This is a wonderful kurma I found in Prema’s Cook book blog!  I have made this so many time and now ended up in a modified recipe,which suits my family’s taste.. I usually make this kurma with chapathi but as Prema have mentioned this goes well with poori…Also tastes the best with Parotta.. 



Potato 1 no.
carrot ,small 1 no.
beans 10 nos.
cauliflower small portion
peas 1 fist full
onion 2 nos.
tomato 2 small sized
ginger garlic paste 2 tsp
turmeric 1/8 tsp
redchilli powder 1 tsp
garam masala 1/2 tsp
curry leaves 1 sprig
coriander leaves,chopped 2 tblsp
salt as needed

To Temper:

Elachi 1 no.
Clove 1 no.
Cinnamon 1 inch piece
Bay leaf 1 no.
Jeera 1 tsp
Oil 2 tblsp

To grind:

Coconut 2 tblsp
Fennel 3/4 tsp
Khus khus 3/4 tsp
cashew nuts 5-8 nos.
Fried gram dal(pottu kadalai) 1 tsp

With poori!


  1. Chop the veggies to fine cubes,also chop the onions and tomatoes finely.
  2. Grind the ingredients under the table “To grind”  to a  smooth paste.
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  3. Heat a small pressure cooker/pan with oil and add the tempering items in the table “to temper”.
  4. After the cumin splutters,add curry leaves .
  5. Add onion and fry for a minute and add the ginger garlic paste and fry in low flame till the raw smell of the ginger garlic paste disappears.
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  6. Add the tomato and add the salt and fry for a minute till the tomatoes becomes mushy.
  7. Add the ground paste,followed by the red chilli powder,garam masala powder and turmeric powder.
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  8. Fry in low flame till the raw smell goes off(3-4 minutes approx.).Add the veggies and a cup of water and mix well.Check the salt.
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  9. Pressure cook for 1 whistle and after the first whistle simmer for 5 minutes.
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  10. Open after the steam releases completely and add 2 tblsp of chopped coriander leaves and mix well. Serve with poori/parotta or chapathi!

Mix veg. Kurma with poori!

              I have made in larger quantities two three times for get together,never failed,hope this helps budding cooks….Tastes very similar to hotel kurma!!


  • Please dont skip curry leaves and coriander leaves as it gives a nice flavor!
  • You can also add soya chunks with the veggies!

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