Thursday, August 7, 2014

Brahmin style vegetable Kurma (no onion- no garlic)

vegetable kurma

This Shravan try this amazing veg gravy recipe from south India without Onion and Garlic!!!

Among Hindus many people discourage eating onion and garlic along with non-vegetarian food during festivals or Hindu holy months of Shrawan.As a true GSB i too avoid cooking food with garlic or onion during our festivals like Sutta punnav,krishna ashtami and gouri-ganesha.


1 Potato diced
1/2 cup Green beans sliced
1/2 Cup Green Peas
1/2 Cup Carrots cut into 1'pieces
1tsp Mustard seeds
2 spring curry leaves
1/2" Cinnamon
3 Cloves
Salt to taste
2 Tsp ghee

Grind to Paste*:
  1. 1/4 Cup Coriander Leaves
  2. 1/2 Cup grated Coconut
  3. 4-5 Green chillies
  4. 1/4 Tsp Jeera
  5. 1/4 Tsp Saunf/Fennel Seeds
  6. 1 Tbsp Roasted Channa Dhal/Putane/hurigadale
  7. 1/8th Tsp Turmeric Powder
  8. 1 small piece of Ginger
  9. 1 marble sized tamarind ball
No onion-no garlic veg kurma

Heat ghee in a pressure cooker, add mustar,curry leaves cinnamon, cloves, and fry for a couple of seconds.
Now add chopped vegetables and fry for a minutes,add salt and 2 cups of water and cook till done/pressure cook on high for 2 whistle.
Grind all the Ingredients under Grind to Paste* with little water.
Now open the cooker when all the pressure/steam has subsided and the pressure cools down.
Add the ground paste and salt if needed,mix it well.You can add water if needed to adjust the gravy according to your requirement .
Cook on a low flame for about 10-15 minutes or till done.
Serve hot with roti or puri