Vegetable Kurma

What started an as attempt to make Pav Bhaji ended up in Vegetable Kurma. I craved for some Pav Bhaji for a long time and decide to make it at home. I chopped all the vegetables for it only to realise that the Pav Bhaji masala I had in my pantry was well past its expiry date. I know dry spices don’t have an expiry date as such but i didn’t want to take a chance!

So I ended up using all the veggies to make kurma just the way my MIL makes. K had been craving for kurma for a long time now 😉

Ingredients :

1 cup frozen/fresh peas

1/2 cup sweet corn

10-12 beans finely chopped

2 carrots

1 capsicum/green bell pepper

2-3 small potatoes

1 small onion

2 small tomatoes

1 cup of methi or fenugreek leaves

2-3 table spoons of chopped cilantro

1 cup thick yogurt

2-3 tablespoons of oil

Salt to taste

For the masala

2-3 table spoons of grated coconut

2 teaspoons khus khus/poppy seeds

1 teaspoon jeera

4-5 pepper corns

2 cloves of garlic

3 green chillies

5-6 cashews

3-4 cloves

1/2 stick of cinnamon

In a large vessel, heat the oil and add the onions. Saute them till translucent. Add the bell peppers. Next add the methi leaves and saute them for a couple of minutes. Add the tomatoes. Meanwhile grind all the ingredients for the masala into a fine paste with a little bit of water. Add this ground paste to the pan. Stir well. Add the peas and corn and let them cook for a minute.  Add the rest of the vegetables. I put the rest of the vegetables in the microwave for 3-4 minutes until they were soft. Once all the veggies are added, stir in the yogurt. Add salt and let it simmer for a few minutes. Granish with Cilantro. Serve hot with puris or roti.



One comment on “Vegetable Kurma

  1. aipi says:

    Just need some rotis to polish it off 🙂

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