Potato & Peas Kurma

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There are numerous recipes for kurma but this is the recipe I most often make and add vegetables or meat according to my preference. I end up making it with Potato and Peas which is what I always have at home when my refrigerator is empty. Its easy to make and comes in handy when I have guests at home. Goes well with Rotis,Parathas or Rice.

Ingredients:
  1. 2 cups cubed potatoes
  2. ½ cup peas
  3. ¼ th cup finely chopped onions
  4. 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  5. ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  6. 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
  7. 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  8. ½ teaspoon cumin powder
  9. salt to taste
  10. few curry leaves
  11. tablespoons oil
  12. chopped coriander leaves for garnish
To season:
  1. 2 cloves
  2. 1 cardamom
  3. ½ inch piece cinnamon
  4. 2 Bay leaves
Grind to a paste set 1:
  1. 2 cloves
  2. 1 elachi
  3. ½ inch piece cinnamon
  4. ¼ th cup finely chopped onions
  5. 10 green chillies
  6. 2 teaspoon ginger garlic paste
Grind to a paste set 2:
  1. 1 teaspoon khus khus (dry roast for few minutes before grinding)
  2. ½ cup grated fresh coconut
  3. 5 to 6 cashews (optional)
Procedure:
  1. Heat oil in a heavy bottomed vessel, add onions and fry till transparent and then add curry leaves.
  2. Add the paste from Set 1 and sauté for few minutes. Now add the turmeric, red chilli, coriander and cumin powders and salt. Mix well and immediately add the tomatoes and sauté for 5 minutes.  
  3. Now add the potatoes and mix well. Add a cup od water and close the lid and cook til the potatoes are cooked.
  4. Add the ground paste in Set 2 and the peas, bring it to a boil. Add water if necessary.  Simmer for about 5 minutes.
  5. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves. Turn off heat.
  6. Heat oil in a heavy bottomed vessel, add bay leaves, cloves, cinnamon and cardamom and saute till it pops and transfer to the kurma.
Serve with riti,paratha or flavored rice.

12 comments:

  1. Iam sitting in front of the computer with no mood to enter the kitchen and this post comes just in time to give me some spirit.Like it :)

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  2. I am drooling looking at the kuruma. Its been years since I made kuruma.

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  3. yummy kurma...perfect with chapathi!

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  4. Looks so flavourful, luv it with rotis and even rice

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  5. Delicious!. Picture looks beautiful as they always do.

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  6. Drool worthy kurma,super tempting

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  7. This looks totally delicious..I would love to try this..Bookmarked.

    Aarthi
    http://www.yummytummyaarthi.com/

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  8. Looks very nice... I also love the boondi raita at the back!!
    Delicious pictures!! Love them!

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  9. Just looks awesome......very nice pics..... yum n delicious!

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  10. delicious and finger licking kurma.

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  11. This looks so good. Missing yumm home food like anything :(

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