Thursday, April 5, 2012

Vegetable Kurma

I'm really puzzled with the attitude of some, I said some, people on social media. I don't mind those who brag about their fabulousity day in day out, in fact, every hour of the day, but I really can't stand those who do nothing except complain and complain. Never-mind if they speak for themselves, these people won't hesitate bitching about even their closest ones. What for? Tell me please. Very simple for me with social media. I don't like someone, I just unfriend instead of trashing. Additionally, I wonder why bloggers rush to add me as friend. You mean to fall in love with their recipes? Oh-please, add me for sincerity, not to fame your blog. Honestly fellow bloggers, I want to fan my blog as well, so, stop hoping I will do the same to yours. 

Having said that, I still need social media because compared to those who market themselves, my intention is just tiny. Basically to unselfishly share recipes, of course I will be proud if my recipes are are replicated and going to my list of recipes now is this Vegetable Kurma (Eggplant In Spicy Sauce, Crispy Fried Okra, Fried Mushroom Rolls & Cauliflower Fritters). Unlike the Mutton Kurma (Vegetarian Mutton Curry), this Vegetable Kurma is elevated with home made kurma paste which involves grinding. Other than that, you should be able to put it up quickly. Indeed, another vegetarian splendour (Vegetable Soup, Mee Rebus Vegetarian, Indian Vegetable Curry, Mango Chutney & Valakkai/ Plantain Podimas), vegetable Kurma is a divinely tempting Indian curry.

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

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

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

Heat oil and saute onion.
Add blended paste, stir and cook till aromatic and 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 yogurt and coriander leaves.
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  1. I love nutty taste of poppy seeds and do use in some of my meat gravies.good idea to use in vegetables,too.

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

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

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

  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!

  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 :)

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

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

  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

  10. can go with roti canai...ehehheh

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

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

  13. This looks fantastic, I love kormas!

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

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

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

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

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

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


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