Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Shortcut Veg Kurma

 This was one of my  childhood favorites. No frying separate masala here, not too many veggies are required. This can be served with poori or chapati.





Serves 2-3

Ingredients :
one big size onion (optional)
2-3 medium size tomato
one green chilly
50 gms of beans chopped into 1 inch long pieces
one medium size carrot chopped into small pieces
2 medium size potato peeled and chopped into small pieces
2-3 tbsp grated coconut
7-8 cashew nuts
2 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves
salt
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp MTR garam masala
1/4 tsp tamarind paste


For Seasoning:
9-10 curry leaves
1 tsp mustard
1 tsp urad dal
one dry red chilly slit into 2 pieces (optional)
1 tbsp oil



How to Prepare?
  • Cook carrot, potato and beans together and keep it aside . Make sure that you don't cook it completely. veggies should not be very soft .
  • In a big heavy bottomed pan dry roast coconut and cashews and keep them aside .After it cools down add 1 tbsp coriander leaves , one green chilly , tamarind paste and MTR garam masala powder to it and grind them into a fine paste and keep it aside.
  • To the same pan , add 1/2 tbsp of oil.Add chopped onions and turmeric to it .Fry till it becomes golden brown. Now add tomatoes and fry it for 5-6 minutes. Remove it from the flame. After it cools down blend it into a fine paste and keep it aside.
  • In a same pan , add remaining oil to prepare tadka/seasoning . First add urad dal , mustard seeds and then red chilly.After mustard seeds pops out add curry leaves and add ground tomato onion gravy to it.Fry for 2-3 mins.
  • Now time to add boiled veggies and salt.Give a quick stir after adding and let it boil for 2-3 mins .
  • Now add ground coconut-cashew gravy and stir for few secs.Keep it in a low flame for about 7-8 mins.
  • At the end check for the salt ,consistency  and adjust accordingly. Finally add remaining coriander leaves and switch off the flame .

Note:
  • As I mentioned above you can avoid onion , that's how my mom used to prepare as her most of the preparation is without onion and garlic.
  • You can use few veggies like capsicum , gobi (cauliflower), green peas along with above mentioned veggies .I usually go with different combination every time which gives a different taste.
  • Don't throw the vegetable stock , add them at the end instead of water while adjusting the consistency.
  • I will post other variety of kurma recipe which includes home made masala preparation soon.