Sunday, October 2, 2011

Aalu koorma/ Potato kurma

Potato koorma is one of the easy curry that tastes delicious and goes well with any kind of main dish such as rice, paratha or poori. I love having aloo kurma with bagara(Vegetable pulavo). This requires many ingredients but cooks faster. I remember my mother used to make large pieces of potato and cook them. where ever you cook and taste ghar ka khana ghar ka hi hotha hain yaar! we cannot get any where else. So start cooking at home now. You can find most of the home made recipes in my blog. Please bookmark it and do not forget to leave comments on my blog after you prepare this recipe.

Ingredients
Potato 3large pealed and chopped to medium size cubes
tomato chopped 1cup
Batani/green peas-1/2cup
yogurt/curd-2tbsp
dry coconut powder/fresh grated coconut-4tbsp
coriander powder-1/2tbsp
cumin powder-1/2tbsp
elachi/cardamom-2cloves
cinnamom/dalchini chakka-1 inch stick
bay leaf-2
cloves/lavangam-2

Chopped onions-1/4cup
Green chillies-2
chopped cilantro-2t.s
Cumin seeds-1/2ts
Mustard seeds-1/2ts
Chana dal-1tbsp
Urad dal-1 tbsp
Turmeric-Pinch
Salt to taste
Chili powder-1/2tbsp
Red chili-1
vegetable oil-2ts
cilantro/coriander-10springs chopped

Directions:
Heat 2ts of oil in non stick pan and add cumin + mustard + chana + urad dal+ red chili one by one  and wait until they splutter. Then add clove + elachi+ cinnamom+ bay leaf+green chili and saute for 30sec. Add onions, Ginger Garlic paste and saute until they the onions become transparent. Add turmeric and cook for few min and add potato pieces(to cook more fast boil potato and add after tomato) mix well and close the container. Keep stirring for every 1min. when the potato is almost done add tomato and green peas and mix well. Cook until tomato is finely cooked and add cumin powder+coriander powder+salt+chili powder+ coconut powder+curd and mix well. Add 50ml of water and cook for few minutes. Finally garnish with cilantro and  serve. Some like adding roasted ground nut paste to it, if you wish add it while adding coconut powder.
hope you like my recipe :)

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