Sunday, August 13

Mixed Vegetable Kurma

This is a wonderful recipe I learnt from my MIL . Every Sunday morning my MIL would never forget to prepare Poori and mixed veg kurma. Before marriage I have had only poori kizhanghu( the usual aloo masala which comes with poori) . But when I tasted this kurma with poori I liked it too. I hope u will too…


French Beans- 10 cut finely
Carrot-1 cut finely
Potato-1 cut finely
Peas- ½ cup
(U can use frozen cut veggies too.If u are using so use 2 cups of mixed vegetables which is usually carrot,peas,beans and corn)

Onions-2 chopped finely
Tomato-1 big chopped finely
Ginger garlic paste- 3 tsp
Cinnamon- 1stick
Cloves- 4
Star anise-2
Garam masala powder- ½ tsp
Turmeric powder- ¼ tsp
Salt to taste

To grind
Green chillies-4 to 5 or acc to taste
Coriander seeds- 1tsp
Jeera-1 tsp
Saunf or Aniseed- 1tsp
Cashews -6
Khus khus-1tsp
Coconut 4 to 5 tsp
Coriander leaves- 1 tsp finely chopped

Heat 4 tsp oil and 1 tsp ghee in a pressure cooker . Add cinnamon, cloves and star Anise. Then add the onions, saute for some time and add the ginger garlic paste. Fry for some time and add the tomatoes. Saute till the tomatoes become soft and add all the vegetables. Add salt garam masala and turmeric powder. Then add the ground masala and fry for some time .Add 1 glass of water and pressure cook. Simmer for 5 mins after the 1 st whistle. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with poori or chapathis or paranthas.


Menu Today said...

You have a nice blog.If time permits please visit mine. Ur Kurma looks soooo delicious!!

Prema Sundar said...

Thanks menutoday for visiting me. I will surely visit urs.

Spicelover said...

You have a nice blog and simple recipes. I will be trying your kurma today, it is slightly different than my usual recipe.
One comment: I found it hard to judge the quantity. I think it will help if you specify the vegetables as 2 cups (mixed veg) or something like that.

Spicelover said...

do you gring the coriander leaves too? i did and the kurma came out really green.

Prema Sundar said...

Hi Spicelover,
Thanks for trying my recipe and leaving ur comment.I usually make the kurma with the above mentioned quantity of ingredients. If u are using frozen veggies u can use 2 cups of mixed vegetables(carrot, peas, beans and corn). U will have to add 1 potato finely chopped as they dont come with the mixed veggies.
U have to grind very few coriander leaves... say 1 tsp of finely chopped coriander leaves. The kurma Doesnt turn out to be greenish.. I think u must have added too much of coriander leaves. The turmeric powder and the tomato gives a nice colour to the kurma.Hope this helped..
I will specifically mention the quantity for coriander leaves and mixed vegetables. Thanks for ur suggestion.

Spicelover said...

Hi Prema
I think i added too much coriander... but the end result tasted awesome. I made it with peas, carrots, beans, potato and cauliflower. Thanks for the recipe.

Anonymous said...

Hi Prema,
I tried your kurma and now it has become regular sidedish for chapathi and stringhoppers at home. thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

hi prema,
thnx for sharing such a nice recipe, i tried it yesterday and it really turned out well..i will be trying it at a diwali party at my house soon...thnx again!!!

Anonymous said...

Your kurma looks delicious. can I come over for lunch or dinner one day? just kidding. thanks for sharing the recipe and thanks for your MIL too.

Shuba said...


Have been introduced to this blog by your cousin, Geetha...Nice Blog..

Nandini said...


I tried your kurma recipe and it was delicious. According to my hubby, this is the best kurma recipe he has ever tasted!
Thanks for sharing this recipe!


Shanthi said...

Hi Prema Sundar
I just wanted to let you know that I tried 2 of your recipes, Veg Manchurian and the Mixed vegetable korma. I accidentally came across your blog while surfing for recipes. Both were absolutely wonderful and really delicious. The Manchurian lasted a few minutes while the little bit of Korma left over tasted even better the next day, when all the flavors soaked in. I cannot thank you enough for these recipes! I have forwarded this recipe(and your blog) to many of my friends who asked me about the dishes when I served it a party last weekend! Great job!

Vidhya Iyer said...

Your kurma looks so yummy. If you have time pls visit my blog too.

na_an said...

Hi Prema

Tried your veg kurma was great..thanks.

Shobana said...

Prema, I tried your kurma recipe and it was yummy...I also added some soya chunks to the kurma.

Sunitha said...

This recipe looks delicious, am gonna try it today, Thanks Sona

Vvs said...


Just now tried ur recipe and it turned out to be a big hit..Very tasty and its exactly like the one we get in hotel.I ve bin searching fr this recipe fr a long time, finally gt it..thanks so much ...

Susmitha said...

Hi..I tried this today and it came out very good. Thanks for the recipe. Keep posting.

Smitha said...

Hi...I am new to your blog....did google search for something and a chain of links landed me here...
I am new to your blog and I am new to cooking as well :) guys here seem super good cooks!!

I have a question, can all of these recipes you mentioned here be made without garlic/ginger??


meghana said...

Thanks for an excellent recipe, I have followed your recipe and made it many times. Its been a hit at home and with friends.

Lakshmi Naarayanan Ramakrishnan said...

Excellent recipe.. followed it almost word by word with a few twists of mine :).. came out excellent! was making kurma for the first time on a boring saturday night!!

Manaswini said...

Terrific recipe..Thanks.


Sheela said...

Just tried ur came out making for a bigger function now..thnx for sharing the same..

Diya said...

I really want to try this recepe..But I do no what do you mean by Star anise

Can you help me?

Geeta Ranbhor said...


I randomly came across your site when I was looking for recipes using french beans. I did not have star ainse at home. But had rest of the ingredients. The recipe turned out to be awesome. My husband and I just loved it. I prepared a little extra to have it again tomorrow morning. :) I am planning to prepare it again next week too. I am planning to invite some guests over. I am now going to go thru rest of ur recipes :) thanks again.


Anita said...

followed ur recipe was just tooooooo good

Swapna said...

I tried it and it turned out very tasty. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

bhuuns said...

if I try this kurma without tomato will it taste good?

Aparna Vijay said...

Yummy dishes!! mouthwatering....If time permits, visit my blog..
All the best!!
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Rupali said...

Hi Prema,
I love your blog, I have tries many receipe from your blog. I really love your veg Kurma dish. Very easy and tasty. I really want to know how to make tandoori paneer. Please post.


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Dheepa said...

Hi Prema, I cannot thank u enugh. I have never been able to get that perfect kurma taste until I tried ur recipe. And the best 4 year old loved it! Thanks soo much!

Geetha said...

Thanks a lot! I have never cooked in the past ten years. Even before that my cooking stint was very less. My wife challenged me and I accepted blindly! I won with your recipe. Thanks a lot again!

Preethi Sriram said...

Hi Prema,

Your recipes are good and today i tried your kurma which my hubby loved.

your recipes are really simple and great. please do visit my blog when u find time.

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Sangeetha G said...

Hi Prema,

I tried your veg. kurma recipe today. It came good. My family members enjoyed it with chapathi...

Devi Yogha said...

Hi Prema,
Just googled and found ur recipe for Veg Kurma.Did that for tonight's dinner and it tasted too good.
Thank you :-)

Shiny said...

Hi Ms.Prema,the best kurma I ever made.Thank you so much for your reciepe.......

Divine Femininity said...

Thanks for the recipe. It really helped me except maybe you could specify the amount on every ingredient. But sincerely thanks for sharing this recipe. Most people don't share their family recipes and I don't know why. I mean if it gives joy to others, why not share?

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I love your recipes. Only one problem i face is that u have not provided a search option which would help me search the recipe i want. suppose i want to make something out of eggplant. its not clear from your list of recipes which option i should click on to get it. could u work on it, as i go thru ur blog very often. thanks

Anisha said...

I tried this and it came out so well..thanks for sharing...

George.dxb said...

I tried it today and it came out to be very good. I like the kuruma that we get in sangeetha restaurant and this one is very much close to it.

George.dxb said...

I tried it today and it came out to be very good. I like the kuruma that we get in sangeetha restaurant and this one is very much close to it.

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