May 08, 2015

South Indian Spicy Vegetable Kurma

Vegetable Kurma is a spicy and flavorful side dish for Indian bread varieties all over India. The method of preparation differs from place to place. The vegetables are cooked in coconut based spicy gravy in South India. Here is the recipe of the South Indian Spicy Delicacy...



Ingredients for making South Indian Mixed Vegetable Kurma

(Serves Four People)

Chopped Mixed Vegetables like carrot, beans, cabbage, cauliflower, potato, turnip 1 bowl
Fresh green peas 2 tb spoons
Capsicum 1
Chopped onions from 2 onions
Green chillies slitted 2
Coriander powder 2 tea spoons
Red chilli powder 1 tea spoon
Turmeric powder 1/4 tea spoon
Cumin seeds 1/2 tea spoon
Ginger Garlic Paste 2 tea spoons
Oil and Ghee 3 tea spoons each

For Masala Paste:

Fresh coconut grated 2 tb spoons
Cashews 4
Kasa Kasa (Poppy seeds) 2 tea spoons
Cloves 4
Cinnamon sticks 1 inch stick 2 pieces
Star Anise half
Ani seed (Fennel seeds)  1 tea spoon
Cardamom 1

How to make South Indian Mixed Vegetable Kurma?

Boil the  mixed vegetables with some salt to soft and keep aside.
Heat a pan and dry roast all the items given under Masala paste except coconut till they become hot and add them with coconut and grind to fine paste with water and keep aside.

Heat a pan with oil and ghee. Saute it with cumin seeds. After they splutter add the onions and fry well till they become tender. 

Now add the green peas and capsicum pieces and fry in medium flame for 2 minutes. Add the ginger garlic paste and stir well.
Add all the powders like turmeric powder, red chilli powder and coriander powder and stir well.

Add the boiled vegetables with half cup water. Let them boil for some time.Add required salt for the gravy.

Add the coconut paste and mix well.
When the stuff thickens add necessary water and switch off the stove when it comes to gravy consistency.
Garnish with coriander leaves.


  1. This really looks spicy and mouth watering

  2. Thanks for sharing Subhashinigaru.

  3. hi i stay in uae so floppy seeds is banned there a alternative for floppy seed

    1. You can use cashews as substitute to poppy seeds

  4. yummy it..........

    1. When to add the green chillies, please

  5. Can't we use tomatoes in this?