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September 25, 2013

Idiyappam Kurma - Vegetable Kurma For Idiyappam

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In Tamilnadu hotels, Idiyappam is served with vegetable kurma and sweet coconut milk. Idiyappam kurma is a popular restaurant combo. As I mentioned in my idiyappam recipe post , usually we make varieties of idiyappam when we have guests. Recently I tasted idiyappam in some restaurants. I loved the way it was served with sweetened coconut milk and mixed vegetable kurma. So I too started making the same way for my guests. WhenI  make idiyappam for breakfast , I make this kurma and coconut milk as accompaniments as it is heavy and takes more time to digest. But If I make idiyappam for dinner , I just prepare some i idiyappam varieties like lemon , puli or paruppu idiyappam which are easily digestible. I got this idiyappam kurma recipe from Mrs.Mallika badrinath’s cookbook. I have tried this several times. It comes out very well. We love this veg kurma a lot. Do try this for idiyappam , you’ll love it for sure. I think it tastes good for rotis as well. But I have not tried it personally.
Here is the link for mixed vegetable kurma I make for roti. Check if interested !

idiyappam -- kurma

1 cup - 250ml
  • Mixed vegetables – 2 cups (carrot ,beans , peas ,potato)
To saute in oil
  • Cooking oil – 2 tbsp
  • Cinnamon – 1no
  • Cloves – 2 nos
  • Elachi –1 no
  • Big onion – 1 no
  • Tomato – 1 no
  • Green chilli – 1 no
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Red chilli powder – 1 – 1.5 tsp (use Kashmiri powder,else you won't get this color)
  • Dhania powder /coriander seeds powder – 1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Kasuri methi – 1/2 tsp
  • Fresh curd – 1/3 cup
  • Boiled Milk - 2 -3 tbsp
To grind
  • Grated coconut – 1/4 cup
  • Cashew nuts – 5 nos
  • Poppy seeds – 2 tsp(soak in little hot water before grinding)

  • Chop all the vegetables finely and pressure cook in high flame for one whistle. Set aside.
  • Grind all the ingredients given above to a smooth paste. Keep aside.
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  • In a kadai , heat oil and saute the cinnamon , cloves , elachi , big onions , tomato , green chillies . Saute till tomato turns mushy. Then add the turmeric powder , dhania powder , red chilli powder and salt. Saute for few minutes.
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  • Now add the cooked vegetables , ground coconut mixture and curd. Mix well and allow it to boil for few minutes. Lastly add the garam masala powder and crushed kasuri methi .Mix well ,leave for a roll boil. Add milk at the end to adjust consistency. Switch off the flame. Garnish with coriander leaves.
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Serve with idiyappam and enjoy ! It tastes divine :)

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  1. yummy and delicious looking khurma..

  2. looks yum! this really goes well with idiyappam

  3. yummy combo ! the kurma looks delicious !

  4. Lovely veggies.......tempting kurma.........

  5. Chitra the curry looks yummy.Never try or taste the idiyaapam.Love it.

  6. wow..flavorful and yummy kurma, but i love idiyappam n thengai paal :) will try this kurma for rotis :)

  7. Wow ! super, mouth watering here.

  8. hmm.. delicious lip-smacking kurma.. wud lov to have it with rotis


  9. delicious kuruma... interesting recipe...

  10. Looks very inviting Chitra. I always prefer having mmy idiappam with sweetened coconut milk.

    Nice clicks.


  11. Both kurma & idiyappam makes me hungry...Inviting and very fantastic combo..

  12. thats an very delicious combo and kurma looks super inviting !! :) tempting me dear !!

  13. Are you using any special chilli powder? Just asked because I am not getting d same color when I try them.

    1. I use MTR lal mirchi powder & kashmiri chilli powder in most of the recipes. I use shrink type red chillies for chutneys. U'll get a nice color.. Try and let me know :)

  14. Really yummy recipe. I did as per the recipe with just the change of milk. I used coconut milk instead of normal milk to get the consistency. Had a milk sweet and spicy/hot flavor at the same time. :) enjoyed both your idiyappam recipe and this one. Thank you :)

  15. Gonna try this recipe, can't wait for it, thanks a lot sharing recipes made in tamilnadu restaurants


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