Vegetable Kurma

Mixed Vegetable Kurma goes well with anything – roti, rice, bread etc.

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A typical south Indian recipe, this mixed vegetable kurma is commonly served in restaurants with Parotta or Idiyappam.

The coconut based gravy works well with rice, roti, bread or anything, really! The flavors, although intense, are derived from very few ingredients. A quick search will reveal multiple ways of spelling this, but its basically just a simple side-dish made with a lot of vegetables in a coconut gravy!  

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If you have the time and patience, do make Malabar Parotta to go with this side-dish. But if not, a bowl of rice or some rotis would be great too. Use any vegetables you like (as long as they are hard and will take time to cook). The idea is to use veggies that go well together. For example, you don’t want to use bitter gourd in this recipe as it’ll completely overpower other vegetables.

Vegetable Kurma Recipe | South Indian Mixed Vegetable Korma | Mixed veg kuruma | Saravana bhavan style kurma recipe | foodomania.com

Some like to make a tomato and coconut based gravy. I for one love this without the tomatoes.

Vegetable Kurma Recipe – Restaurant style Mixed Veg Korma – Printable Recipe

Vegetable Kurma
 
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Serves: 8 cups
Ingredients
For the paste
  • 3 Tablespoons Fresh grated coconut
  • 10 Cashew nuts
  • 1 inch Ginger, peeled
  • 2 Garlic cloves
  • 4-5 Green Chili (adjust for spice)
  • 1 Tablespoon Fennel seeds (saunf)
  • 1 Tablespoon Roasted Gram (chutney dal)
Others
  • 4 cups diced mixed Vegetables (potato, carrot, green beans, chow chow / bangalore eggplat / chayote squash, peas)
  • ¼ teaspoon Turmeric powder (haldi)
  • 1 cup sliced Onions
  • 2 inch stick of Cinnamon
  • 4 whole Cardamom (Elaichi)
  • 4 Cloves (laung)
  • 1 Tablespoon Salt (adjust to taste)
  • 2 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh Cilantro
Instructions
  1. Add ingredients for the paste (coconut, chili, cashew, roasted gram, fennel) and grind to a smooth paste.
  2. Add all veggies (except onions) to a vessel. Add some water, salt and turmeric powder. Steam the veggies for 8 minutes or until they’re cooked. Make sure the veggies still have a nice bite to them.
  3. Heat oil in a pan with high sides. Add cinnamon stick, cloves, elaichi and fry for a minute. Add sliced onions and fry on medium heat until the onions are translucent.
  4. Add the coconut paste and mix well. Stir it occasionally. Cook for 8-10 minutes or until the raw smell of the paste goes away. Another way to know is when the oil starts to come out of the sides of the mixture.
  5. Add the steamed veggies, salt, water and mix well. Taste and adjust for seasoning, if required. Let the mixture boil for 5 more minutes.
  6. Garnish with coriander leaves.
  7. Serve with rice / idiyappam / dosa / bread / roti etc.

Vegetable Kurma Recipe – Restaurant style Mixed Veg Korma – step by step pictures

You’ll need a mix of veggies prepped ahead of time. Also get all ingredients for the paste ready.
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Add ingredients for the paste (coconut, chili, cashew, roasted gram, fennel) and grind to a smooth paste.
Vegetable Kurma Recipe | South Indian Mixed Vegetable Korma | Mixed veg kuruma | Saravana bhavan style kurma recipe | foodomania.com

Add all veggies (except onions) to a pan. Add some water, salt and turmeric powder. Steam the veggies for 8 minutes or until they’re cooked.
Vegetable Kurma Recipe | South Indian Mixed Vegetable Korma | Mixed veg kuruma | Saravana bhavan style kurma recipe | foodomania.com

Heat oil in a pan with high sides. Add cinnamon stick, cloves, elaichi and fry for a minute. Add sliced onions and fry on medium heat until the onions are translucent.
Vegetable Kurma Recipe | South Indian Mixed Vegetable Korma | Mixed veg kuruma | Saravana bhavan style kurma recipe | foodomania.com

Add the coconut paste and mix well. Stir it occasionally. Cook for 8-10 minutes or until the raw smell of the paste goes away. Another way to know is when the oil starts to come out of the sides of the mixture.
Vegetable Kurma Recipe | South Indian Mixed Vegetable Korma | Mixed veg kuruma | Saravana bhavan style kurma recipe | foodomania.com

Add the steamed veggies, salt, water and mix well. Taste and adjust for seasoning, if required. Let the mixture boil for 5 more minutes.
Vegetable Kurma Recipe | South Indian Mixed Vegetable Korma | Mixed veg kuruma | Saravana bhavan style kurma recipe | foodomania.com

Garnish with coriander leaves.
Vegetable Kurma Recipe | South Indian Mixed Vegetable Korma | Mixed veg kuruma | Saravana bhavan style kurma recipe | foodomania.com

Serve with rice / idiyappam / dosa / bread / roti etc.
Vegetable Kurma Recipe | South Indian Mixed Vegetable Korma | Mixed veg kuruma | Saravana bhavan style kurma recipe | foodomania.com

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One Reply to “Vegetable Kurma”

  1. Nice post dear and your dish is so delicious. I like very much thanks for sharing…….

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