White Vegetable Kurma

White vegetable kurma

Ingredients (Serves 6 – 7)

1. Potato – 1 medium-large, cut into small cubes

    Carrot – 1 medium-large,  cut into small cubes

    Cauliflower – 2 cups, cut into small florets

    Green beans – 1/2 cup, cut into 1/2 – 3/4 inch pieces

    Fresh green peas – 1/4 cup

2. Oil – 1.5 tbsp

3. Whole spices – Cardamom – 3, Cloves – 4, Cinnamon stick – 3/4 inch, bay leaf – 1

    Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp

4. Onion – 1/2 – 3/4 cup, finely chopped

    Ginger – 3/4 tsp, finely chopped

    Green chilies – 3 – 4, slit

5. Garam masala powder – 1/2 tsp

6. Salt – To taste

7. Ghee – 1.5 tbsp (optional)

8. Cilantro and mint leaves, chopped – 2 tbsp

To grind

9. Grated coconut – 1 cup

    Cashews – 3 tbsp, soaked in warm water for 15 minutes

    Poppy seeds – 1 tbsp, soaked for 10 minutes

    Fennel seeds – 1/2 – 3/4 tsp

    Water – As required to grind


1. Grind the grated coconut along with the remaining ingredients numbered 9 to a smooth paste. Set aside.

2. Boil or steam the vegetables numbered 1(except fresh green peas) for 4 minutes. Switch off.

3. Heat 1.5 oil in a kadai or any heavy-bottomed pan at medium-high heat. Splutter cumin seeds and stir the whole spices numbered 3 until fragrant. Add onion, little salt, ginger and green chilies. Saute until onion starts to change color. Add the ground coconut paste. Saute for a minute. Add around 1 cup of hot water, salt to taste and cook for a few minutes. Add the steamed vegetables and fresh green peas. Mix well and cook covered for 4 – 5 minutes. Add garam masala powder, chopped cilantro and mint leaves. Mix well. Taste-check for salt. Switch off.

4. In a small pan, heat 1 – 1.5 tbsp ghee until it reaches its smoking point. Pour on top of the kurma. Mix well. Serve after 15 minutes. It goes well with appam, idiyappam and chapathis.

White vegetable kurma

Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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  • I have been following all your recipes and its great!you have actually inspired me to cook and made me realise that cooking is not a chore and that it can be fun too…keep it up…

  • Hi maya once again
    After a long back time, I replying you. Every day, I am watching and learning and trying your all recipes. Thanx alotttttt ….this one , veg kuruma also will be going to try in my kitchen.u r awesome maya, u r a genius in cooking. I am speechless , when I start thinking about you. I am selecting each and every day any of your recipes from your recipes index. Thanx again maya. God always bless you, and your family.

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