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Thursday, November 5, 2009



Mixed veg. (beans, carrot, shelled peas, cauliflower and potato) - 1 cup
Onion - 1
Tomato - 1
Ginger - 1/2" piece
Garlic - 1 pod
Green chillies - 2
Cardamom - 1
Cinnamon stick - 1" piece
Clove - 2
Saunf - 1/4 tsp. (optional)
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Coconut scraped - 1 tablespoon
Pottukadalai - 1 tsp.
Salt - as per taste
Oil - 2 tsp.
Coriander leaves - few


Wash all the vegetables and cut into small pieces. Boil in water alongwith turmeric powder & salt. Drain well and  keep aside.

Finely chop onions.

Grind together, tomato, chillies, cardamom, coconut, pottukadalai, cinnamon, clove, saunf, garlic and ginger to a fine paste.

In a kadai, heat oil and fry chopped onions till translucent. Now add the ground paste, little salt and boiled vegetables. Allow it to boil till raw smell goes away and slightly thick. Garnish with coriander leaves.

Serve hot with chappatis, pooris, and also goes well with idiappam and sevai.


  1. Such a colourful, delicious and gorgeous vegetable kurma..yumm!

  2. Lovely and delicious vegetable kurma to go with chappathis or pooris.

  3. I make similar way except that i am adding fennel now a days in grinding part ;)

  4. Oh! naan pottukadalai add panninadhae illai. This sounds the perfect way to thicken the kurma without the raw taste. Wonderful two entries for the events too. Kancheepuram idli is something I'm looking for a good recipe. Bookmarking yours.

  5. Hi Shanthi,

    I appreciate the motive of your blog.

    I am a strong believer that eyes should not be buried and has to be donated and have kept my family members aware of my wish
    All the best in your endeavor

  6. Lovely delicous kurma..nice way to have all those colourful veggies

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  8. delicious vegetable kurma, my favourite curry for pooris! kanceepuram idli and macaroni look appetizing too!

  9. Great to see you posting again Shanthi ji! Pottukadalai in kurma is new to me... interesting!

  10. adding pottukadalai looks very new to me.Thick gravy.....Nice click

  11. Welcome Back Shanthi Maami - hope you are feeling good now. Kurma looks very good!

    And congrats on all your awards! You derserve them!

  12. Best way to eat vegetables...love this with chappathi.

  13. Wow.. thats a lovely kuruma.. nice to see you back too :)

  14. I would love to have this delicous veggie kurma with idiyapom or apoms.
    The thought makes me drool.

  15. Kurma looks delicious and love to have it with appam..Perfect entry for events..Keep rocking!!

  16. Kurma, idli & macaroni all of them look so delicious.

  17. Wow.. looks like our traditional version of kuruma dear! Love it!;)

  18. Even i do in same way,tempting veg kurma

  19. Lovely colourful kurma...thanks for participating

  20. Hello Ma'am... Firstly I would like to thank you for this blog as it is a wonderful and useful guide for me...As for this particular dish, I tried this at home and it came out really delicious.. Thank you so much :)

  21. Firstly, thank you so much for sharing your experience and innovation through this blog... It has been a wonderful and useful guide for me... With reference to this particular dish, it is really delicious and came out really well when I tried this at home.. thank you once again :)


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