Friday, May 13, 2011

#13 : Vegetable Kurma/Korma Masala - 3 PP per serving on Weight watchers

Hi all, first off I need to thank you all for the encouragement on my blog. Like I said, it makes me want to cook more! Good for the husband rite ;). Been busy this past week in trying to organize an upcoming party for my son’s first birthday and in trying to get back to the gym to shed may be a pound or two before the party. I am doubtful if I will be able to it, but a workout makes me happy so I will at least do so for the sake of it. With regards to cooking, I have been trying different things and also taking interest into baking, so you might find some bake time recipes soon here!!

Today I wanted to blog about yet another Indian favorite side – Vegetable “Kurma masala” which is also popularly known as “Korma Masala” around here. The goodness of vegetables and the flavor of spices is so intoxicating! Moreover,per weight watchers, this recipe has 3 Points Plus per serving(Serving size being 1 cup). The below serves 6 .

• Cumin – 1/4th tsp
• Cardamom – 3 no
• Clove – 2 no
• Cinnamon – ½ stick
• Bay leaf – 1 no
• Ginger/Garlic Paste -1 tsp
• Green Chilli/Jalapeno peppers – 3, sliced lengthwise
• Onion – 1 medium, sliced lengthwise
• Tomato – 3 small
• Turmeric – ¼ tsp
• Chilli powder -1/2 tsp
• Green Beans – 2 cups,diced
• Carrot – 1 small, diced
• Grean Peas – 1 cup
• Potato (Red) – 1 small, diced
• Cashew – 6 no
• Khus Khus - 1tsp soaked in water for 10 minutes
• Shredded Coconut -1/2 cup
• Salt to taste
• Oil – 1 tbsp
• Water – ½ cup

Method :
  1. Cook the vegetables (Beans,peas,carrot,potato) and keep aside. I usually combine them and cook in the pressure cooker for 1 whistle. You need to make sure they are not over cooked else they will end up being mashed.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and add the cumin seeds and the spices Рcumin,cardamom,clove,cinnamon,bayleaf and saut̩ for 10 seconds.
  3.  Add the onions, ginger garlic paste and green chillies/jalapenos . Saute until the onions are translucent.
  4. To this, add tomatoes , turmeric powder, chilli powder, salt and cook on medium flame. Let the tomatoes cook slowly and immerse in the flavor of the spices.
  5. Meanwhile, add the shredded coconut , cashews and the soaked khus khus to a food processor and grind to a smooth paste and keep aside.
  6. When the tomatoes are cooked, add the cooked vegetables along with any water it contains , the coconut/cashew paste and half cup of additional water if necessary.
  7. Mix them well and let it boil for a minute or 2 until the vegetables mix well and then remove from flame.
  8. Serve hot with white rice or Indian roti/chappathis.
I love it, yummy!!Hope you like it too!


  1. Same pinch .. I made kuruma today :) Looks delicious.


  2. sooper dooper dish..just i need rotis now to complete if off..:P
    Tasty Appetite

  3. A classic ~ perfectly recreated!
    US Masala

  4. I would totally love to scoop that up with some garlic naan...heavenly =)

  5. Hey dear first time here..u hv a bful blog with stunning pics..hope to hear a word from u too...korma looks so tempting ,feeling like grabbing all off ur srcreen..any leftovers pls.?..

  6. Nice.... Rathi.. Defintely following ur diest plan for weight reduction :) And Many wishes for kutti!