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December 6, 2018

Hotel White Kurma - Saravana Bhavan White Kurma Recipe – Vellai Kurma Recipe

Saravana bhavan white kurma
 Saravana bhavan hotel style white kurma for idiyappam and chapathi was my long time pending readers requested recipe. My friends and readers who had tried my Saravana bhavan vegetable kurma for parotta and chapathi asked me to try and post Saravana bhavan white kurma recipe that is served for Idiyappam. As I have not tasted it in that restaurant, I had no clue about it. Recently when I was going through my cook book collections, I got this hotel style white kurma recipe (vellai kurma in Tamil) from Aval vikatan’s supplementary book – 30 hotel recipes. Most of the recipes in that book are fool proof ones. So I tried this recipe confidently. It was captioned as hotel vellai kuruma. In the original recipe, it is mentioned to saute the spices, garam masala ingredients, cashews and coconut in little oil before grinding. When I tried the same, I felt the color of kurma was not perfect white in color instead it was on yellowish side. So I tweaked the recipe slightly and made it in a pressure cooker to ease my job. Voila! it was done under 15 minutes. The best part of this kurma is its prepared without onion. You can skip garlic too.  If you have chopped vegetables in hand, making this kurma is so easy. Its a good side dish for idiyappam, chapathi, appam and dosa too. Yes, I liked it with dosa as well. You can make it for your dinner quickly. Chettinad vellai kurma recipe is also similar to this. Friends, do try this white kurma recipe and share your feedback with me. Lets check how to make hotel Saravana bhavan style white kurma recipe with step by step pictures.

Check out my Saravana bhavan white coconut chutney recipe too !
Vellai kurma recipe

White kurma recipe - Saravana bhavan hotel white kurma - Vellai kururma


White kurma recipe - Saravana bhavan hotel white kurma - Vellai kururma

Hotel style White kurma / Vellai kuruma for idiyappam and chapathi



Cuisine: South Indian
Category: Side dish for chapathi
Serves: Serves 3
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 15 Minutes
Total time: 25 Minutes



INGREDIENTS
1 cup - 250ml
  • Mixed vegetables - 1.5 cups (1 carrot, 5 beans, 1 potato, handful of green peas)
  • Coconut oil - 1 tbsp
  • Black stone flower / Kalpasi - 1
  • Bay leaf - 1 (optional)
  • Ghee - 2 tsp (optional)
  • Sugar – 1/4 tsp
  • Salt & water – as needed
To grind
  • Grated coconut - 3/4 cup
  • Green chilli - 2 to 3
  • Ginger - 1/2 inch piece
  • Garlic - 4 cloves
  • Fennel seeds - 1 tsp
  • Cinnamon - 1 piece
  • Cardamom - 1
  • Cloves - 2
  • Fried gram dal / roasted gram dal -1 tsp
  • Cashew nuts - 10
HOW TO MAKE WHITE KURMA
  1. Wash and chop all the vegetables and set aside.
  2. Grind the ingredients under “To grind” to a smooth paste.
  3. Heat oil in a cooker. Saute black stone flower.
  4. Add chopped vegetables, sugar, salt and mix well for a minute.
  5. Add the ground masala paste, saute quickly without changing the color.
  6. Add 1 cup of water and pressure cook in low flame for one whistle.
  7. Remove the lid after the steam is released.
  8. Temper curry leaves in ghee and add to white kurma.
  9. Mix well and serve hot with idiyappam and chapathi !
METHOD - STEP BY STEP PICTURES
  • Wash and chop the vegetables finely and set aside. Grind all the ingredients given under “To grind” to a smooth paste adding required water.
  • Saravana bhavan white kurma recipe
  • Heat coconut oil in a pressure cooker base. Add black stone flower and mix well. Add the chopped vegetables, sugar, salt and mix well for a minute in medium flame.
  • Saravana bhavan white kurma recipe
  • Now add the ground masala paste and mix quickly. Add 1 cup of water. Mix well and close the lid of pressure cooker.
  • Saravana bhavan white kurma recipe
  • When the vapor starts to come out, put the weight valve and reduce the flame to low. Pressure cook for one whistle in low flame. You will get a nice smell.

  • Switch off the flame. Remove the cooker lid after steam is released.  If the kurma is too thick, add some water and give one boil. Heat ghee in a kadai and splutter curry leaves. Add to kurma and mix well.
  • Saravana bhavan white kurma recipe
  • Mix and serve hot with idiyappam and chapathi. Hotel Saravana bhavan style white kurma is ready. Enjoy !

Note

  • For variations you can saute the spices in oil before grinding to a paste. It gives a different flavor but color may be dull.
  • You can make this kurma with potato alone.
  • You can also add one chopped tomato but color of kurma may vary slightly.
  • This kurma tastes mildly spicy. So add more green chillies for spicier taste.

Try this yummy, hotel style white kurma recipe. You can pair it with idiyappam, appam and chapathi. I loved it with dosa too.
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September 27, 2018

Capsicum Kurma Recipe – Bell Pepper Korma For Chapathi/ Roti

capsicum kurma recipe

I make capsicum recipes very rarely at home as Sendhil and Raksha is not a big fan of it. But I love to try varieties of capsicum recipes and share in my blog. So once in a while my family members say yes for side dish with capsicum. I have already tried and shared green capsicum chutney for idli, dosa and tomato capsicum masala for chapathi. After trying those recipes, I had a craving to try capsicum kurma as side dish for roti. So last week I tried this kurma for the first time following Yummy tummy Aarthi’s recipe. Usually South Indian kurma has a coconut base whereas North Indian korma is prepared with tomato onion base. But this capsicum kurma is prepared with peanut, onion and tomato masala which made me try this recipe. As expected it tasted different from the usual South Indian kurma. Its taste reminded Hyderabadi mirchi ka salan to me. Sendhil and myself liked it very much with chapati. I made slight changes and deviations from the original recipe based on my convenience. I used green capsicum alone as I don’t buy red or yellow capsicum often. With a nice flavor of capsicum, it tasted great. I personally liked it with dosa too. Friends, do try this easy, yummy capsicum kurma recipe for roti and share your feedback. Ok, Lets see how to make capsicum korma with step by step pictures.

Capsicum kurma recipe - Green Capsicum korma for roti


Capsicum kurma recipe - Green Capsicum korma for roti

Learn how to make capsicum kurma recipe with peanuts, onion, tomato masala



Cuisine: South Indian
Category: Side dish for roti
Serves: Serves 3
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes



INGREDIENTS

1 cup - 250ml
  • Green capsicum - 1
  • Cooking oil or butter - 2 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilli powder – 1.5 to 2 tsp ( adjust based on spice level)
  • Coriander powder - 1 tbsp
  • Garam masala powder - 1 tsp
  • Sugar – 1/2 tsp
  • Salt & water - as needed
  • Lemon juice – Few drops
To Saute & Grind
  • Cooking oil - 1 tbsp
  • Peanuts - 3 tbsp
  • Ginger – 1 inch piece
  • Garlic – 6 cloves
  • Big onion – 1 (Big sized)
  • Tomato - 2 nos.

HOW TO MAKE CAPSICUM KURMA

  1. Wash and chop capsicum into cubes.
  2. Heat oil or butter in a kadai. Roast peanuts till its skin cracks.
  3. Add onion, ginger, garlic and saute till transparent.
  4. Add tomato and saute till pulpy. Cool down and grind to a smooth paste.
  5. Heat butter in a kadai. Splutter cumin. Saute capsicum cubes.
  6. Add the ground masala paste,spice powders, salt and sugar.
  7. Saute till raw smell goes off. Add the required water.
  8. Boil for 5 minutes till nice aroma emits.Switch off the flame. Add some lemon juice.
  9. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with chapathi / roti.

CAPSICUM KURMA RECIPE - STEP BY STEP PICTURES

  • Heat oil in a kadai. Roast peanuts till its skin crackles. Then add onion, ginger, garlic and saute till onion becomes transparent.
  • capsicum kurma recipe
  • Add tomato pieces and saute till tomato becomes pulpy. Switch off the flame and cool down. Grind the mixture to a smooth paste. Set aside.
  • capsicum kurma recipe
  • Heat oil or butter in a kadai. Splutter cumin seeds and saute capsicum pieces. Remove the capsicum pieces in a bowl if you want it crunchy to eat else add the tomato masala paste and proceed.
  • capsicum kurma recipe
  • After adding the ground masala paste., add the red chilli powder, coriander seeds powder, garam masala powder, salt and sugar. Mix well till raw smell goes off.
  • capsicum kurma recipe
  • Add the required water to bring the gravy consistency. Boil for few minutes till oil starts to float on top. Lastly add the chopped capsicum pieces if you reserved it. Mix well and switch off the flame.
  • Add few drops of lemon juice, garnish with coriander leaves. Serve hot with chapathi / Roti.

  • Enjoy !

Note

  • Adjust the quantity of spice powders as per your liking.
  • As per the original recipe, you can grind the raw tomato to a puree. Add to the onion masala and saute well. But I sauteed the tomato along with onion.
  • For crunchy capsicum taste, you can remove it after sauting and add at the end. But I cooked up everything together to make the capsicum soft.

Try this yummy, different capsicum kurma and enjoy with chapathi / roti !
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February 10, 2018

Cauliflower Kuzhambu Recipe - South Indian Cauliflower Gravy For Rice, Idli, Roti

cauliflower kuzhambu
 Cauliflower is in season now. Last week I bought 2 flowers and tried some new recipes with it. I prepared this South Indian, Tamil nadu style Cauliflower kuzhambu for rice, idli and chapathi for the first time watching a video in YouTube. It came out very well. Its a kurma kind of gravy that suits well for rice, idli and chapathi. My mom makes a similar cauliflower kulambu adding green peas. Though the ingredients are the same, this kuzhambu tasted completely different. Tamarind is not used in this recipe instead onion, tomato and coconut masala forms the base. I am sure I will make it very often in my kitchen. Lets see how to make cauliflower kuzhambu recipe with step by step pictures.

Do check out my mom's style cauliflower gravy for rice and idli, Gobi 65, Gobi manchurian and Cauliflower poriyal, Gobi paratha, cauliflower biryani 


Cauliflower kuzhambu for rice

Cauliflower kuzhambu recipe for rice, idli , dosa and roti


Cauliflower kuzhambu recipe for rice, idli , dosa and roti

South Indian style Cauliflower kulambu for rice, idli, dosa , roti


Cuisine: South Indian
Category: Kuzhambu recipes
Serves: Serves 4
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes


INGREDIENTS

1 cup - 250ml
  • Cauliflower - 20 florets
  • Big onion - 2 no
  • Ripe tomato - 3 nos (Medium sized)
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
  • Grated coconut - 1/4 cup
  • Fennel seeds - 1 tsp
  • Red chilli powder - 1.5 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Garam masala powder - 1 tsp
  • Salt & water - as needed
  • Cooking oil – 2 tbsp + 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves - Few
  • Coriander leaves – to garnish

METHOD

  1. Wash and boil cauliflower florets in 3 cups of water adding turmeric powder.
  2. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a kadai.Saute onion, gg paste and tomato.
  3. Take a mixie jar. Add grated coconut, fennel seeds, red chilli powder, garam masala powder and turmeric powder. Grind to smooth paste adding required water.
  4. Heat 1 tbsp oil, temper and add the ground paste. Add the cauliflower florets.
  5. Boil the gravy adding 1 cup of water, required salt. Simmer for 10 minutes till its raw smell goes off.
  6. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with rice, idli, dosa and roti.

METHOD - STEP BY STEP PICTURES

  • Wash the cauliflower florets. Boil 3 cups of water adding turmeric powder,little salt. Add cauliflower to hot water & parboil for 5 minutes. Drain the excess water & set aside.
    cauliflower kuzhambu
  • Heat 1 tbsp oil in a kadai.Saute onion, ginger garlic paste till onion turns transparent. Now add tomato and saute till mushy.
    cauliflower gravy for rice
  • Grind to a smooth paste adding coconut, fennel seeds, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, garam masala powder and salt.Add required water to make a smooth paste.
    cauliflower gravy for rice
  • Heat oil in a kadai. Temper mustard seeds, curry leaves. After it splutters, add the ground paste. Add 1.5 cups of water and parboiled cauliflower pieces. Mix well and check for taste. Add more salt or chilli powder if needed.
    cauliflower gravy for rice
  • Keep the flame medium and let the gravy boil till nice masala smell wafts through your house. Check for thickness. If its too thick, add some water and bring to desired consistency. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with plain rice. Enjoy !
    cauliflower gravy for rice
  • Enjoy !

Note

  • Adjust the quantity of red chilli powder and garam masala powder as per your taste.
  • You can also use boiled potato instead of cauliflower.
  • If you like, you can add boiled green peas along with cauliflower.
  • Make it slightly thin if you are serving for rice, idli or dosa. If you want to serve for roti/chapathi, boil the gravy till semi thick and serve as kurma.
Try this easy, yummy cauliflower gravy for rice, idli and roti. Enjoy !
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November 9, 2017

Kondakadalai Puli Kuzhambu Recipe – Channa Kulambu For Rice

Kondakadalai puli kuzhambu
This is an easy Kondakadalai puli kuzhambu recipe without coconut / Brown channa gravy for rice in my MIL’s method. Some people also call this as Sundal kulambu. But we call it as karuppu kondakadalai vatha kuzhambu. This kuzhambu can be prepared easily without grinding any masala or coconut. So bachelors, working women and even housewives can complete their cooking very quickly. We make this brown chana kulambu at least once in a month to include pulses in our daily diet. Sometime my MIL adds brinjal/kathirikai or drumstick/murungakai in addition to brown chana. Recently I made this gravy with little soaked green gram. It came out very well and tasty. I have shared nearly 40+ kuzhambu recipes in my website but I haven’t posted any kuzhambu varieties adding pulses like kondakadalai/ chickpeas, lobia/karamani, green gram/pacha payaru, dried peas/pattani etc. Recently a reader asked me to share these type of kuzhambu varieties as they get a satisfaction of eating pulses during lunch instead of making them as sundal. Yes, its true. Even I love to consume pulses either for breakfast or lunch as it takes more time to digest and keeps the tummy full for long time. Lets see how to make kondakadalai kuzhambu with step by step pictures !

Check out my poondu kuzhambu,  sundakkai vatha kuzhambu and no onion no garlic manathakkali vatha kuzhambu too.

Chana kuzhambu

Kondakadalai kuzhambu Recipe - Chana gravy for rice


Kondakadalai kuzhambu Recipe - Chana gravy for rice

Kondakadalai kulambu without coconut - Channa gravy for rice


Cuisine: South Indian
Category: Kuzhambu Recipes
Serves: Serves 3
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes


INGREDIENTS

1 cup - 250ml
  • Brown chana / Kondakadalai - 1 cup
  • Tamarind - Small lemon size
  • Sambar powder - 1.5 to 2 tbsp
  • Jaggery – 1 tsp
  • Salt & water - as needed
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
To Temper
  • Gingely oil or cooking oil - 2 to 3 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Fenugreek seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Toor dal - 1 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
  • Small onion or big onion - 10 nos/ 1 no ( finely chopped)
  • Garlic cloves - 15 nos (Finely chop 5 nos)
  • Curry leaves - Few

HOW TO MAKE KONDAKADALAI KUZHAMBU

  1. Wash and soak brown chana/kondakadalai overnight or for 8 hours.
  2. Pressure cook in low flame for 2 whistles.
  3. Heat oil and temper. Saute onion, garlic and curry leaves.
  4. Add the tamarind extract, sambar powder, turmeric powder and salt.
  5. Add cooked channa and boil the gravy till raw smell goes off. Add little jaggery while it boils.
  6. Serve hot with rice !

METHOD - STEP BY STEP PICTURES

  • Wash and soak brown chana overnight or 8 hours in enough water. Drain the water and add to pressure cooker. Cook in very low flame for 2 whistles adding required water and salt. ( I had some soaked green gram.So I added it along with chana).  Soak tamarind in 2 cups of water and keep aside.
    Kondakadalai puli kuzhambu
  • Wash and chop onion finely. Chop 5 garlic cloves and keep the remaining as whole garlic cloves. Chop curry leaves finely. Keep aside. Heat oil in a kadai. Splutter mustard seeds, urad dal, fenugreek seeds, cumin seeds, toor dal and saute for a minute in medium flame. Add finely chopped onion, garlic, curry leaves and whole garlic cloves. Saute till onion turns transparent, garlic turns light golden in color and leaves a nice aroma.
    Kondakadalai puli kuzhambu
  • Take 2 cups of tamarind extract and add to the kuzhambu.This kuzhambu has to be slightly watery than the usual vatha kuzhambu because chana will absorb all the water and gravy becomes less in quantity. So its advised to make more in quantity. Add sambar powder, turmeric powder,jaggery and salt. Check for taste and add more sambar powder if needed. Drain cooked chana. Mix well and boil for 5 minutes till raw smell goes off. Add more water if needed.
    Kondakadalai puli kuzhambu
    Kondakadalai puli kuzhambu
  • Serve with rice and kootu / poriyal.

    Kondakadalai puli kuzhambu

  • Enjoy !

Note

  • Adjust the quantity of sambar powder as per the taste. You can also use kuzhambu milagai thool.
  • You should make more gravy else chana will absorb the gravy as time proceeds and you won’t get enough quantity to serve.
  • For variations, you can add 2 tbsp of ground coconut paste.
Try this yummy brown chana kuzhambu for rice and enjoy with kootu/poriyal and papad !
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October 31, 2017

How To Make Chole For Bhature & Puri – Chole Recipe Video

Chole Recipe/ Chole ki sabji also known as Black chana masala is the perfect side dish for Bhature/ bhatura and puri. Chole bhatura is the one of the popular breakfast & lunch combo in North India. Its originated from Punjab. Authentic Punjabi chole recipe calls for using fresh Chole masala powder. Today I have shared an easy chole recipe I got from a cookbook by Nita Mehta.
Chole bhatura
In this recipe, I have used store bought chana masala powder. It came out really well and tasty. We enjoyed it with bhature for our weekend lunch. To make black colored chole, we need to add tea bags or dried amla powder while cooking kabuli chana. Also we have to use Anardhana powder ( Pomegranate seeds powder) , dhania powder, chole masala powder and roasted cumin powder in the masala. I was able to achieve its color to some extent as I used less tea powder. This is one of the easy chole recipe as it has no grinding works. If you are looking for chole recipe with homemade chole masala powder, please check my Punjabi lunch menu post in which I had shared an authentic chole recipe. Soon I will try to make a separate post. I will share the bhatura recipe in this week. Now lets see how to make Chole recipe for Bhatura with step by step pictures and video !



Chole recipe

Chole Recipe / How to make Chole for Bhatura


Chole Recipe / How to make Chole for Bhatura

Chole recipe - How to make chole for bhatura and puri.


Cuisine: North Indian
Category: Main course
Serves: Serves 4
Prep time: 10 hours
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 10H20 Minutes


INGREDIENTS

To pressure cook (1 cup - 250ml)
  • Kabuli chana/ White chana - 1 cup
  • Baking soda - 1/4 tsp
  • Tea powder - 2 tsp ( tie in a cloth ) OR 2 teabags
  • Cinnamom - 2 inch
  • Cardamom - 2 nos ( Use black cardamom if you have)
  • Cloves - 2 nos ( Optional)
  • Water - 2.5 to 3 cups
To Saute & Cook
  • Cooking oil - 4 tbsp
  • Big onion - 2 no ( finely chopped)
  • Ripe tomato - 5 nos ( Medium sized, finely chopped)
  • Green chilli - 2 nos ( finely chopped)
  • Ginger - 2 inch piece (Finely chopped or julienned)
  • Anardhana powder/ Dried Pomegranate seeds powder – 1.5 tsp
  • Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
  • Dhania powder - 1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder - 1 tsp
  • Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Chana masala powder - 2 tsp ( I used MDH brand)
  • Sugar - 1/4 tsp (Optional)
  • Salt - as needed

HOW TO MAKE CHOLE RECIPE


  1. Wash and soak Chana overnight or 10 hours in required water.
  2. Pressure cook Chana adding tea bags, whole spices and baking soda.
  3. Cook for 2 whistles in low flame. Remove the tea bag after its cooked.
  4. Heat oil in a kadai. Saute onion adding anardhana till brown. Add tomato,chilli & ginger.
  5. Saute till mushy. Add spice powders, cook till oil separates.
  6. Lastly add cooked chana with water, simmer gravy for 10 minutes. Serve with bhatura !

METHOD - STEP BY STEP PICTURES

  • Wash and soak kabuli chana (white chana) for 10 hours or overnight. Chana becomes more than doubled in quantity after its soaked. I got around 2.5 cups. Drain the soaked water. In a pressure cooker base, take soaked chana, baking soda, 2 tea bags or 2 tsp tea powder tied in a thin cotton cloth, cinnamon, cloves and cardamom. Add 2.5 to 3 cups of water. Pressure cook in very low flame for 2 to 3 whistles.
    chole recipe
  • Chana cooks soft and becomes black in color. Remove and squeeze the tea bag slightly. Discard it. Keep the cooker aside.
    chole recipe
  • Heat oil in a kadai. Saute onions till transparent. Add anardhana powder and saute till onions turn brown in color without burning. 
    chole recipe
  • Now add finely chopped tomato, ginger and green chilli. Add required salt and saute till tomato becomes mushy
  • Then add red chilli powder, dhania powder, garam masala powder, sugar and cumin powder. Saute till onion separates from the gravy. It takes 5 to 7 minutes.
    chole recipe
  • Add the cooked chana along with black water and whole spices added in the cooker. Mix well and add chana masala powder/chole masala powder. Mix well and check for taste. Add more salt & spice powders if needed.
    chole recipe
  • Boil the gravy for 10 minutes in medium flame till it comes to desired consistency. I made it thick. You can make it slightly watery if you like. Switch off the flame and serve hot with bhatura or puri.
    chole recipe
    Enjoy !

Note

  • Addition of tea bags is essential to get black colored chana after cooking. So do not skip it.
  • Adding Anardhana powder is for flavor and to get dark colored chole masala.
  • You can also use store bought chole masala powder instead of chana masala powder.
  • Adjust the quantity of spice powders as per your taste.

Try this easy, yummy Chole masala recipe at home. Enjoy with bhatura !

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October 23, 2017

Green Peas Kurma For Chapathi, Poori – Pachai Pattani Kurma Recipe

Peas kurma for chapathi 
Peas kurma recipe / Green peas kurma (Pachai Pattani kurma in Tamil) for chapathi, poori, idli and dosa. I love to try varieties of South Indian kurma recipes at home. Recently I prepared this green peas kurma as a side dish for chapathi. I adapted this recipe from Jeyashri’s kitchen and made few changes as per my taste. It came out really well. I used dry peas in this recipe. You can also make this yummy peas gravy with fresh,frozen peas. We relished it with chapathi and had the same kurma with idli,dosa the next day. Myself & Raksha liked this combination very much. Basically I love to have kurma type of side dish for idli & dosa. My mom makes varieties of kuruma kulambu for idli,dosa. This pattani kurma is one of its kind. I am happy that I got an easy, yummy green peas kurma that goes well not only for chapathi, poori but also for idli,dosa. I hope this kurma tastes well with mild pulao and rice varieties too. For variations, you can also add boiled potato along with peas. Do try this delicious Pattani kurma for chapathi and share your feedback with me.  Ok, lets see how to make peas kurma with step by step pictures.

Check out my potato kurma for poori and Saravana bhavan style veg kurma recipes too !

Pattani kurma

Green Peas kurma recipe / Pattani kurma


Peas kurma recipe / Pattani kurma

Peas kurma recipe - A delicious South Indian gravy for chapathi, poori, idli and dosa !


Cuisine: Indian
Category: Side dish for chapathi
Serves: Serves 3-4
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes


INGREDIENTS

1 cup - 250ml
  • Dry peas or fresh green peas - 1 cup ( You can use frozen green peas too)
  • Tomato - 2 nos
  • Big onion - 1 no
  • Ginger-Garlic paste - 1 tsp
  • Fennel seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
  • Dhania powder – 1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Cashew nuts - 5 nos
  • Grated coconut - 2 tbsp
  • Salt & water - as needed
  • Cooking oil – 2 tbsp + 1 tbsp
  • Coriander leaves - to garnish (Optional)

HOW TO MAKE GREEN PEAS KURMA

  1. Wash and soak dry peas overnight or 8 hours.
  2. Pressure cook in low flame for 2 whistles.
  3. Saute onion, tomato, g&g paste and spice powders.Grind to paste adding coconut.
  4. Saute this ground paste in oil and add the cooked peas.
  5. Boil till oil floats on top. Serve with poori, chapathi, idli & dosa.

METHOD - STEP BY STEP PICTURES

  • Wash and soak dry peas in enough water overnight or for 8 hours. Pressure cook in low flame for 2 whistles adding 1 cup of water and salt. Alternately you can use fresh green peas or frozen peas. No need to pressure cook if using fresh peas/ Pachai pattani.
    Peas kurma recipe
  • Heat cooking oil and saute onion, fennel seeds, tomato, gg paste, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, Dhania powder and garam masala powder.
    Peas kurma recipe
  • Lastly add coconut, cashew nuts and saute for a minute.Grind to a smooth paste adding required water.
    Peas kurma recipe
  • Heat oil in a kadai and when it gets heated , add the ground paste. Add salt, sugar and saute till thick. If using fresh peas or frozen peas, add at this stage and boil till it cooks well.  Add cooked peas, 1 cup of water and boil for 5 minutes till nice aroma arises.
    Peas kurma recipe
  • Adjust the consistency of the gravy by adding more water if needed. This gravy thickens quickly when it cools down.So add more water, check for salt and serve with poori, chapathi, idli and dosa.
    Peas kurma recipe
  • Enjoy !

Note

  • For variations, you can skip garam masala powder and try it. But I would recommend to use it.  
  • You can also add boiled potato cubes if you have less peas in hand.
  • You can grind the masala ingredients without sauting in oil but it gives a different flavor and taste to this kurma.
  • Adjust the consistency of this kurma as you like.I like mine to be semi solid in consistency as you see in the picture below.  
  • If using fresh peas or frozen peas, you can add it along with ground paste. No need of pre cooking.

Try this easy, yummy Peas kurma and enjoy with poori,chapathi, idli or dosa !
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