Mixed Vegetable Korma in Pressure Cooker | Vegetable Kurma ~ Tamil Nadu Style

>>  Thursday, January 3, 2013

Happy New year to all my readers!

We are starting the Blogging Marathon 24th Edition today. It was in 2011 January that I first started this Blogging Marathon. The first edition was a month long one, then we went on to do a 14 day edition, finally settling down to a three day marathon all four weeks. BM has got me many friends and we enjoy and enrich our online experience.

Coming to this week, I am starting with a theme to do "Gravies from three different states". For the first day, it's a lip smacking mixed vegetable korma, that's so famous in Tamil Nadu. This is normally served with Parotta, sometimes with Chapatis and Pooris as well. I already have couple of other versions of Kurma in both Cooking 4 all Seasons and over here as well. The recipe today varies with the way the gravy is made rich with the usage of cashews and coconut.

I am actually fond of this delightful Korma from Tamil Nadu. We also have something very similar in Andhra. Infact we no longer can differentiate the difference in the recipes! If you want to know the many Kurmas that I have already, just click away!
Mixed Vegetable Korma
Mixed Vegetable Korma
Mixed Vegetable Kurma

Ingredients Needed:

Onions - 2 medium
Ginger Garlic paste
Tomatoes, purée - 2 big
Mixed Vegetables - 2 medium carrots, 2 medium potato, 1/2 cup Peas
Paneer, roasted - 1/2 cup
Red chili powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder a pinch
Oil - 2 -3 tsp
Salt to taste
Coconut paste - 3 tbsp
Cashew paste - 2 tbsp
Butter for roasting paneer

Whole Garam Masala

Bay Leaf - 2
Cloves - 3 -4
Cinnamon - 2"
Cardamon - 2

How to make Mixed Vegetable Kurma

Cube the paneer, roast them and keep it aside.

In a pressure cooker, heat oil add all the whole garam masala, saute for couple of minutes. Then add the finely chopped onions, saute till they turn colour.

Then add the ginger garlic paste. Followed by the cubed vegetables. Saute on high flame, then simmer and add tomato puree, turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder and salt. 

Cover with lid to get the cooking done faster.

Once you see the tomato colour changing, add the ground coconut paste and cashew paste. Saute well and mix everything together. Cook for 5 mins, till the masala gets cooked properly and change colour.

Then add enough water to get the consistency you want and cover with lid and cook for a whistle or two. Once the pressure falls, remove the lid and bring to boil. Add the roasted paneer, and chopped coriander leaves.

Simmer after it starts boiling for couple of mins.

Mixed Vegetable Kurma
Mixed Vegetable Kurma
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divya January 3, 2013 at 12:57 AM  

Very tempting and irresistible..

Saras January 3, 2013 at 3:41 AM  

Flavorful Kurma..Looks perfect with chapati

Nisha Sundar January 3, 2013 at 9:27 AM  

A classic dish.. The entire house will be filed with its fragrance & aroma when it is prepared..

Nivedhanams Sowmya January 3, 2013 at 11:04 AM  

Wow posting the recipe on the dot!!!! and this kurma looks so inviting!!!
Ongoing Event - SYF & HWS - Ginger

kausers kitchen January 3, 2013 at 12:33 PM  

kurma looks great dear...feeling hungry!!

Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj January 3, 2013 at 1:11 PM  

yummy n healthy korma...
White Dessert

Jayashree January 3, 2013 at 2:16 PM  

Kurma is one of my favourites too....I love to make kothu parotta with leftover kurma.

Ramya Krishnamurthy January 3, 2013 at 5:58 PM  

hi sis.first time here.yummy kurma.all time fav.happy to follow you.wil u support me?eager to joining the marathon.

thoushaltcook January 3, 2013 at 6:59 PM  

That is one wholesome meal :)

rekhas kitchen January 3, 2013 at 7:18 PM  

Very easy to make and delicious looking kurma Valli cashew past must make this kurma rich and more delicious. feeling very bad I couldn't take part in this edition.. still I am not able to sit for long time...:(

veena krishnakumar January 3, 2013 at 8:00 PM  

Yummy kurma!!! Will be cooking this tonight:-)

Archana Potdar January 3, 2013 at 8:25 PM  

Souch a delicious veggie. Love the flavours

The Pumpkin Farm January 3, 2013 at 9:41 PM  

wow Valli...2 years of BM...must have been one enthralling journey....congrats...u've really created a legacy here....i recently tested korma and now understand the difference of north indian and south indian korma..lovely

sushma January 3, 2013 at 11:58 PM  

Kurma looks awesome Valli. Good to go with anything.

Chef Mireille January 4, 2013 at 12:51 AM  

looks so nice and creamy - and with paneer must be so good - pinning on to my to try list!

Suma Gandlur January 4, 2013 at 10:49 AM  

Yummy and colorful kurma.

Padmajha PJ January 4, 2013 at 2:02 PM  

No matter what the variations are kurmas are an eternal favorite :).Looks very tempting Srivalli..

Pavani January 7, 2013 at 5:21 AM  

Such a classic dish.. Looks yumm!!

preeti garg January 9, 2013 at 5:31 PM  

Love the color and combo of veggies

Unknown April 9, 2013 at 6:57 PM  

I'm trying this today
v tempting

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