Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Mixed Vegetable Kurma!

I know it sounds so clichéd but days do seem to be have wings. The pace at which the days are flying, I am sure I will be saying this again on Dec 31st! Its already March and looking at my calendar I wonder where the past two months gone? The weekend was quite eventful. I attended the book launch of Jigyasa & Pratibha's second book Sukham Ayu. It was great pleasure meeting them both in person and the whole function was very entertaining with interesting speakers. The lovely ladies have much to be admired about. I can imagine the hard work and endless nights that must have gone into making this wonderful book. I wish them both great success with this book too.

Then come Sunday, we were off for a day's trip. Kids enjoyed the trip that every spot they got down, they ran about and felt at home. Of course, in the car I had the task of keeping them occupied with endless snacks lined up. Every now and then hubby dear would peep back and ask what was the item on attack right then! They spent the day snacking and no real food got in. At least that kept them busy enough not to insist on driving. After the temple visit, we visited my Pinni, Amma's first younger sister. My brother's wife and my 2 yr nephew were out of town, so we missed their company. But otherwise we had wonderful time at their place and were treated to some fabulous food too. I was sad I didn't have my camera to capture the spread! The trip back was event less as the boys were exhausted and slept most of the time. I was really surprised when Chinnu pulled me inside, saying he wanted to sleep shortly after we reached home. I was clueless that they were so tired though I knew they played a lot.

What we realized from this was, our kids are more keen on tours, the moment they see us, they say "oruku potham"..well we said lets wait for another weekend to be here!

Well before I forget that this is my food blog and I ought to share my recipe before signing, presenting you ladies and gentlemen (I know my Dad and Hubby dear read my post without fail..:))...one awesome vegetable Kurma. Ok, this is not your typical Kurma or maybe I want to add drama, whatever, it was simply great!

Ingredients Needed:

Mixed Vegetables (peas, cauliflower, Double beans, carrot, beans, potato) - 1 & 1/2 cup
Onions - 2 medium
Tomatoes - 2 medium
Ginger Garlic paste - 3/4 tsp
Dry methi leaves - 3/4 tsp
Cloves, Cinnamon & Cardamon powder - 1 tsp
Chili powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil - 2 tsp
Coconut milk - 3/4 cup
Water as required

Method to prepare:

Chop all vegetables to medium size peices. Heat a pressure cooker with oil. Saute chopped onions, when they start turning brown, add the ginger garlic paste. Fry well.

Then add the tomatoes and cook in sim till they get soft, then add all the vegetables and beans. Cover with lid and cook in sim for 10 mins for the vegetables to get evenly cooked.

Add all the spices along with the dry methi leaves. Once they are done, add the coconut milk and water. Cover with lid and pressure cook till they are done.

Note: You can make home made dry methi leaves by simply shade drying the fresh methi and storing it in an air tight container. The taste it leaves in a dish is simply awesome!

And vegetables are versatile, you can add or omit as you wish!

Have a nice day!

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23 comments :

Happy cook said...

This kurma looks so yummy delicious. Wish Shyama ate all the vegetables, then i would have really made this.
It is much better if kids like outting atleast then they will enjoy it then moaning saying they don't like it. They want to stay home.

DEESHA said...

a nice way to throw in all the vegetables in a single dish

Asha said...

I made Gobi kurma y'day. Thanks for this recipe too, more the merrier! :)

srikars kitchen said...

Looks yumm & delicious.. nice entry..

Superchef said...

dry methi leaves in kurma..well, thats something i would love to try!!

meeso said...

Nice post, enjoyed reading... kurma looks great!

A_and_N said...

This is such a nice weekday meal! Thanks for the recipe, Srivalli. Will make it one of these days.

Sharmila said...

I often make mixed veggies in the cooker and add a handful of dal ... any dal. This sounds good Sri .. the flavour of ginger,garlic,coconut milk and methi all together ... yum. :-)

Suparna said...

hi Sri,

I too made a curry similar to your recipe yesterday using rajma and potato :)

Alka said...

Oh somebody is enjoying weekends the way i long to....It seems like ages since we last have a blast as family on trip :-(
Kurma is such a nice thing to make ,when i have bit of this veggie and bit of that.So the only way that seems feasible to finish off all veggies in one shot is Kurma
Loved this simple recipe too,i guess kasuri methi will too taste same isn't it?

Priya said...

Excellent protein packed Kurma, would love to have even everyday...looks awesome:)

Lakshmi Venkatesh said...

Lovely Kurma.

Subhashini said...

Are the two whole chillies just for a snap or really in the dish ?!

Looks Yummy will try for sure.

Srivalli said...

Glad everybody loved this kurma!

Alka, guess you should plan for one soon!..:0..yeah kasuri methi is almost same, only difference this is home made!

Subhashini, that is spiced chili that I add for most dishes for my hubby as he likes it hot!..

Aparna said...

Its nice to take a break every now and then. The kids always have fun.

Kurma is something my daughter loves, even as a little kid. And I get to sneak in all the veggies she should be eating.:)

pooja said...

Kurma is looking delicious...

Pavithra Kodical said...

Kurma looks delicious.Perfect with roti.

Poornima Nair said...

Great Kurma...could have it anytime...adding methi is an interesting twist..

Chitra said...

kurma looks delicious sri..dry methi leaves in kurma is something new to me..thanks for sharing:)

Cynthia said...

Girl, it is not so cliche, I find myself racing to get so many things done, it is as if time is against me :) As fast as a day or week starts, it ends.

SK said...

Looks yummy and delicious....!!!
Should try out sometime...!!!

Pritya said...

Hi Valli,
Thank you for your warm words of praise. It was a pleasure meeting you too, another boon of this lovely net space. Cheers!
And kurma with dried methi, WOW! I have so much of methi, I am going to try this :). Keep in touch and have a great day!

homecooked said...

This looks so delicious!

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