2 Jan 2015

Baby Potato Kurma

I love kurma because of it's flavor and it's so versatile. You can have it with idli, dosa, roti, or even any variety rice. I have posted a few kurma recipes already and my list of favorites continues to grow! This is another kurma recipe that I tried and we absolutely loved it! This is so flavorful and delicious!

Baby Potato Kurma

Preparation time 15 mins | Cooking time 20 mins | Serves 2 or 3
Adapted from here

  • Baby potatos - 20
  • Green Peas - 3/4 cup
  • Onion - 1 medium
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Green Chilli - 2 (I did not add)
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp, chopped
  • Salt - to taste

Paste 1
  • Shallots (small onion) - 10
  • Tomato - 1 medium
  • Red chilli - 3 or 4
  • Coriander powder - 1 tbsp
  • Ginger - small piece
  • Garlic - 5 pearls

Paste 2
  • Pottu kadalai (roasted gram) - 1 tbsp
  • Grated coconut - 1/4 cup
  • Water - 2 tbsp

To Temper
  • Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Cinnamon - 1 stick
  • Clove - 4
  • Bay leaf - 1
Baby Potato Kurma

1. Wash the potatoes and pressure cook them with peas. Add adequate water and pressure cook for 3 to 4 whistles.

2. Grind all the ingredients mentioned under 'paste 1' and 'paste 2' separately.
3. In a pan, add oil. once the oil heats up, add the cinnamon, clove and bay leaf.

4. Wait for a minute and add the chopped onion, curry leaves and green chilli.
5. Saute until the onion turn translucent. Now add the ground paste 1 and mix well. Allow to cook in medium flame.

6. Add the turmeric powder, garam masala and cumin powder and cook for a couple of minutes.

7. Now add the ground paste 2. Mix well. Add 1/2 cup of water and allow to cook for few minutes.
8. Add the cooked baby potatoes and peas. Cook for a few minutes until it's all well mixed and cooked.

9. Add the chopped coriander leaves and switch off.

Baby Potato Kurma

1. Instead of grinding the garlic and ginger, you can add a tbsp of ginger garlic paste.
2. You can add any other vegetables too.

Until next time,

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  1. Baby potato kurma looks delicious and tempting.. nice side dish for chapathi..

  2. Really tempting baby potato kurma.

  3. Tempting and feeling hungry...

  4. Yummy baby potato kurma.......a great side for chapati or roti.... :)

  5. A new and interesting recipe!!

  6. Nice and perfect accompaniment with roti and paratas

  7. wow loving your presentation.. nicely made potato kurma


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