January 25, 2018

White Kurma / Vellai Kuruma | Side Dish for Chapathi


This is a traditional recipe followed in my family circle. This is a very good combination for Idiyappam, chapathi and parathas. The color and creamy texture makes it very tempting.

Full Video Recipe:


Recipe Cuisine : South Indian | Recipe Category: Side Dish
Preparation Time: 10 mins  | Cooking Time: 15 mins | Serves: 4-5

Ingredients:
Vegetables:

Carrot
1
Beans
15 nos
Green Peas
½ cup
Potato
1
To Grind into Paste:

Grated Coconut or equivalent
½ cup
Cashew Nuts
15
Green Chilli
1
Ginger
1 inch
Garlic
3 pods
Fennel Seeds
1 tsp
Poppy Seeds
½ tsp
Cinnamon Stick
1 inch
Cloves
2
Cardamom
1
To Temper:

Oil
2 tsp
Cumin Seeds
1 tsp
Bay Leaf
1
Curry Leaves
1 spring
Onion
1
To thicken the gravy:

Corn Flour / Maida
1 tbp
Water
3 tbsp
To Garnish:

Finely Chopped Coriander Leaves
1 tbsp

Procedure:
1. Peel the skin of the carrot and cut it into small pieces.
2. Cut the head and tail of the beans. Then chop them into small pieces.
3. Peel the skin of the potato and cut it into ½ inch pieces.
4. Remove the skin of the onion and cut it into small pieces.
5. Pressure cook the vegetables (carrot, beans, peas, potato) with ¼ cup of water for 1 whistle in a high flame. Keep it aside.
6. Meanwhile, grind the (coconut, cashew nuts, fennel seeds, poppy seeds, green chillies, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, ginger and garlic ) into fine paste using little water. Keep it aside.
7. Heat the oil in a thick bottom pan, add cumin seeds and wait for popping.
8. Add bay leaf and curry leaves. Sauté till the curry leaves become crispy.
9. Add onion and sauté till they become translucent.
10. Add ground paste (from 6) and required water. Sauté till the raw smell goes off. It will take 3-4  mins.
11. Now add the cooked vegetables ( from 5) and salt. Mix them well. Close the lid of the pan and cook for 2 more mins.
12. Take corn flour and mix with water without lumps.
13. Pour this corn flour paste into the above vegetable gravy (from 11) and mix them well.
14. Coo for a min or till the gravy becomes thick.  
15. Switch off the flame and garnish with coriander leaves.

Note:
1. You should ensure that the quantity of chopped vegetables together amounts to 2 cups for this recipe.
2. Adjust the green chilli level according to your spice level
3. Vegetables can be any of your choice.


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