Friday, May 23, 2008

White Kurma/Gravy-Two versions

Spicy tasty is hosting a fortune-cooking contest. They matched different Zodiac signs with different food items. I selected Leo, which is my Dad, My Husb, brother and nieces sign. Yes, so many people under Leo…
This recipe is so versatile, can be prepared with vegetables or non- veg. I am bringing both versions together in my single post.
I choose Lamb White kurma .One of my mom signature dish; she prepares for special occasion, when we have birthdays at home, guests, etc…
The Non- Veg version is entering the fortune- cooking contest.

My Vegetarian visitor/blog friends, u can enjoy with potato and peas white kurma!

The recipe for Ghee/Coconut rice, u can check it out in my older post.


Vegetarian white Kurma with poatato and peas

potato kurma

Let is start with Vegetarian version.

Ingredients:


Potatoes: 2 medium Cut into medium size
Frozen peas: ¼ cup
Onion: 1 big- diced
Curry leaves: few
Cilantro: to garnish
Water: 1 ½ to 2 cup
Salt: per ur taste


Masala to be grind:

Coconut: 1 cup grated
Green Chilis: 5 num or more or less
Cashew nuts: 10 count
Poppy seeds/Khus khus: 1 tbsp (soaked in warm water for 15 min with cashew)
Cinnamon stick: small piece
Cloves: 2
Onion: ½ onion fried with little oil and cool it
Ginger: little piece (1/2 inch)
Garlic: 3 cloves
Fennel seeds: 1 tsp

Grind everything from the list no need of roasting

Tempering:
Cloves:
2
Green cardamon: 1 crushed
Cinnamom stick: ½ inch
Oil: 1 or 2 tsp

Note: The whole Kurma can be prepared in Pressure cooker for quicker version!

Instruction

Heat the pressure cooker with oil, start the seasoning ingredients, after few minutes add, the onion , curry leaves and fry until translucent!
Add the potatoes and ground masala paste, pour 1 ½ to 2 cup of water adjust the salt. Close the lid and leave only one whistle, once the pressure has been released, now add the peas, cilantro and adjust the kurma if u want thinner.

But should be little thick so I taste creamy and good…


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White chicken kurma

The recipe for Lamb white Kurma is entering the Fortune cooking contest

Pretty much the same ingredients but procedure little different…

Ingredient

Lamb: 1 lb
Green chilis: 5 nunb
Ginger-garlic paste: 1 tsp
Turmeric: a pinch
Salt: a little

Grind the chilis and ging-garlic, wash the lamb and mix the spice , turmeric and little salt (usually, I add salt once the meat is done- otherwise it takes a long time to cook). Add ½ cup of water and cook in pressure cooker. After 7 to 8 whistles switch off and check if it is done. It depends about ur meat freshness…

Masala to be grind:

Coconut: 1 cup grated
Green Chilis: 5 num or more or less
Cashew nuts: 10 count
Poppy seeds/Khus khus: 1 tbsp (soaked in warm water for 15 min with cashew)
Cinnamon stick: small piece
Cloves: 2
Onion: ½ onion fried with little oil and cool it
Ginger: little piece (1/2 inch)
Garlic: 3 cloves
Fennel seeds: 1 tsp

Tempering:



Cloves: 2
Green cardamon: 1 crushed
Cinnamon stick: ½ inch
Oil: 1 or 2 tsp


Note: The whole Kurma can be prepared in Pressure cooker for quicker version!


Instruction


Heat the pressure cooker with oil, start the seasoning ingredients, after few minutes add, the onion, curry leaves and fry until translucent!
Add the cooked lamb and ground masala paste, pour 1 to 1 ½ to cup of water + Meat cooking water adjust the salt. Close the lid and leave only one or two whistles, once the pressure has been released adjust the kurma, garnish with cilantro leaves.


Note & Variations: You can add potatoes too or even substitute the lamb to chicken but doesn't need to be cooked for longer time, as the chicken cooks faster in pot too...


Serve with Ghee rice, this ghee rice looks little different by color because I added one tomato to give a little red color.

White lamb Kurma with Ghee rice
The recipe for Ghee/Coconut rice, u can check it out in my older post.


Hope you enjoyed my both versions and I wish everyone a Happy Long weekend!

36 comments:

Andhra Flavors said...

white lamb kurma with ghee rice really mouthwatering.

meeso said...

Glad I stopped by your blog... These gravies look and sound soooo good! I am craving the lamb one now, which always happens when I see lamb!

Cham said...

Andra.Flavor Thank u for ur nice words
Meeso Glad u like it, lamb kurma is absolutely delicious with the combo of Ghee rice :)

kamala said...

Right now I am hungry cham.Coming over there to have my fav Ghee rice with kurma.Soooo delicious.

Cham said...

Kamala if u come here definetly u r going to make the ceylon parotha for me :)

Hetal said...

Hmmm...nice entry..

mitr_bayarea said...

Cham-

thanks for the veggie version of white gravy kurma.

Cham said...

Hetal Thanks
Mitr. Bay: i kept in mind my Vegeterian blog friends too :) The veg is really good !

Sunshinemom said...

The veggie version is exactly how my dad likes it too except that mom adds other veggies. I don't why I never tried them...good one.

vandana rajesh said...

the white kurma with the ghee rice looks real yumm....thanks for visitng my blog cham.

Uma said...

kurma made veg. and non-veg. Great Cham! You are so thoughtful! nice entry for the contest.

Suma Rajesh said...

hai cham....ur both veg and non veg looks delicious yaar....but i am gonna try chicken, instead of lamb...hope it does taste same as urs gravy....

Homecooked said...

Wow....both versions look so delicious! Love the colour and can just imagine the rich flavour.Nice entry.

Happy cook said...

Looks so delicious. Both the veg and the non.
My daughter too is leo

sireesha said...

The veg version of kurma looks yummy and delicious.Nice entry for the contest.
Thanks for visiting my blog.And I am in Pris only....

Swati Raman Garg said...

wowy what a post... i love d spread of spices for d gravy cham.. i will surely try this one...

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

WOW!... That was a nice kurma recipe. I also make it on the same way. But never tried with Lamb. Looks so delish!. Love it. Love the combo if ghee rice.

Medhaa said...

Hi,

Cham I was just leaving a message here and you sent a commet, this is why you always make my day, and also I was updating the post and yours a Yummy Blog too. I have bookmarked so many to try out. Like this one I just love this kurma and will cook this and let you know how it came out

Arundathi said...

what a great post - and thanks for incorporating the veggie version.

sra said...

The potato version looks especially tasty to me. May try it someday1

Purnima said...

Cham, the kurma (both versions) look delicious n make me hungry!!!

notyet100 said...

hi both version look tasty...me have cooked for the fortune thing..but stil have to post mybe to,orrow,..:-)

indosungod said...

Ooh! that Lamb Kurma has me drooling, have not cooked much with Lamb but maybe goat will work and for the ghee fried rice that looks so tasty.

Sagari said...

what a deleciousss gravies cham ,gonna try both for sure

sowmya said...

lovely gravy...thanks for the recipe...

Shubha Ravikoti said...

hey Cham I am a vegeetarian but ur white gravy recipe really is good. will try it in a vegetarian option...:) nice one

Seena said...

Now am forced to be a vegetarian, but I love the lamb kuruma with ghee rice.. :D

Swati: Sugarcraft India said...

Hi Cham..I am back after my short escapade..
The gravy looks delicious ..Thanks for the veggie version :))

Asha said...

Cham, so many Leos at one place. Do they all clash with such strong personalities? :D
White Kurma looks yum, will try, bookmarked!:)

Laavanya said...

I've always liked the white kurmas... and make mine with potato too.. Yours look totally delicious.

SASHREE said...

Hi Cham,theres an award waiting for u dear.I hope atleast by this time u even saw my blog n i received a comment from u :D...lol
U r such a sweet person to receive comments n always waiting for u

ranji said...

the kurma looks soooooo good especially with the rice..a perfect combo..i can imagine the taste :)

sireesha said...

There is award waiting for u @ my blog,i hope ull enjoy that.......
nice recipie.....

Cham said...

Sunshinemom:In tamil Nadu, white kurma is popular... I never tried with other veg
vandana Thanks
Uma: I just kept a veg version for my regular veg blogger like You Uma, it taste perfect with veg.
Suma: Chicken cooking time should be less, and the taste is same too :)
Homecooked : Thank u , very creamy and party dish
Happycook: Another leo...
Sireesha: Great to know that u r from Paris...
Swati: Got to try u will love it
Sukanya.Ram:Thank u
Medhaa: You always make my day too... Thank u 4 such a nice words, i will keep up
Arundathi,Sra,Purnima,Notye: Thank u
Indosungod:Goat works well too :)
Sagari, Sowmya,Subha:Thank u girls
Seena: oh no more non-veg recipes in ur blog?
Swati Sugar craft: thank u and welcome back
Asha: Till now no clashing...
Laavanya,Ranji, Sireesha: Thank u guys
Shashree: it was a long weekend, i woke up late ...

shriya said...

Cham thanks for entering into our contest. Good luck with your entry.

Laavanya said...

I just tried your potato-peas kurma this evening (used dried white peas) and we loved it! Thanks Cham.