Saturday, June 22, 2013

Vegetable Kurma/Gravy

Its always chapathis for dinner at my house which gives me more freedom to let my mind run loose to create something new everyday.This is a rich gravy in which I have used a vegetable called Noolkol/Kohlrabi/German turnip. 

Kurmas are a famous side dish here in the south.I was wondering what the difference is between all of them until I discovered that coconut milk based gravies are supposed to be called Kurma.But usually I see coconut based thick gravies being supplied as kurma.



To make this you need

Mixed veg cooked - carrot, beans,peas, noolkol, cauliflower - about 2 cups
Onion 1 large
Tomato 1 large
Ginger garlic paste 2 tsp
Curry leaves 2 sprigs
Mustard seeds 1 tsp
Oil 2 tbsp
Dhaniya/coriander powder 2 tsp
Chilli powder 1 tsp
Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves 2 3 sprigs

To grind to a smooth paste
Whole garam masala spices - cardamoms,cloves,cinnamon sticks -2 each
Fennel seeds/saunf - 1 tsp
Coconut 2 tablespoon
Cashew nuts 5-6


  • Chop the vegetables in equal sized cubes and pressure cook with water enough to cover them.Add salt to this.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds once they pop add the curryleaves and onions.
  • Saute onions until they turn translucent, then add the ginger garlic paste.Saute well until you get a beautiful aroma.
  • Add tomato and let all of this mash up well in the heat.
  • Add the dhaniya and chilli powders and fry until raw smell goes away.
  • Add the vegetables and the water it was cooked it.
  • Simmer well until you get the right consistency you're looking for.
  • Add the ground paste and allow gravy to boil for 10 mins.
  • Turn off the heat and garnish with curry leaves and coriander leaves.


  • Rich and creamy gravy is ready too be served with rotis or parotas or just bread!


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