Friday, May 30, 2014

Kurma for ghee rice

A spicy gravy to go with ghee rice.

Serves 4 to 6

Category - Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Diced or cubed Mixed vegetables - 1Cup (Carrots, green beans, potato and green peas)
Oil - 2tsp
Curry leaves - A few
Bay leaf - 1No.
Coriander powder - 1tsp
Salt to taste
Lemon juice - To taste

Dry roast the following and ground to fine paste using water -
Onion - 1/4
Tomato - 1 small one
Poppy seeds - 1tsp
Cashew nuts - 4 to 5No.
Garlic - 2 to 3 pods
Green chillies - 3No.
Red chillies - 3No.
Clove - 1No.
Cinnamon - 1 inch
Fresh coconut - 1/2 Cup
Coriander seeds - 1/2tsp
Coriander - 1 handsfull (Fry only for a few seconds)

In a pressure cooker base heat the oil, bay leaf and curry leaves, later add the mixed vegetables and sauteƩ for two mins. Now add the ground mixture, salt and little water. Close the lid and wait for the pressure. Just one whistle and your done. Release the pressure, check for the seasonings and consistency, adjust, add lemon juice and serve hot with Ghee Rice.

This gravy tastes good with Palak chapathiChapathi, Plain basmati rice and also with jeera-pulao.