Kaikurma

This recipe is adapted from Santhi Balarman's, Dakshin Bhog Flavours of South Indian Cooking. I made a few changes according to my preferences. I added mustard seeds and doubled the quantity of the recipe. The book called for carrot, potato, beans cabbage, cauliflower and peas. I used carrot, potato, broccoli, and peas. I also refrained from boiling my vegetables before adding them to the sauce. This added a lot of cooking time, so in the future I will steam them and use the water in the sauce.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup potato, cubed
  • 1 cup carrot, cubed
  • 1 cup broccoli
  • 1 cup peas
  • 4 pieces cinnamon stick
  • 4 cloves
  • 4 green cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 3 green chilies, slit
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 cup tomato, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 - 2 teaspoons cayenne powder
  • 4 teaspoons coriander powder
  • 2 cups yogurt
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • few coriander leaves
  • salt, to taste
  • oil, as required
Method:

Boil (or steam) vegetables until half done, keep aside. In a heavy saucepan, heat oil and add mustard seeds until they begin to pop. Add cinnamon, cloves, cardamom and green chilies. Saute until chilies begin to char. Add onions and saute until translucent, add tomatoes. Cook until tomatoes soften, add turmeric, cayenne, and coriander powder and saute for a minute. Add yogurt, while stirring to prevent curdling, along with salt. Now add vegetables. Mix well and cook together for some time. Lastly, add coconut milk. Heat and remove from flame. Garnish with coriander leaves. Enjoy!

25 comments:

chakhlere said...

It looks yummy! It must have been heavenly with all the lovely spices in it.

Cham said...

I never added yogurt in kurma. Looks delectable with rice :)

Nostalgia said...

Yummy!

Sushma Mallya said...

looks delicious with rice, nice recipe too..i usually have kurma with puri...just loved it meeso..lovely click too

Veggie Belly said...

this sounds very aromatic and yummy!

Priya said...

Kurma looks colourful with those plenty of veggies and yummy..

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Hmm......Mouthwatering and a different recipe:)

Suma Rajesh said...

looks fabulous...therez a small gift for u..plzz receive it..

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Kurma looks so good. Mouthwatering plate. YUM!

Pari said...

Nice curry Meeso wih all the spices.Will taste good with rice.

n33ma said...

Looks perfect.

Valarmathi said...

Never added yogurt in veg kurma, will try next time. Looks so yummy and colorful.

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Yummy kurma with rice, great combo!

Nabia said...

You have done a good job with this recipe! Whats that red sauce with the rice?? Is that some sort of crushed red chili paste??

Di said...

I love veg. kurma! That was my very first ever Indian dish! It's a bit nostalgic for me.

I usually have kurma with paratha, but rice looks yum too...I will try it!

Di said...

Meeso,
Re: Nabia's question
I'm curious what it is too!

meeso said...

~ Thanks, everyone :)

~ Nabia & Di... It's just tomato pickle :)

Cynthia said...

Your food always have that good taste and good-for-you combo!

Soma said...

very aromatic & a perfect comfort food i must say.

DEESHA said...

wow thatz a lot of veggies .. kurma looks superb

Karine said...

I love the combo of flavors of your dish! It sounds wonderful :)

Laila said...

Looks really delicious ...
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vidhas said...

Lovley Kurma. it must have tasted yummy with rice.

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

that looks so delicious!! hats off.

Cardamom said...

this is sooo good with rice...I like the idea of adding coconut milk in here....i'll try it!

trupti
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