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10 Minute Kurma

- Submitted by Dahlia on 6th Feb 2011

(Quick Kurma Recipe, Kurma Varieties, Potato Kurma, Soya Kurma, Chikpea Kurma, Corn Kurma, Greenpeas Kurma, Cauliflower Kurma, Paneer Kurma, Mixed Vegetable Kurma)

Mixed Vegetable Kurma

Mixed Vegetable Kurma


List 1

  • Choose any one of these ingredients depending on what kurma you want to make: (Potato - 2 / Soya Chunks - 2 cups / Paneer cubes - 2 cups / Mixed Vegetables - 1.5 cup  / Chickpeas - 1 cup / Eggs - 6 (Hard Boiled))
  • Red Chilly Powder - 1 tsp
  • Coriander Powder - 2 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Garam Masala Powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Cilantro - for garnish
  • Salt - to taste
  • Oil - 2 tbsp

List 2

  • Fried Onions (store bought) - 1/2 cup 
  • Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tsp
  • Tomato - 2

List 3

  • Grated Coconut - 1/2 cup
  • Fennel seeds - 1 tsp
  • Poppy seeds (kus kus) - 1 tsp
  • Cashew nuts - 5

Preparation Steps

  1. First of all prepare the vegetable/egg that you want to make the kurma with.
    • For any kind of vegetable kurma like potato kurma, corn kurma, green peas (pattani) kurma, cauliflower kurma, tomato (thakkali) kurma, knolkhol kurma, mullangi (radish)kurma, mushroom kurma, carrot kurma or mixed vegetable kurma. - Par boil the vegetables with some salt.
    • For soya kurma - Soak the soya chunks in salted water for 10 minutes.
    • For paneer kurma - Fry the paneer cubes or leave it as such.
    • For chikpea (kadalai) kurma - Soak it overnight and pressure cook it for 2 whistles.
    • For egg kurma - Hard boil the eggs.
  2. Grind all the ingredients under List 2 and keep it aside.
  3. Similarly, grind the ingredients under List 3 and set aside.


  1. Heat the oil in a heavy bottomed pan/kadai and add the ground paste of List 2.
  2. Saute for 2 minutes on medium high flame.
  3. Add the dry spice powders and the prepared vegetable of your choice. (For egg kurma, add the hard boiled eggs while serving)
  4. Next add the ground paste of list 3, about 2 cups of water and required salt.
  5. Boil this for about 7 minutes till everything is cooked and oil separates.
  6. Garnish with cilantro. Tasty kurma is ready to be served.

Serving Kurma

Soy Kurma

Soy Kurma

Egg Kurma

Egg Kurma

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Comments (16)

Person   ()
Super Easy and Super Tasty Recipe!
Thanks Dahlia!
Person   ()
Thank You :-)
Person   ()
Wow its so yummy.. I just prepared it.. Very tasty.. Tanq fa this receipe..
Person   ()
Great... Enjoy!!
Person   ()
Instead of garam masala can I use sambar powder what we prepared at home? Tell some tips...
Person   ()
Hi Nirmala, Sambhar powder will change the taste totally...
Person   ()
loved ur recipies
Person   ()
Thank You.
Person   ()
like most alu kurma with parata
Person   ()
yes. the method takes only half the time though.
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Person   ()
good. enjoy!!
Person   ()
chilli powder and turmeric powder directly we can first put in water and then add to the the fried onions which can avoid burning of chilli
Person   ()
Thanks for your tips.
Person   ()
mix veg kurma was fantastic. i did not use khus khus as my husband cannot stand for it. lovely it was. instead of khus khus, i used charmagaz
Person   ()
i love mixed vegetable kurma

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Old Comments

Comment by nidhi shetty
         I lIke your site coz it is super easy and simple.Keep up the good job
Reply :-
         Thank You.

Comment by Namagiri Sridhar
Hi Chef

Can you tell me a substitute for fried onions or can we make it at home, if so how? I am planning to make this with soya tomorrow.
Reply :-
          Hi Namagiri, You can saute some onions till it turns golden brown and proceed. I have used store bought fried onions to save time.

Comment by Fatimah Thaga

          This is very nice... We enjoyed it...:-))
Reply :-
          Thank you.

Comment by Geetha Nanda
          tried this recipe and came out well..easy and tasy one..thanks
Please post some gud recipes for toddlers
Reply :-
        Thank You. Here are some toddler recipes.

Comment by azeetha tajmul
          Thanks a lot!!!!!!!!!the curry was really awesome!!!!!can u give some more quick recipes?
Reply :-           
          Sure Azeetha. Many more instant recipes on the way!!

Comment by anjelina brooks
           kurma look yum and delicious.
Reply :-           
           Thank You.

Comment by renuka memba
           supurb,please tell me some mushroom varieties
Reply :-           
           Here are some mushroom recipes.

Comment by MAlini Ravi
         Fentastic, nice kurma varieties
Reply :-
         Thank You. Try them and enjoy!!

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