Mixed Vegetable Kurma ~ Madras Style | Mixed Vegetable Korma Step by Step Recipe | Lunch Box Recipes

>>  Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Today we are starting the second group of the Blogging Marathon Edition #10. I decided to do the Lunch Box series, basically it's more like what one makes for a typical meal or pack for office. Since I pack and carry my lunch, I decided to share my everyday box for this week. These may not always be a full three course meal, I warn ahead.

I get frequent emails asking to share my Menu planning or my lunch box menu. I have stopped publishing my menu sheet sometime back, basically because I wasn't making anything new. Somehow things fall in place with the few restrictions I have in my usage of ingredient. Still we have managed quite well.

It should become easy now, that we have a fixed day for buying the vegetables. We do it every Sunday morning and I pretty much plan what I am going to make through the week, both for lunch and dinner. Though seeing the pattern I may not have been that adventurous. I am planning to change that and decided to try at least couple of new recipes every week. My recipe collection is brimming out with so many new ideas to try.

Anyway coming to today's post, today's recipe was something that I made as I went on. It was loosely based on the way the kurmas are normally prepared in hotels. The kurma was lip smacking with Rotis, I am sure it would taste great with Naans.

Step by Step Picture Recipe:

Madras Mixed Vegetable Kurma

Ingredients Needed:
Onion paste
Onions, puree - 1 cup
Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Fennel Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Green Chilies - 2 medium
Garlic - 2 medium cloves
Ginger - 2"

Coconut Paste:

Coconut, finely chopped - 1/2 cup
Poppy Seeds - 2 seeds
Green Chilies - 1 medium

Other ingredients

Tomatoes, puree - 1 & 1/2 cup
Vegetables - 2 cups (Carrots, Beans, Turnip)
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder a pinch
Coriander leaves, finely chopped - 2 tsp
Tomato, finely chopped - 1 small
Oil - 2 tsp
Salt to taste

How to make the Madras Mixed Vegetable Kurma

To make the Onion paste:

Roughly chop the onions, garlic, ginger, green chilies. Grind this along with cumin seeds, fennel seeds using little water to make a smooth paste.

Trim and chop the vegetables, keep aside.

To make the gravy:
Heat a pressure cooker with oil, add the onion paste and sauté the paste till it's done. Cover with lid, saute for couple of minutes, when the oil starts coming out and the onion paste is well cooked, add the tomato puree. mix everything well. lastly add coconut paste, salt and turmeric. 

Mix everything well, cook for 2 mins, then add the chopped vegetables, cover with lid and continue cooking for a while.

Next add the coriander powder, coriander leaves, tomato pieces. Cook for 5 mins, then add 1 cup or little more, depending on the gravy thickness. Cover the pressure cooker with lid and cook for couple of whistles, for the vegetables to be done. 

Enjoy with Rotis and salad.

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Chitra November 23, 2011 at 4:55 AM  

Kuruma looks truely lip smackingly good :) Gr8 combo with those soft chappathis

divya November 23, 2011 at 5:43 AM  

looks so healthy and simple n delicious curry...

Kaveri November 23, 2011 at 6:11 AM  

Very very yummy kurma...the fact that it has been done in a pressure makes it more appealing to me, cos we can really reduce the amount of oil.

Harini November 23, 2011 at 7:54 AM  

very aromatic ! I also end up making kurma as I go and each time end up using a different set of ingerdients :)

Tina November 23, 2011 at 8:16 AM  

delicious kurma..

Vandana Rajesh November 23, 2011 at 10:26 AM  

Delicious Kurma...nice gravy and so healthy..just right for a quick dinner idea.

vaishali sabnani November 23, 2011 at 10:42 AM  

well I have only read abt Kurmas,but personally never tried making...a diff name in North... we call it a mix veg curry..the only diff is of coconut..may b I can add this next time to get the authentic South flavor.

Chandrani November 23, 2011 at 11:11 AM  

Very lovely kurma. Healthy also..

Vardhini November 23, 2011 at 12:27 PM  

I make this similarly too .. perfect with rotis.

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Priya's Feast November 23, 2011 at 2:12 PM  

The recipe sounds very new to me...Never made kurma in pressure cooker... Yummy

Priya November 23, 2011 at 2:14 PM  

Super delicious kurma, inviting kurma for the sure..

Spandana November 23, 2011 at 2:14 PM  

Delicious Kurma Valli... i love madarasi style dishes :)

Gayathri Kumar November 23, 2011 at 2:52 PM  

Kurma looks very inviting...

PriyaVaasu November 23, 2011 at 6:18 PM  

Lip-smacking kurma!!!!!

Archana November 23, 2011 at 7:35 PM  

love this one.
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Rajani November 23, 2011 at 10:04 PM  

The kurma looks good, but I liked the roti better. Looks so soft and nice

The Pumpkin Farm November 23, 2011 at 10:51 PM  

Lovely kurma Valli, you can open a restaurant and name it "Only Kurma", you have a great collection in that segment

Nalini's Kitchen November 24, 2011 at 2:05 AM  

Looks so delicious and we do make it almost the same way.

Suma Gandlur November 24, 2011 at 2:39 AM  

Lovely kurma Valli.

Kalyani November 24, 2011 at 12:14 PM  

lipsmacking .. goes well with Rotis and naans !

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Pavani November 24, 2011 at 8:05 PM  

Delicious kurma Valli.. Making my mouth water as I type and its not even lunch time yet.

Aarthi November 24, 2011 at 9:15 PM  

awesome korma dear..

PJ November 24, 2011 at 9:16 PM  

Delicious kurma for the lunch box :)

Cool Lassi(e) November 25, 2011 at 5:02 AM  

Not only for roti, this will go well with dosai and idli. Looking awesome with all the goodness of vegetables!

veena krishnakumar November 25, 2011 at 10:33 PM  

That is one yummy kurma Valli

saffronstreaks November 27, 2011 at 10:54 PM  

veggie kurmas are always welcome and a healthy platter too

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