Saturday, March 27, 2010

Vegetable Korma


Vegetable Korma is a spicy and creamy gravy of mixed vegetables.I am sure everyone would have their own version of preparing kurma.
Here is another interesting version.I found this recipe in Dheeraj Paul's Indian Menu Planner Book.The speciality about this recipe is, it uses homemade freshly ground spice powder instead of whole spices which are normally used for seasoning.No garlic is used.Still I found no difference at all and the aroma was heavenly
Pardon me for the hazy picture.It was shot at night.It would have been better if my korma was basking in the sun:).Anyways here's the recipe.
Butter - 2 Tbsp
Cumin seeds - 2tsp
Pressure cook the following for 1 whistle.
Beans - 6 snapped at ends and chopped into 2 inch pieces
Carrot - 2 peeled and diced  into big chunks
Potatoes - 1 peeled and diced into big chunks
Peas - 1/2 cup frozen
Tomato - 1 big quartered
Bay leaf - 2
For the paste:
Blend the following to a smooth paste
Onions - 2 roughly chopped
Ginger - 2 inch piece
Coriander leaves - a handful
Coconut -  4 tbsp grated
Green chillies - 2 chopped
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
For the spice powder:
On a hot griddle dry roast the following ingredients one by one and grind it into a fine powder.You can double the quantity and store it in airtight box and use it for other gravy or even in biriyani.
Cardamom - 2
poppy seeds -2tsp
Cinnamon-2 inch piece
Cloves - 2
Star Anise -2
Fennel seeds- 1tsp
Heat butter / oil in a tava.When hot,add cumin seeds.
When they splutter,add the ground paste.Saute till raw smell goes off.
Then add the boiled vegetables along with a little bit of water in which the vegetables were cooked.Simmer for about 5 minutes.
Then add the spice powder and allow it to boil for 2 minutes.
Serve with rotis/rice.


Hamaree Rasoi said...

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Cup cakes, cookies, muffins ....I love to munch on these.
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Aruna Manikandan said...

Kurma looks perfect delicious dear:-)

Rekha shoban said...

kurma looks perfect and colourful....perfect to have with chapathi..

Mrs.Menagasathia said...

Kurma looks delicious!!

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

I can consume a few rotis with that delicious veg kurma of urs:)

Jagruti said...

Delicious and yummy veg kurma...tempting!!

Soma Pradhan said...

This is looking very healthy...

J said...

love this korma.. delicious..

Varunavi said...

Delicious looking kurma,i love anything veg :)

Tina said...

Delicious korma...

Sarah Naveen said...

i love Veg kurma..looks so perfect and yummy!!

Ramya said...

Thanx everyone for u'r lovely words

Pavithra said...

I love veg kurma, looks too good and yummy ramya.

Padhu said...

Korma looks so nice and yummy!

Panchpakwan said...

Nice Korma...looks cremy and healthy..

Akal's Saappadu said...

the korma looks rich and hearty with all the vegetables !!! I'd enjoy this curry with chapatis!!!

Ammu Madhu said...

Hi Ramya first time here.I must say you have a wonderful blog full of amazing recipes.

PranisKitchen said...

the korma looks so delicious.very well explained .best combo with chapati

Seema Mohan said...

Hmmmm yummy kurma