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Mar 15, 2011

Instant Kurma (for idly/dosa variety)

      This kurma is so simple and ready within 10 minutes. No coconut, no ginger-garlic paste no easy rt?? This kurma is perfect for idly,dosa,paniyaram. My mom used to make this kurma when we don't have power at home or when we are out of more vegetable n other stuff at home. This recipe involves simple ingredients n procedure but tastes great. Try this u will love it!!

  1. Onion   1 no.(chopped)
  2. Tomato   2 no.s(chopped)
  3. Garlic     2 cloves(crushed)
  4. Curry leaves   few
  5. Fennel seeds    1/2 tsp
  6. Clove    2 no.
  7. Cinnamon     1/2" piece
  8. Chilli powder    1/2 tsp
  9. Coriander powder      1/2 tsp
  10. Curry Masala powder or garam masala    1/2 tsp
  11. Turmeric powder    a pinch
  12. besan/Gram flour     1-2 tsp
  13. Salt    as needed
  14. Oil     2 tsp

  • Heat oil in a pan,add fennel seeds,clove,cinnamon allow to pop,add crushed garlic,curry leaves and chopped onions. 
  • Fry till onion turns golden brown and add chopped tomatoes and saute till tomatoes become soft and mushy. 
  • Then add all the fry powder and stir fry for a minute and add 1/2-3/4 cup of water,add enough salt mix well and allow to boil 
  • Meanwhile in a small bowl add 1-2 tsp of besan flour mix with a tablespoon of water and make it a thick smooth paste then dissolve it with 1/4 cup water and keep aside. 
  • When the onion-tomato gravy starts boiling add this besan water and keep stirring. 
  • And simmer it for 2 minutes and add some chopped coriander leaves and take away from the stove. 
  • Thats all..Kurma is ready for idly/dosa.

Do not add besan flour directly into the gravy...if u feel it  thick  after adding besan water,add few tablespoon water and adjust to ur desired  consistency.

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  1. looks delicious, will try out soon :)

  2. I tried this and came out well.Thank you:)

  3. Tried this kurma.. It was super yummy... :) Everyone at home loved it...


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