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Carrot and Peas Kurma

Carrot and Peas Kurma

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

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Carrot and Peas Kurma

Revathi Palani
Carrot and Peas Kurma is an easy and flavorful South Indian side. Goes well as a side with dishes like appam, idiyappam, set dosa, etc.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Gravy
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4


  • 1/2 large Onion (Thin sliced)
  • 1 medium Tomato (Finely chopped)
  • 1 tsp Salt (Adjust as per taste)
  • 2 large Carrot (Peeled and diced)
  • 1/2 Cup Green peas

To grind

  • 1/3 Cup Coconut
  • 2 Tbsp Pottu Kadalai | Roasted Gram
  • 1 tsp Fennel seeds
  • 5 Cashews
  • 3 Green chilli
  • 5 cloves Garlic
  • 1/2 inch piece Ginger
  • Coriander leaves - For garnishing

To Temper

  • 2 Tbsp Oil
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 1/2 Cinnamon stick
  • 4 Cloves
  • 2 Cardamom
  • 1/2 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.

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  • 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.

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    kurma kurma
  • 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.

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  • 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.

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    kurma kurma
  • Enjoy as a side along with any Indian flatbread.

Notes | FAQ

- Immediately after adding ground paste the kurma start to thicken. Do adjust the water quantity to your desired consistency after adding the ground paste.
- You can add mint which will give an extra flavor to the kurma. In case of adding, add about 10 leaves along with the carrot and peas.
- Do adjust the spiciness (Green chilli) as per your taste preference.

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Sending this recipe to the First Blog Anniversary Celebration of Delectable Flavours.

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Saturday 16th of May 2020

Tried the kurma today. There was a nod of agreement from both my parents who are really old. That should be an easy indicator that the kurma was really good. Thanks a lot.


Wednesday 1st of August 2018

That’s a very easy one. Always thought it’s tesdious to make kurma, hence never tried. This is a hit to begin with. Still dint get few of my proportions right. Hope to get it better the next to time ????????


Saturday 4th of August 2018

Thanks Krithika for trying :-)


Wednesday 22nd of November 2017

Can we use peanut instead of cashew?


Thursday 23rd of November 2017

Yes Rugma, you can. It would give the Kurma a different flavor, more like Thai curries :-)


Thursday 27th of July 2017

Hai, a big thank you. Tried this kurma and it came out very well ???? nd will it be good if i substitute carrot nd peas to mushroom?!


Thursday 27th of July 2017

Thanks Dhivya. You can use mushroom as well, should be good :-)


Wednesday 10th of August 2016

I try this recipe it is very good thanks


Thursday 11th of August 2016

Thanks Geeta :-)

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