Vegetable Kurma

This is a tasty vegetable dish. It has lots of veggies cooked in a cashew, khaskhas (poppy seeds) and coconut gravy. Combined with other spices, it makes the vegetables taste yummy. The dish can be served with chapati or rice.

Ingredients:

Vegetable Kurma

Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 6 People

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 Cup Cauliflower Florets
  • 1/2 Cup Chopped Onion
  • 1/2 Cup Chopped Tomato
  • 1/2 Cup Peas
  • 1/2 Cup Chopped Potato
  • 8-10 Garlic Cloves
  • 2 Inch Ginger
  • 10 Cashews
  • 1/2 Tbsp Khaskhas (Poppy Seeds)
  • 3 Tbsp Freshly Grated Coconut
  • 1 Tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Cumin Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Red Chili Powder
  • 1 Tsp Sugar
  • 5 Tbsp Oil
  • 1/4th Tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1/4th Tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1/2 Tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/4th Tsp Asafoetida
  • 1 1/2 Cup Water
  • Fresh Coriander Leaves
  • Salt

Instructions
 

  • Chop the cauliflower into florets. In a pot take salted water enough to cover the florets and soak the florets for 1 hour.
  • Boil the peas and the potatoes. Chop the potatoes into big pieces.
  • Chop onions and tomatoes into big pieces.
  • In a blender make puree of cashews, khaskhas (poppy seeds), ginger, garlic, coconut adding 1/2 cup water.
  • In a pot heat 1 tbsp oil. Add mustard seeds. When mustard seeds starts to sputter, add cumin seeds, turmeric powder and asafoetida.
  • Add cauliflower florets and onion. Cook it on medium flame covering it with the lid and adding some water and salt.
  • Add potato, tomato and peas. Saute for couple of minutes.
  • Add puree, coriander powder, cumin powder, sugar, salt and 1 cup of water. Simmer it for low heat on low heat. This will cook the garlic and remove it raw flavor. 
  • In a different kadhai, heat 4 tbsp of oil. 
  • Add chili powder and pour this hot oil into the dish. 
  • Simmer it for 5 minutes.
  • Garnish it with coriander leaves before serving.

Notes

Adding hot oil combined with red chili powder on top of the vegetables gives the additional flavor to the dish.

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