Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Mushrooms & Peas Kurma

          Most of the days during the week, we have rotis or chappathis for dinner, and I have to come up with some side dish using any vegetable that's in hand. I had bought this pack of button mushrooms the previous day, I like to cook them when they are fresh and white and  since it's been a long time that I had cooked any kind of kurma, I made this one with the mushrooms. To add some color to the dish, I threw in some fresh green peas, the result was very satisfying, this goes well with any kind of bread or any pilaf or briyani..

Need To Have
Button Mushrooms - 200 gms, diced
Fresh Or Frozen Green Peas - 1/4 cup
Onion - 1 small chopped
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 teaspoon
Cinnamon - 1" piece
Curry Leaves - 10
Coriander Leaves - to garnish

To Grind
Onion - 1 small
Tomato - 1
Grated Coconut - 1 + 1/2 tablespoon
Cashews - 4
Fennel Seeds - 1 teaspoon
Grated Ginger - 1 tablespoon
Garlic - 5 cloves
Red Chilly Powder - 3/4 teaspoon

          Grind together all the ingredients given under to grind.

          Heat some oil, add the cinnamon piece, when it sizzles, add the chopped onion, saute till it turns pink. Then add the ground paste and turmeric powder and saute for about 5 minutes till the raw smell of onion, garlic and ginger goes away.

          Now add the mushrooms, mix and cook for 5 minutes, then add the green peas and the curry leaves, cover and cook for another 5 minutes. Remove, garnish with the coriander leaves and serve it warm with rotis or rice.

While sauteing the ground paste, if it sticks to the pan sprinkle some water and continue sauteing.
Can cook the green peas separately in the microwave and add it at the end to maintain its bright green color.
You can add more coconut to the paste to have a more rich kurma, I have limited it for a healthier version, but it still tasted good.
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  1. yummy and simple gravy

  2. one of my fav combo and looks adorable..

  3. Such a delicious and flavourful kurma, excellent side dish for rotis.

  4. super side dish for roti,looks very nice!!

  5. Delicious and flavorful kurma.. Perfect side dish for rotis..

    Divya's Culinary Journey

  6. Wondering some thing is missiong in my blog,then ur aroma of ur dish dragged me here ;)Spread aroma on my place too :)


  7. Delicious mushrooms and peas kuruma.

  8. Wonderful combo..mushroom ss my fav., nice pic!

  9. A very flavorful and delicious your pic

  10. interesting use of cashews hema ... what a nice combo of flavors.. i m sure roti eating would have been blissful

  11. This is a nice combination. And great one for rotis.

  12. A very nice combination and cashews will always enrich the taste!

  13. Great combination of ingredients! Would love to try it!

  14. Simply delicious & lovely blend of ingredients!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner