July 18, 2011

Potato Peas Kurma and a Good News ...


I'll just start with the good news..We were blessed with a baby boy on the 1st of June and shweets has named him as "Jake". Now you all will know the reason for my absence in the blogworld. The last 10 months was really hectic with a vacation to India, project change and location change. Currently I'm being totally pampered by my parents and I'm kind of enjoying the luxury of just eating and sleeping after a very long time. I'm yet to get back to the routine of cooking so thought of posting something from my draft.

I made this Potato Peas Kurma for a potluck and just managed to click few shots. This gravy goes well with all kind of Indian breads and Vegetable pulao. In my potluck group I would always be given a non vegetarian item and this time managed to get a veggie item. So I prepared this gravy and vegetable pulao. I love the addition of peas in gravies and especially this combo is great. This is a simple and easy to make gravy and surely a party winner recipe.



Preparation Time : 10 min

Cooking Time : 15 min

Serves : 4 people

Ingredients

Potato - 2 no
Peas - 1 cup
Onion - 1 no (large size)
Tomato - 2 no
Ginger Garlic paste - 1 1/2 tsp
Green Chilly - 5 no
Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala - 1/4 tsp
Grated Coconut - 3 tbsp
Cumin - 1/2 tsp
Fennel - 1/2 tsp
Mint leaves - 6 - 8 no
Coriander leaves

For Seasoning

Fennel - 1/2 tsp
Cardamom - 2 no
Cinnamon - 2 no
Cloves - 2 no

Preparation
  • Boil, peel and cut the potatoes into medium size pieces.
  • Grind grated coconut,fennel seeds, cumin seeds, green chillies and mint leaves into a smooth paste.
  • Finely chop the onion and tomatoes.
Method
  •  Heat oil in a kadai, add cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, fennel seeds and cumin seeds in medium flame.
  • Add the chopped onions and saute until it turns golden brown.
  • Reduce the flame and add ginger garlic paste and saute well until raw smell is gone.
  • Add the tomatoes and saute until it is mushy.
  • Add the coriander powder, garam masala and saute well.
  • Add the boiled potatoes, peas, salt and mix well with the masala.
  • Add the ground paste and required water until desired consistency and allow the gravy to boil in medium flame.
  • Once the oil comes out of the gravy garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot. 
Notes
  • You can add other vegetables and make it as a mixed vegetable kurma.
  • You can use frozen or raw peas. If using raw peas soak in water for about 6 hours and pressure cook for 1 whistle.

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17 comments:

Congrats on getting a baby boy and the kurma looks absolutely fantabulous, delicious and very creamy and tempting .

Congratulations on the arrival of your son. Potato peas kurma looks divine.

congrats Shabitha on your bundle of joy
enjoy
delicious vegetable combination

First of all congrats...potato peas kurma looks yum

Congrats Shabitha.I know how busy you must be right now with a lil one at home. And do enjoy the pampering :).

Nice korma , tasty clicks..Take care dear...

Congratulations!!! God bless the child...kurma looks yummy!!

Congrats Shabitha & welcome back :) The curry looks too delish!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Yummy kurma,creamy and delicious

Kurmas look deliciously inviting and tasty.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

congrats dear!!!!stay cool and enjoy motherhood........my dad's bday is also jun 1st.......my blessings and hugs to ur son

Congratulation and enjoy ur motherhood! best phase ever and luxury at home!!

CONGRATS SHABITHA..
WISHING YOU A GREAT TIME AHEAD WITH YOUR LOVING SON....:)
recipe sounds mouthwatery...
Tasty Appetite

First time here, you have a lovely blog. Congrats on your bundle of joy.

Congratulations on being a proud mum of a little boy.. Kurma is my all time fav and I am craving for it so much..Love to have it with some hot fluffy puri's

Congrats dear ~ lots of love n hugs to your little prince!
The korma sounds really flavorful, love the creamy look of the gravy :)
US Masala

Congrats Gal! Now u ve a valid reason to escape from blogosphere.
Hugs to the little prince too :)

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