Vegetable Kurma !! Restaurant style !!

I love and am always fascinated about restaurant style Kurma dishes, as of how subtle n flavorful they are !!!...
Tried to replicate it a number of times but could not deliver a exactly similar tasting dish...So atlast after numerous trials and errors i could succeed and proudly say that I made it !!!
Vegetable kurma is a coconut based mix veg gravy that goes well with roti/phulka/poori /rice etc...This is very mild n flavorful unlike the other spicy and masaledar gravies...Kids and adults will equally enjoy eating this...This dish is loaded with veggies and soothing coconut gravy that makes this a healthy one too, without any added fats... 

Ingredients :            Serves 6 to 8 
  • 1 medium : Onion chopped
  • 1 large : Tomato chopped
  • 1 Large: carrot diced
  • 3 medium : Potatoes peeled and diced
  • 1 cup : Cauliflower florets
  • 1/2 cup : Frozen / fresh peas
  • 3 nos : Green chillies slit
  • 1 tsp : Ginger garlic paste
  • 1/2 tsp mustard and cumin seeds
  • 2 tbsp : Coconut / vegeatable oil
  • 1 tsp : Red chilli powder
  • 1/8 tsop : Turmeric 
  • 1 tbsp : Coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp : Sugar
  • 1 tsp : Garam masala powder
  • 1 1/2 cups : water
  • Few sprigs : Coriander chopped 
For the gravy/grinding :  
  • 1/3 cup : fresh/ descicated coconut
  • 10 to 12 whole : Cashews
  • 1 tbsp : Fennel seeds
  • 1 tsp : Poppy seeds
  • In a pan add the oil ..once hot add the mustard and cumin seeds ...allow them to splutter..later add the slit green chillies,chopped onion and ginger/ garlic paste..
  • Cook this on medium heat until onions turn translucent and raw smell from ginger garlic paste disappears..
  • Now add the turmeric , coriander, red chilli powder and fry for a min..later add all the chopped veggies along with peas...

  • Stir well and saute for a min or two and add water ...stir well n cook this covered for 10 mins or until veggies are 90% done..
  • Meanwhile add the coconut , fennel seeds, poppy seeds and cashews to a blender jar and grind into smooth paste adding water required..This paste has to be thick so add water as little as possible...
  • Once the veggies are cooked add salt , sugar and ground paste...adjust the consistency as per u r choice ...the gravy will thicken further more once cooked / cooled...
  • We prefer slightly thicker gravy so the water i used was perfect...
  • Stir well and cook this covered for 5 more mins...
  • Lastly check and adjust the seasoning ..
  • Sprinkle the garam masala powder and chopped coriander ..stir well ...
  • Turn off the heat and serve with roti/ phulka/poori/ rice. Tastes best either ways.

Tasty n comforting Vegetable Kurma is ready to dig in !!!
Make and enjoy with your family and friends...
We love it hope you will love it too !!!


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