Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Vegetable Khurma

If someone asks me, “have you ever tried making parathas?”
I wouldn’t say a blunt 'No'!.
Yes, I have, with my sister in law about a decade ago!.
It was our first joint attempt of making the same and came out with at least 3 dozens of real hot parathas after 3 long hours of hard labour(otherwise for the preparation of the dough,which SIL patiently took up)
Once we were through, I should mention, my SIL bluntly remarked.."hmmff I'm never going to attempt this again..
"Yup, bet!.. me too!"!I replied with a sigh!!..
Well, always good at keeping my words ;) I’ve never dared to make ‘em since then.
At least for me, I believe- it’s quite a tiring job!..though my friend Renuka, an expert in preparing parathas, never admits! :).

So, the yummy hot parathas were brought home by my better half and for sure the side-dish here is the fruit of my own effort : )
Again, the recipe of Khurma is my own creation since it’s a mix up of my mom’s and ma in law’s.

Srivalli, this is for your great event of Curry Mela.

Get ready with:

Vegetables- potatoes, carrots, peas, cauliflower- diced, not too small pieces- 2 large cups
Big Onion-medium sized, sliced lenghthwise- 1
Garlic-sliced lengthwise-5-6 cloves
Spices-cloves,cardamom and cinnamon- 2 each
Oil-a tbsp
Thick n creamy coconut milk-1/2 cup
Bay leaves-2-3 nos
Chopped cilantro-to garnish
Salt-to taste

To Grind:
Coconut-1/2 cup
Ginger-an inch piece
Garlic-2 cloves
Green Chillies-3-4 nos
Roasted gram/pottukkadalai-2 tsps
Fennel seeds/saunf-a tsp
Khus khus/poppy seeds-a tsp
Coriander powder-a tsp


1. Cook vegetables till half done, one by one in just enough salted water according to their respective cooking timings.

2. Grind the listed ingredients to a smooth paste.

3. Heat oil in the utensil intended to make the curry.Throw in the spices. Sauté sliced onions till translucent.Transfer the ground paste along with enough water.Bring to boil and simmer for a few minutes.Transfer the cooked vegetables together to the simmering curry and let it simmer again for a few minutes.Add the bay leaves and salt.

4. Remove from fire when the khurma reaches the semi thick consistency.Blend in coconut milk gently.Garnish with finely chopped cilantro. Serve hot with Parathas.

A few more awards I now need to brag about, though accepted late, are :) :-

Great bear hugs from Divya, Suma and Prajusha.

Prajusha, thankyou again for the Yum Yum award.

Proud to receive the inspirational award from dear Lathamma.

The following rules apply to this award:
1. Only 5 people are allowed to receive this award
2. 4 of them followers of your blog.
3. One has to be new to your blog and live in another part of the world.
4. You must link back to who ever gave you the award.

I'd like to pass on this award to these blogging friends -

Prajusha, Lathamma, Divya, Renuka and Lavanya.

Blogging Friends Forever, Best blog darts thinker and Beautiful site awards are presented by Suma Rajesh.

I’ve been seriously thinking of changing my old fashioned, stale template style here while I was presented this wonderful award from Pallavi and Suma, again.

Brilliant Weblog is a prize given to sites and blogs that are smart and brilliant both in their content and their design. The purpose of the prize is to promote as many blogs as possible in the blogsphere.

Here are the rules to follow:
When you receive the prize you must write a post showing it, together with the name of who has given it to you, and link them back.
Choose a minimum of 7 blogs (or even more) that you find brilliant in their content or design.
Show their names and links and leave them a comment informing they were prized with ‘Brilliant Weblog’.
Show a picture of those who awarded you and those you give the prize (optional).

I would like to pass all my other awards(except BFF which is listed above) to-

Prajusha, Divya, Nags, Srivalli, Lathamma and Lakshmi, Renuka, Suganya, Sra, Aparna, Pallavi, Lavanya and Mitr (except the 'yum yum award' as she is not a food blogger:))
P.S- Ignore the ones you are already awarded.

No words to Thank my lovely pals for fondly remembering me to pass over these wonderful awards to me even when I was away from blogging..


  1. yayyyy!! my sis is back! :D with a yummy kurma! awesome!!

  2. Congrats for all the well deserved awards! :) By the way how did you know that I have woken up from my long slumber! :D We were just Hibernating ins't it?
    Thanks for passing the awards to us and ofcourse we will pompously show them off in our blog very soon! :)
    I was pained it read your plagarism post dear! very sad that some people are so shameless!

  3. Thats a great combo bharathy...thanks for the lovely entry...thanks for the awards..

    sad to know abt the copying..really bad ppl!..but then what to do your pictures are so yummy right...:))

  4. Wow my dear friend is back,I really missed you.Congrats on the awards and thanks for passing on to me.Do try the parotas Bharathy it's so easy

  5. Oooh! the kurma looks yummy Bharthy and whats more interesting is the 'color' of the kurma..most of my curries are 'red' in color (thanks to mirchi powder and tamrind I add..;) )..will this for sure..and Congrats on recieving those well deserving awards..:D


  6. Congrats on your awards, Bharathy, and thanks for including me in your list of awardees - I really appreciate it.

  7. Bharathy-

    Thank you for the awards, it is very nice of you.

    The veggie kurma recipe has been bookmarked and will be made soon. Hats off to ur efforts for trying out the parathas, I always always buy ready made or frozen ones, makes life much easier.

  8. Wow Wow Wow. Congrats with all those awards and recipe looks yum.

  9. Congratulations, Bharathy, on all your awards.
    And thanks for passing some (or quite a few?) on.:)

  10. The kurma looks awesome. Congrats on all your awards.
    Iam sorry that your content has been stolen...hope everything gets sorted out soon.

  11. Lovely colour of the recipe... and congrats on awards

  12. kurma looks perfect and delicious...good combo with parathas..ur right has lots of hard work ..i have never tryed due to this...congrates to ur deserving awards..hugs to u

  13. hey bharathy, please dont feel or sad that u did not get a chance to pass on these awards...frankly speaking am really enjoying this blog world ony because of ur encouragment that i wont forgot in my life time...ur the best and always rock..hugs to u :)

  14. Bharathy Thanks for the Bunch of Awards!! it feels nice to receive an award from a cookung veteran like u....

    Now start posting ur photographs with copyright symbol on it:)

  15. Oh my goodness, so many awards! Congratulations!

  16. So nice to see you back dear Bharathy!Kurma looks delicious and am sure would have tasted delicious with porotta.Sooooo many awards..!! deserve them all!!And thanks so much for passing it on to me..!!

  17. Hi Bharathy....Veggie Kurma looks really good, shud try it sometime.I got ur msgs on Orkut, but ur settings do not allow me to reply there, thanks for remembering...

  18. There is a suprise for you in my blog. Click here to know what the suprise is,

  19. Congrats on the awards..Kurma looks yummy..I make it in a similar way with coconut milk.

  20. Hi Bharathy,

    Thanks for the lovely awards.. Completely forgot about this.. Sorry for accepting them so so late.. ! I am sure you understand !! I love your blog and the pictures !!


  21. One of these days I'm going to super to buy me lots of vegetables and a delicious dish, but also go and buy viagra for the night jajajajaja.


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