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South Indian Vegetable Kurma or White Kurma Recipe

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Vegetable kurma or white kurma

Vegetable kurma or white kurma

This is a very popular South Indian kurma with lots of vegetables. It is an excellent companion for chapati, roti, paratha, poori or even with rice. It is one of the best ways to add nutrients and minerals to our daily diet.

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

15 min

15 min

30 min

3 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup beans, washed and chopped
  • 1/2 cup carrots, washed and chopped
  • 1/2 cup potatoes, skin peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup baby corn, washed and chopped
  • 1/2 cup peas, fresh or frozen
  • 2 cups water, or as needed
  • salt to taste
  • 1-2 tablespoons ghee or oil
  • 1 inch cinnamon stick
  • 2-3 cloves
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/2 cup fresh grated coconut
  • 2 tablespoons fried gram
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 4-5 cashews
  • 1-2 sprigs fresh curry leaves
  • 1-2 green chilies, or to taste
  • 1-2 tablespoons coriander leaves

Instructions

  1. Wash and chop the beans, carrots, baby corn and potatoes. Set aside. Keep fresh or frozen peas ready.
  2. Transfer all of the vegetables to a cooker. Add 1/2 cup of water (or as needed), add 1/2 teaspoon of salt, close the lid of cooker and take 3 whistles.
  3. Switch off the flame and allow the pressure to subside naturally.
  4. In a pan heat 1-2 tablespoons of oil or ghee. Add cinnamon, cloves and cumin seeds. Let them splutter.
  5. Add the fresh grated coconut, fried gram, poppy seeds and cashews. Fry till aromatic.
  6. Add green chilies, curry leaves and coriander leaves. Fry for a few seconds and switch off the flame. Let the mixture cool down completely.
  7. After cooling down, transfer the fried ingredients to a mixer jar, add water and blend to a fine paste.
  8. Once the pressure subsides, open the lid of the cooker, switch on the flame and add the ground paste. Mix well.
  9. Add water to reach the desired consistency. Tast for salt and adjust if needed. Let it cook for 2 minutes and switch off the flame.
  10. Vegetable kurma is ready to serve. Serve hot with chapati, roti, poori, paratha or rice. Enjoy!

Step-by-Step Photo Guide

Wash and chop beans, carrots, baby corns and potatoes. Set aside. Keep fresh or frozen peas ready.

Wash and chop beans, carrots, baby corns and potatoes. Set aside. Keep fresh or frozen peas ready.

Transfer all of the vegetables to a cooker. Add water and salt.

Transfer all of the vegetables to a cooker. Add water and salt.

Close the lid of cooker and take 3 whistles.

Close the lid of cooker and take 3 whistles.

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In a pan heat 1-2 tablespoons of oil or ghee, add 1 inch long cinnamon, 2-3 cloves and 1 teaspoon cumin seeds. Let them splutter.

In a pan heat 1-2 tablespoons of oil or ghee, add 1 inch long cinnamon, 2-3 cloves and 1 teaspoon cumin seeds. Let them splutter.

Add 1/2 cup fresh grated coconut, 2 tablespoons fried gram, 1 tablespoon poppy seeds and 4-5 cashews. Fry till aromatic.

Add 1/2 cup fresh grated coconut, 2 tablespoons fried gram, 1 tablespoon poppy seeds and 4-5 cashews. Fry till aromatic.

Add 1-2 green chilies (or to taste), 1-2 sprigs of curry leaves and 1-2 tablespoons of coriander leaves.

Add 1-2 green chilies (or to taste), 1-2 sprigs of curry leaves and 1-2 tablespoons of coriander leaves.

Fry for some seconds and switch off the flame. Let the mixture cool down completely.

Fry for some seconds and switch off the flame. Let the mixture cool down completely.

After cooling down, transfer the fried ingredients to a mixer jar.

After cooling down, transfer the fried ingredients to a mixer jar.

Add water and blend to a fine paste.

Add water and blend to a fine paste.

Once the pressure subsides, open the lid of the cooker.

Once the pressure subsides, open the lid of the cooker.

Switch on the flame. Add the ground paste to the cooked vegetables.

Switch on the flame. Add the ground paste to the cooked vegetables.

Mix well and add water as per the consistency desired. Adjust salt, let it cook for 2 minutes and switch off the flame.

Mix well and add water as per the consistency desired. Adjust salt, let it cook for 2 minutes and switch off the flame.

Vegetable kurma is ready to serve. Serve hot with chapati, roti, poori, paratha or rice. Enjoy.

Vegetable kurma is ready to serve. Serve hot with chapati, roti, poori, paratha or rice. Enjoy.

Notes

  • The choice of vegetables is open-ended. You can add any variety of vegetables of your choice.
  • Onion is not used in this kurma, but you can add it if you wish.
  • Increase the amount of green chilies as per your desired spice level.

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