Jan 24, 2008

Mixed Vegetable Kurma

This is the easiest way of making Kurma. Believe it or not, it just took me 10 to 15 minutes to finish. Thought of sharing this with you. If you are using frozen veggies or cut veggies just grab cauliflower, beans, peas, carrots, Lima Beans from frozen section. It will take less time if frozen veggies are used.
Ingredients:
  1. cauliflower - 1cup
  2. beans - 1/2 cup
  3. peas - 3 tbsp
  4. carrots - 4 tbsp
  5. lima beans - 2 tbsp
  6. potato - 1 (cut it into small cubes)
  7. onion - 1
  8. Tomato - 1(if its big or 2 if its small)
  9. Salt to taste
  10. oil, mustard seeds, cumin seeds for seasoning.
  11. Unsalted butter - 1tbsp
  12. Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp.
  13. Coriander leaves - 1tbsp.
Masala Ingredients:
  1. coriander seeds -2 tbsp
  2. channa dal - 1 tbsp
  3. cashews - 5
  4. Almonds - 2 (soak it in water and remove the skin)
  5. fresh coconut - 2 tbsp
  6. Onion and Tomato (given in ingredients)
  7. 2 cloves garlic
  8. Green chillies - 3
Grind the above said masala ingredients to paste. Microwave(or cook) the above given vegetables for 3 to 4 mts. In a separate pan pre-heat the oil and butter, season it with mustard seeds and cumin seeds to golden brown. Add the masala paste, turmeric powder to it and also add 1/2 cup of water and let it cook for 3 mts. Now add the cooked vegetables to it and let it cook for another 4 mts. Stir it thoroughly. Season it with fresh coriander leaves. This kurma can be used as a side dish for Chapathis, Poori, Dosa or Idly. The above said quantity will serve atleast 5 people.
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