Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Savoring Curry

So, there I stood. Right in the kitchen. I hesitantly took a peep at my pantry. One fat onion was boldly starring at me. And that's it. No tomatoes. No Eggs. No Greens. May be a few leftover vegetables. What could be much worse than your pantry missing few important ingredients, especially tomatoes, especially when your friend is joining you for lunch?

And what could be better than calling mom and asking for suggestions? And what else could be better than the simple mix matches she gives? And so, there I stood. Right in the kitchen. I hesitantly mix matched the ingredients. I was boldly looking at the simply, but enormously savored vegetable curry.



For Grinding

  • 1 small stick Cinnamon
  • 2 Cloves
  • 1 Cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp poppy seeds
  • 1/2 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 small green chili
  • 1/2 cup Coconut grated or more
  • 1 tbsp Pottukadalai (Split Roast gram dhal)

Grind the above ingredients to smooth paste adding little water or more as required.

For the Kurma

  • 1/4 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • Curry leaves: 3 or 4.
  • 2 tsp Ginger Garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin powder
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala
  • Onion-1(finely chopped)
  • 1 cup Mixed Vegetables [I used 1-Potato ,1- Carrot, and more Beans]
  • Water as required
  • Coriander leaves (for garnishing)

In a hot pan, add oil, mustard seeds, curry leaves and onions and fry till golden brown. Add the ginger garlic paste and fry till the raw smell goes.

Add the vegetables, salt, coriander powder, cumin powder, simmer, cover and cook until the vegetables are done.
Add the grinded mixture along with water and bring to boil for about 10-15  minutes. Switch off. Garnish with Coriander leaves.[Which my pantry was missing this time:( ]

Can go well with rice, chapathi, or as a soup by itself.

P.S And my friend loved it a lot, so much that she took the left over with her- sparing me the empty vessel :(

Sending this recipe to Cooking with Seed-Cardamom event hosted by Priya's Easy N Tasty Recipes.


  1. Wat a fantastic side dish for rotis na..just love it, Awesome clicks Kalai..

  2. Beautiful yummy curry... very healthy and colorful.. nice combo of ingredients too.. Gr8 click.

  3. Looks very delicious.Nice pic.

  4. Nice click...curry looks so delicious..perfect with Appam or roti

  5. Hmm, very interesting recipe without tomatoes..Looking very colorful and delicious!

  6. wow.wonderful kurma kalai.nice click.

  7. Wow! colorful and yummy curry:-)

  8. Kalai,

    Vegetable curry looks really good.

  9. what a beautiful click of that delicious veg curry...love way to eat all the colourful veggies...looks delicious kalai

  10. hey the curry looks so delicious..I am in love with the click..

  11. Healthy n nutritious recipe with cute presentation...Keep rocking Kalai.

  12. Veggies looks very delicious and perfect to have with rotis.

  13. vegetable curry looks perfect n delicious dear,,,goes well with rice n rotis,,

  14. Very delicious curry dear....looks go good :)

  15. great looking gravacious curry, would go well with rice and rotis ...the ingredients are well used

  16. Very healthy and nice looking curry dear.


  17. interesting tomato-less version...looks fabulous. Guess your friend also enjoyed this special recipe :-)

  18. I used to make almost same kind of korma. Yours looks rich and delicious. Very beautiful click .

  19. Kurma looks delicious.. love to have with poori.

  20. looks so delicious..best combo with rotis.very easy recipe.

  21. Yummy yummy yum...Nice clicks.Nice recipe...

  22. First time here.U have a wonderful blog with yummy recipes and awesome clicks..Following u:)