Thursday, September 8, 2016


This is a South Indian style vegetable kurma recipe which is very easy to prepare. The gravy is coconut based with some nuts and spices. You can make it with any vegetables of your choice. It goes well with puris, parottas, neer dosa , kal dosa or even vegetable biriyani. You can also prepare the non veg version in the same way adding some onions.

Potatoes ... 1/2 cup
Carrots .... 1/4 cup
Green peas ... 1/4 cup
Yam ............ 1/4 cup
Cauliflower .. 1/4 cup
Beans .......... few
(Cut all the vegetables into small pieces)
Coconut ....... 1 cup
Cashewnuts .. handful
Ginger ....... 1 inch piece
Garlic ........ 4-5 cloves
Yogurt ... 2-3 tbsps (optional)
Green chillies .. 1-2 (as per your liking)
Cloves ... 4-5
Cinnamon stick ... 1" piece
Bay leaves ........... 1 -2
Cardamoms ....... 3-4
Turmeric powder .. 1/4 tsp
Coriander powder ... 1 tsp
Salt ................ to taste
Coriander leaves ... for garnishing.
Oil ............ 4 tbsps


1. Grind the coconut, ginger, garlic, green chillies and cashewnuts adding sufficient water or yogurt.

2. In a pan heat oil and add the mentioned whole spices.

3. When they give out a nice aroma, add the diced vegetables and saute.

4. Add salt, turmeric powder, coriander powder curry leaves  and coriander leaves.

5. Add 1 cup water and simmer until the vegetables are three-fourths done.

6. Now add the ground coconut paste and adjust the thickness of the gravy to your liking and add water accordingly. Simmer for few minutes.

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  1. What a lovely rich and creamy gravy.It must have tasted delicious.

    1. Thanks Nayna.. it really tastes good with anything.. rotis, dosas, puris, appams

  2. The gravy looks so rich and creamy. It's a mouthwatering dish and like that the gravy is not tomato based.

  3. I bet this is delicious with all those wonderful ingredients. I must give it a try. GG

  4. Ahh! I remember the lazy Sundays that my Aunt made this Kurma and we love with Pooris. Thanks for the recipe I will try making some sooner than you think.

    1. Thanks Archana. It pairs well with dosas and appams too.

  5. Love this south indian style kurma pairs well with pooris and Kerala style porotta .

    1. Yes you are right. Also with dosas and appams

  6. we love this kurma at home with Puris and especially Ghee Rice - aromatic dish for sure - Kalyani

  7. The kurma is right off the stove and it is so aromatic. We are loving it with the mixed veggies and the coconut paste.


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