Every part of India has its own version of Kurma/Korma. Essentially a rich gravy based side dish, usually with yogurt and cream and whole spices.
The same flavors and taste can easily be achieved without the use of dairy products.
Mixed vegetables: 2 cups (cubes of beans, carrot, potatoes, green peas, cauliflower florets)
Capsicum: ¼ cup(small cubes)
Tomato: ½ cup(chopped)
Onion: ½ cup(chopped)
Ginger garlic paste: 1 tbsp
Green chili: 1 no(slit)
Red chilli powder: ½ tsp
Turmeric powder: ½ tsp
Coriander powder: ½ tsp
Cumin powder: ½ tsp
Garam masala powder: ¼ tsp
Rock salt: to taste
Cashew nuts: 15
Fresh coconut: ¼ cup(grated)
Poppy seeds: 2 tbsp
Cinnamon: 1 inch
Bayleaf: 1 no
Cardamom: 1 no
Cloves: 2 nos
Coriander leaves: 2 tbsp
Coconut milk: 1 cup
Soak cashew nuts and poppy seeds for at least 30 mins and grind into a smooth paste with grated coconut and reserve.
Steam mixed vegetables until well cooked.
Roast onions until brown, add bay leaf, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, ginger garlic paste and sauté for a while.
Add chopped tomatoes, turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, chili powder, slit green chili and sauté until tomatoes are cooked to a soft pulpy texture.
Add ground paste and sauté for a minute.
Add steamed vegetables and chopped capsicum and mix well together and add salt.
Add coconut milk and simmer for a very short while on low flame.
Serve hot garnished with coriander leaves.
You can increase the number of green chilies to suit your taste. Adding extra red chili alters the colour of the dish.
Quantity of coconut milk can be altered according to the consistency preferred
Food group: vegetables and nuts.
Lightly cooked/steamed veggies ensure the water content and enzymes are retained, both a must for good digestion and overall nourishment through food!
Veggies are loaded with enzymes and high water content. They aid in digestion and act as a daily dose of vitamins and minerals.
Nuts provide good fats and protein for the body.
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