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December 13, 2012

Veg Kurma For Chapathi - Hotel Style Vegetable Kurma

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I got this recipe from my friend. I have tried this kurma many times with many combinations and finally hooked up with this recipe. I always love hotel kurma and when u dig it , u’ll find only some onions and vegetables and not any spices.As my friend’s recipe was similar to the one i expected , i tried it..It was very flavourful & tasty .. It is a best pair for roti, poori , parotta and idiyappam..I’ve already posted a mixed veg kurma , mom’s version..If interested click here..
1 cup - 250ml
  • Carrot – 2 nos (small)
  • Potato – 1 no (big)
  • Beans – 8 - 10 nos
  • Peas – 1/4 cup
To temper & saute
  • Jeera – 1 tsp
  • Bayleaf –1 no (optional)
  • Big onion – 2 nos
  • Tomato – 2 nos ( small)
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Red chilli powder – 1/2 tsp ( I used 1/4 tsp)
  • Garam masala powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Kasuri methi – A pinch (optional)
To grind
  • Grated coconut – 1/4 cup
  • Fried gram dal – 2 tsp
  • Cashews – 5 nos
  • Green chillies – 2 - 3 nos ( I used 2 ) 
  • Dhania / coriander seeds – 1/2 tsp (optional)
  • Fennel – 1/2 tsp
  • Cinnamon – 1 inch piece
  • Cardamom – 1 no
  • Cloves – 2 nos
  • Ginger – 1 inch piece
  • Garlic – 6 cloves
  • Grind all the items given under “to grind” to make a paste by adding water..Chop tomatoes finely and set aside.You can also use 1/4 cup of thin tomato puree instead.
  • Wash and chop all the vegetables , pressure cook adding little salt , 1.5 cups of water in high flame for 2 whistles and set aside..Make sure the vegetables should not be mushy.
veg kurma step 1
  • In a kadai , heat oil ,add jeera & bayleaf.. Then add the onions and saute till it turns transparent. Now add the tomato puree or tomato pieces and saute till raw smell leaves or till the pieces turns mushy.Add little salt to make it faster..
veg kurma step 2
  • Then add the ground paste and saute well .. Now add the turmeric powder , red chilli powder and garam masala powder & kasuri methi. Mix well and saute for few mins. Finally add the cooked vegetables along with the water. Add salt if necessary and some more water. Allow it to boil for sometime till u get a nice aroma. Adjust the consistency..
veg kurma step 3
Garnish with coriander leaves if u wish. Serve hot with roti/poori !


  • I wanted the kurma less spicy , so i added less chillies. U can add more based on ur requirement..
  • Instead of cooking vegetables in prior , i have tried cooking it along with the spices .It gives a different taste and smell.Try any method based on your wish.
  • Adding red chilli powder is optional. If u want , u can avoid green chillies while grinding and add red chilli powder alone..
  • No need to use mint , curry leaves or coriander leaves for flavour. I don’t use any..
  • If u r using dried peas , soak it overnight and use ..

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Gayathri NG said...

Wow tasty n mouthwatering kurma...

Vimitha Durai said...

Love this with chapathis or puris. all time favorite.

Jeyashris Kitchen said...

It has been a long time since i made this . Very nicely done.

Shobha said...

Looks delicious.. can go with appams too..

Aruna Manikandan said...

delicious kurma chitra :)

AparnaRajeshkumar said...

most of the time i prepare kuruma for Dosai than chapathi ! i love this combo

Shama Nagarajan said...

super inviting

lata raja said...

To me the earliest memories of the best combination for roti is this kurma, having had in a hotel in my hometown quite regularly. Love your kurma's colour and texture.

Indian Khana said...

Looks so yum kurma

virunthu unna vaanga said...

so so yummy... even i too prepared the same way... temtping me..

Reva said...

Kurma looks awesome..:)) very siple and hearty dish..

Priya Suresh said...

Kurma with chappathis, i can have them even everyday, flavourful dish.

Menaga Sathia said...

super tasty kurma,looks awesome!!

Raks said...

Could smell the masala here. Love it a lot with poori and parotta.

divya said...

Mouthwatering here..Drooling here...

Laavanya said...

That looks very tasty and a lot like hotel kurma.... love this with parotta.

Mahi said...

Delicious the last picture very much!

Suja Manoj said...

Comfort dish,last pic is so inviting

foodgalleri said...

wow.. yumm kurma.. lov this wid rotis! great pics n presentation!!


Sudha Sabarish said...

All the time love to have any kind of veg kurma. Nice one and can feel the nice fragrance here.

Rashida Shaikh said...

Loved the veg kurma...

Asiya Omar said...

Looks very delicious.

Sangeetha M said...

very aromatic n yummy kurma...lovely recipe! great with chapathi! said...

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Chitra said...

Thank u friends.. @ Maha gadde , thanks. please let me know ur blog name or the link. I cant c in google plus.. Please change ur contents to public so tat everybody can c it :)

Swathi said...

Delicious Mixed vegetable kurma. I love it.

Shanthi Krishnakumar said...

Looking delicious and tempting :)

Unknown said...

Your recipes are good chitra

Chitra said...

Thank you Sindhuja :)