Thursday, September 20, 2012

Mixed vegetable kurma

I've decided that at least for now, most of the posts on the blog will be recipes of those dishes that I have grown up eating. I would love to be known as a good cook just as my mom, aunt and cook Sushila. And what better way than to master their own recipes. I've mastered mom's naans and butter panneer. Now, here's the recipe of mixed vegetable kurma made by Sushila. It goes well with parathas, naans and steamed rice. At home we usually have it with rice.

Ingredients (serves 4) :

  1. 1 medium sized potato - cut into small cubes
  2. 2 medium carrots - cut into shapes similar in size to the potato
  3. 15 french beans - cut into 1 inch pieces
  4. 1 small sized red onion - chopped
  5. 5 small sambar onion - chopped
  6. 1 tbsp oil
  7. 1/2 tsp garam masala
  8. 1 large tomato, preferable country variety - chopped
  9. 1 tsp mustard seeds
  10. 1 big slit green chilly
  11. 1/4 tsp methi fenugreek seeds
  12. A pinch of kasuri methi
  13. Salt to taste
  14. To grind : 
    1. 1/4 cup coconut
    2. 6 whole red chillies
    3. 1 tsp coriander powder
    4. 6 cloves garlic
    5. 1 inch piece ginger
    6. 5 small sambar onions
    7. 1/2 tsp khus khus

How I made it :
  1. Heat oil in a pressure cooker.
  2. Add methi and mustard seeds. 
  3. Add slit green chilly.
  4. Add kasuri methi.
  5. After a minute, add the onions - both small sambar onion and small red onion.
  6. Fry till the onions start to brown.
  7. Add the paste.
  8. Fry on low for about 8 minutes.
  9. Now add the chopped tomatoes.
  10. Fry on low for another 5 minutes. 
  11. Add garam masala. Adjust salt.
  12. Put in the vegetables.
  13. Pour enough water to just cover the entire mixture. Close cooker.
  14. Give one whistle on high and one on low. 
  15. Garnish with chopped coriander and serve.
We had it with naans