Wednesday, July 1, 2009

White kuruma (vegetarian)

White kuruma is a different variety of kuruma cherished by coconut lovers.
Even though the cooking process won't allow a perfect white color to the kuruma , we call it by the name. My kuruma got a yellow tint from the carrots:) So we can avoid using carrots here to get a more white color.
The coconut and green chillies along with the poppy seeds gives a gorgeous creamy touch to the normal vegetable kuruma. This can be a perfect treat for any person who loves a lesser spicy side dish.

Vellai Kuruma / vegetarian white kuruma:



Ingredients:

Cauliflower - 100 gms (1/4 flower)
Beans - 50 gms (10 number)
carrot - 1
potato - 2 (medium size)
Red onion - 2 (medium size)
coriander leaves - a handful.
mint leaves - few
curry leaves - few
curd - 1/2 cup
bay leaf - 1
salt - to taste
olive oil - 1 tbsp
Fennel seeds - 1 tsp

paste 1:
ginger - 1 inch
garlic - 4 pods

paste 2:
shredded coconut - 1/4 cup
green chillies - 6
cashew nut - 5
poppy seed - 1 tbsp
cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
cardamom - 3
cloves - 5
Fennel seeds - 1 tsp
cinnamon - 1 inch

Method:
Grind ginger and garlic together.

Dry roast the poppy seeds till they make a popping sound.
Grind everything given under paste 2 and keep aside.

Wash peel and cut the vegetables into small pieces.
Heat oil in a pan. fry some fennel seeds and bay leaf.
Add the chopped onion, curry leaves, cilantro and mint leaves. After the onion turns golden brown , add ginger garlic paste and saute well.
Now add all the vegetables and mix well.
Add 2 cups of water, salt and cook covered till the vegetables become soft.

Then add the paste 2 , curd and mix well.Boil it for one minute and Switch off immediately.
Vellai kuruma is ready!


Serving suggestions:

serve hot with parathas / roti / naan / rice/ pulav .

36 comments:

Kalaivani said...

One of my favorite kuruma.looks yum.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow.....looks yum....love the medley of veggies...

Srilakshmi said...

Love this kurma, great dish!

kittymatti said...

very nice recipe vicky, sounds sooo good!!!

Ramya said...

Kurma looks yummy..Wud be delish with chapathi..I have heard abt this..But never tried it..

Anu said...

Very nice recipe viki.
Looks yummy.... Great dish!!

Shama Nagarajan said...

yummy choice..delicious

ARUNA said...

kurma looks yumm viki!!!

Yasmeen said...

enticing coconut flavors,looks super tasty:)

Priya said...

I love this white kurma, looks fabulous viki!

Parita said...

Love the coconut masala you have used, coconut makes gravy very thick and creamy!

Mangala Bhat said...

wow!! nice one ! Thanks for sharing

Ann said...

Viki, this sounds yumm :P

Poornima Nair said...

Viki thats a delicious kurma...really tempting.

Smitha said...

Reminds me of the nice kurma we get at some restaurants.Very nice recipe.

5 Star Foodie said...

I would love to try this kuruma - looks excellent!

Sarah Naveen said...

looks.yummy..yummy..Perfect with kallappam...

Sanghi said...

Yummy viki.. I make this more oftne for parathas, chappathis also i use same masala for chicken kuruma with biriyani..!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

lovely dish... I love poppy seed in curry - yours looks nice!

sowmya said...

looks yumm..i add a little coconut milk ..

Padma said...

Love this kurma viki ...looks yummm

Ann said...

We usually make it for appam.looks rich.

Lavanya Siva said...

Its one of my fav kurma.......Looks rich.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

I love this,espl with parotta!!!

lissie said...

very tasty kuruma...good recipe! love to have it with appam :)

Hari Chandana said...

looks soo yummm.. lovely click :)

Vibaas said...

looks yum, viki.

foodcreate said...

Beautiful ! Tasty and Delicious !

Thanks for sharing your recipe:)


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Gita said...

Wow...the kurma looks so delicious dear...I love white kurma with dosas...even my mil used to make a similar kurma with chicken :)

Premyscakes said...

I do it almost the same way viki. looks great dear.

Priyameena said...

Kurma looks yummy....Love to have this with ghee rice..

Malar Gandhi said...

What a coinsidence we had brussels sprouts white korma today for lunch!

White korma looks good, tastes good with appam.

Vidya said...

Lovely kurma. I loved the addition of poppy seeds. My version doesn't have it. Will try adding poppy seeds.

Saranya said...

TANQ U:) nice description...

Saranya said...

(follow up comment)@Viki's Kitchen :Thanks a lot dear:)I literally stopped writing in tis blog as it dint get attraction yet.yo comment had boost up me..Thanks again:)

Saranya said...

@Viki's Kitchen :Thanks a lot dear:)I literally stopped writing in tis blog as it dint get attraction yet.yo comment had boost up me..Thanks again:)