.
Cook for another 2-3mins.
Add potatoes, brinjals, salt and 1/2 litre of water.
Stir and let it simmer. 
Put in beans and simmer for another 4-5 mins.
When veggies are soften and tender, remove from heat.
Gently stir in yoghurt and coriander leaves.
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23 comments:

  1. I love nutty taste of poppy seeds and do use in some of my meat gravies.good idea to use in vegetables,too.

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  2. I love kurma, and this sounds like a beautiful rendition. I've never made kurma at home and need to try this.

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  3. I love the color tumeric gives everything--what a great-looking vegetable dish!

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  4. I love the sauce sound Looks thick and flavorful,,,YuM :)
    Ridwan

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  5. Eggplant and potatoes do make a great pairing in this curry dish. Also, great to find a curry recipe with poppy seeds-this is the first I have seen of it. This dish has such a myriad of flavors, I am sure it is very satisfying. Also the hue is very eye catching. Great post!

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  6. I love that you expose me to so many new dishes! This is another lovely one...and by making it from scratch, it allows me to find most of the ingredients :)

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  7. Vegetables and spicy curry? YUM! It looks amazing!

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  8. vegi i love vegi but not with curry hehe :)

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  9. hi nave, kurma is my favorite with beryani rice. simjply delicious especially chicken.. i prefer curry for lamb (masak merah). also like lots of potatoes. have yet to try add baby brinjals and beans as in your newly innovated kurma ala nava. ha ha. sounds yummy. have a nice day

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  10. can go with roti canai...ehehheh

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  11. Interesting, never heard of this variety of curry before. I wonder how it taste like. =)

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  12. Thank you so much for all the sharing and comments everyone. Appreciate each one of it.

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  13. This looks fantastic, I love kormas!

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  14. I love the vegetables in this curry. Looks delicious!

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  15. I loved that no coconut cream is used in this. I might try to make this for my meatless meal day. :)

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  16. This calls for an extra plate of rice:D

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  17. it looks easy and very delicious, I can see myself making it for dinner

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  18. A very nice Kurma with a different combination of veggies!!

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  19. Ahhh, was searching for a good korma recipe since long! I am definitely trying this Nava :)

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