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Sep 18, 2012

Onion Peas Kurma

For Day 2 of Blogging Marathon under the theme Cooking With Onions, i have chosen my Mom's favorite recipe, Onion Peas Kurma. My mom makes this kurma mainly for Puri. It doesn't require more ingredients n big preparation, just simple kurma with usual coconut grinding and veg sauteing.

I just tweaked my mom's recipe and made it with frozen peas. If u r out of veggies but at the same time u want to make some rich n delicious side dish for your rotis, this kurma is the best option. Since this kurma tastes excellent even without vegetables but for a whoelsome n healthy meal u can also add a cup of finely chopped mixed vegetables of your choice. But try this version without veggies, u will love this kurma for its unique flavor n taste. I like the onions to be bit crunchy, sure that adds a good taste to this kurma. Hope u will also like this yummy n aromatic kumra. Now to the recipe...

  1. Onion    2 no.s(sliced)
  2. Peas       1/2 cup(fresh or frozen)
  3. Tomato     1 no.(chopped)
  4. Green chili     3no.(slit open)
  5. Ginger Garlic Paste     1 tsp
  6. Turmeric Powder     1/4 tsp
  7. Chili Powder      1 tsp
  8. Coriander powder     1 and 1/2 tsp
  9. Salt       to taste
  10. Cilantro        few finely chopped
To Wet Grind
  1. Onion    1 small roughly chopped
  2. Fennel seeds     1/2 tsp
  3. Poppy seeds     1 tsp(soak it in warm water for 10 min before grinding)
  4. Cashew nuts     3 whole ( or replace with 1 tsp dalia/pottu kadalai)
  5. Coconut       1/4 cup (shredded-fresh or frozen)
To Temper
  1. Oil      2 tsp
  2. Mustard seeds     1/4 tsp
  3. Fennel seeds    1/4 tsp
  4. Clove     2 or 3 no.
  5. Cinnamon     1/2" stick
  • First grind all the ingredients under the heading "To wet grind" using little water to a fine paste n keep aside.
  • Chop all the ingredients needed for the kurma n keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a kadai, add the tempering ingredients one by one and wait till it splutter.
  • Then add ginger garlic paste n saute for a minute n add onions n green chili and saute for 1-2 minutes.
  • After that add chopped tomatoes and saute until it turns mushy.
  • Now add peas and all dry powders and stir fry for a minute and add ground coconut paste and stir fry for 2-3 minutes, then add enough salt and water(desired consistency).
  • And cook in medium heat until the raw smell leaves.
  • Lastly add some finely chopped cilantro and turn off the stove.
  • That's it, Tasty Onion Peas Kurma ready serve hot with puris/rotis.

We usually make this kurma little thicker in consistency but u can also make it like thinner version which goes very well with parotta/dosa/Pulao/Biryani etc.

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  1. mouthwatery :) makes an excellent combo with poori..

  2. Can imagine the flavour of this kurma, delicious combo with poori, i can eat two more pooris with this kurma definitely.

  3. creamy kurmaa is looking delicious

  4. Very nice korma..should try this weekend with poori!Tempting pic.

  5. Pretty pictures as always Sangeetha!

  6. Very very delicious and innovative

  7. Very nicely done Sangee. Love the color of your kurma and I'm sure it would appease anyone with its rich taste. Need to try it soon.

  8. Lovely clicks and yummy kurma.

  9. love all the flavorings in this kurma


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