I get frequent emails asking to share my Menu planning or my lunch box menu. I have stopped publishing my menu sheet sometime back, basically because I wasn't making anything new. Somehow things fall in place with the few restrictions I have in my usage of ingredient. Still we have managed quite well.
It should become easy now, that we have a fixed day for buying the vegetables. We do it every Sunday morning and I pretty much plan what I am going to make through the week, both for lunch and dinner. Though seeing the pattern I may not have been that adventurous. I am planning to change that and decided to try at least couple of new recipes every week. My recipe collection is brimming out with so many new ideas to try.
Anyway coming to today's post, today's recipe was something that I made as I went on. It was loosely based on the way the kurmas are normally prepared in hotels. The kurma was lip smacking with Rotis, I am sure it would taste great with Naans.
Step by Step Picture Recipe:
Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Fennel Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Green Chilies - 2 medium
Garlic - 2 medium cloves
Ginger - 2"
Coconut, finely chopped - 1/2 cup
Poppy Seeds - 2 seeds
Green Chilies - 1 medium
Tomatoes, puree - 1 & 1/2 cup
Vegetables - 2 cups (Carrots, Beans, Turnip)
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder a pinch
Coriander leaves, finely chopped - 2 tsp
Tomato, finely chopped - 1 small
Oil - 2 tsp
Salt to taste
How to make the Madras Mixed Vegetable Kurma
To make the Onion paste:
Roughly chop the onions, garlic, ginger, green chilies. Grind this along with cumin seeds, fennel seeds using little water to make a smooth paste.
Trim and chop the vegetables, keep aside.
Heat a pressure cooker with oil, add the onion paste and sauté the paste till it's done. Cover with lid, saute for couple of minutes, when the oil starts coming out and the onion paste is well cooked, add the tomato puree. mix everything well. lastly add coconut paste, salt and turmeric.
Next add the coriander powder, coriander leaves, tomato pieces. Cook for 5 mins, then add 1 cup or little more, depending on the gravy thickness. Cover the pressure cooker with lid and cook for couple of whistles, for the vegetables to be done.
Enjoy with Rotis and salad.