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Dec 9, 2015

No onion No garlic : Simple Vegetable Kurma

No onion and no garlic vegetable kurma is a very simple and tasty side dish. Compared to the authentic kurma where all spices are added, there is no compromise on the taste and texture of the kurma. Its a very healthy saathvik food. Here is the recipe.


Tomato - 2 medium sized washed and roughly chopped

Mixed vegetables - 2 cups washed and chopped into one inch length
I have used carrots, green beans and potato

Oil for seasoning

Jeera/Cumin - 1 teaspoon

Salt to taste

Coriander leaves for garnishing

Grind the following ingredients into a smooth paste:

3 tablespoons - grated fresh coconut

1 tablespoon - khas khas

2 green chillis (adjust as per taste)

Seeds from 4 to 5 pods of green Elaichi

water quarter cup


Heat oil in a kadai and add cumin seeds. 

Then, add roughly chopped tomatoes and fry until tomatoes are cooked.

Now add the chopped mixed vegetables and add salt as required.

Pour just enough water and cook until vegetables are tender and water is almost absorbed.

Now mix in the ground paste and adjust consistency with half a cup water if the content is too thick.

Mix well and allow the content to come to a boil.

Turn off heat and garnish with coriander leaves.

Taste and healthy kurma is ready to be served with Set dosa/ Chapathi/ Roti etc.

You will never miss onion or garlic or any other spice in this dish, I bet.

Try this recipe and let me know your feedback.

A vegetable kurma cannot be more simpler than this.

Note: Cauliflower and fresh green peas can also be added to this kurma. 

* In case of adding fresh peas. wash the peas and boil it separately until its cooked and mix it to the kurma in the end.

* In case of adding cauliflower, wash the cauliflower florets, boil in water with a teaspoon salt and half pinch of turmeric. In less than 5 minutes, cauliflower will be perfectly cooked. collect the cauliflower (leaving the impurities and worms if any) and keep it separately and add it to the kurma in the end. 


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