My 154th recipe, "Carrot and Peas Kurma", a wonderful and healthy side for savory Indian dishes. Kurma is one of my favorite recipes. It is so versatile and I love to have it as a side for chapati, dosa, idli, etc. It goes well with many Indian dishes and the list is endless. However there is another secret reason I love to make a kurma. It is a great recipe to use off the left over veggies from your refrigerator.
Whether it is a carrot or green beans or potato or peas, it can find a place in the kurma. I had already posted a mix veg kurma recipe, which is the one my mom frequently made. However at times when I prepare dishes like appam, idiyappam or set dosa for breakfast like today, I prefer to make this version of kurma instead. It is a comparatively simpler recipe, without any compromise to the taste. The masala for this kurma is ground fresh and along with the addition of the cashews and coconut gives a rich flavor to this carrot and peas kurma. Indeed a perfect side 🙂
Carrot and Peas Kurma
Carrot and Peas Kurma
- ½ large Onion (Thin sliced)
- 1 medium Tomato (Finely chopped)
- 1 tsp Salt (Adjust as per taste)
- 2 large Carrot (Peeled and diced)
- ½ Cup Green peas
- ⅓ Cup Coconut
- 2 Tbsp Pottu Kadalai | Roasted Gram
- 1 tsp Fennel seeds
- 5 Cashews
- 3 Green chilli
- 5 cloves Garlic
- ½ inch piece Ginger
- Coriander leaves - For garnishing
- 2 Tbsp Oil
- 1 Bay leaf
- ½ Cinnamon stick
- 4 Cloves
- 2 Cardamom
- ½ tsp Fennel seeds
- Heat a pan with oil, add all the ingredients listed under "To temper" in the given order. Once the fennel seeds turns golden brown, add the onion and saute until they are translucent.
- Now add the tomato, salt and saute until the tomato turns fully mushy. Now, add the carrot, peas and saute for 30 sec. Add 2 cups of water and mix. Turn the flame to low-medium and let it cook.
- Meanwhile, add the ingredients listed under "To grind" to a blender/mixie and grind into a fine paste by adding sufficient water. Keep it aside.
- Once the kurma starts to boil, add the ground paste and mix thoroughly. Continue to cook until the veggies are fully done. By now the oil will separate and float on top. Turn off the flame. Add the coriander leaves and mix well.
- Enjoy as a side along with any Indian flatbread.
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