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Made this over the weekend for a dinner party. This recipe is a modified version of my friend Kavitha's kuruma recipe. What I liked ab...

Healthy Vegetable Kuruma/ Kurma In 20 Minutes

Made this over the weekend for a dinner party. This recipe is a modified version of my friend Kavitha's kuruma recipe. What I liked about this recipe is: Firstly, its easy to prepare it in 20 minutes or less. Secondly, very healthy and delicious without adding a whole lot of coconut which is usually dominant ingredient in this dish. Thirdly, it has an amazing flavor and taste. Lastly, a great side dish for biriyani, rice, parota or roti.

Sauce Pan
Cutting Board
Plate to cover the wok


Vegetables: (potato, peas, cauliflower,carrot) - 1 cup cut into chunks
Onions - 2
Tomato - 2 normal size
Curry leaves
Garlic - 8 cloves minced
Ginger - 1 to 2 inches minced
Green Chillis - 2 or 3 ( slit and deseed them if you cannot handle spice)
Coconut - 1 tbsp
Oil - 2 tbsp

Cloves - 3
Cinnamon - 1 inch stick
Cardamon - 2 pods
Kass Kasa/Poppy seeds - 1 tbsp
Coriander seeds - 2 tbsp
Fennel Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Chilli Powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp


1. In a saucepan add some water, chopped veggies and salt. Cover and cook it until the veggies are half done.

2. In the meantime, heat the wok, add 1 tbsp oil. When that gets warmed up add the spices (cloves, cardamon, cinnamon, poppy seeds,fennel seeds, coriander seeds) and roast them a little for 40 seconds.

3. Add 1 onion that is cut length wise to the above spices with a little bit of salt cover and cook on medium heat and keep stirring now and then.

4. Transfer them into the blender, cool and grind till they are a smooth paste.

5. In the same wok add 1 tbsp of oil. Add ginger garlic, green chillis, onions, salt, chilli powder and turmeric powder. Mix well cover and cook until the onions are transparent. Add the tomatoes and cook for 2 minutes.

6. Add the paste to this and transfer it to the cooked veggies. Mix well. Add cilantro and curry leaves and simmer for 3 minutes.

8. Serve hot with rice, or rotis.


  1. Srimathi, that kurma looks yummy...you can send this to my curry mela!...

  2. Hi This is my first visit to your blog,and I enjoyed my visit here,you have some very nice recipes,I especially liked the kurma recipe since as you mentioned the traditional ones have a lot of coconut in them.Thanks for sharing :)

  3. This is Rohini-Sowmya's friend from Michigan. Made Kurma last night and turned out to be yum..Love your easy recipes now that we are empty nesters.. :=))

  4. I made this Kurma and it tastes delicious.. Very simple and easy recipe. Thanks Srimathi

  5. Hi!,

    This is sowmya's friend - krishna...I made this korma to sow's house party, it was a hit. I have tried almost all ur recipes and they come out so well and become instant hits. Keep up the great work.