Thursday, April 5, 2012

Vegetable Kurma

Kurma is basically an Indian curry, made with spices and sure enough, many different varieties made by many people in different parts of the world. These days, its easier to make the curry; grab a packet of the ready made kurma powder, follow the instructions on it, add vegetables, meat, poultry or a combination of whichever you like.

I rotate between both; the easy preasy version or take the long walk of blending the spices to produce a home made aromatic and delicious type.  And definitely for me, somehow kurma is superb with rice, while my other half prefers it with bread slices.  

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

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
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

Heat oil and saute onion.
Add blended paste, stir and cook till aromatic or oil splits. 
Put in chilli and 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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  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


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