Kuruma is basically a gravy dish and often includes coconut and is served with rotis, dosai, idli and so on. Sometimes cashews are also added for the richness. While browsing through one of my cookbooks, I came across the recipe for peas kuruma. I decided to try the same with snow peas and soya chunks. This was a welcome change to the usual snow peas stir fry that I normally do and we had it with rotis. Recipe adapted from Chef Damu cookbook.
Rich gravy with snow peas and soya chunks.
- For Masala - 1
- cilantro - 1/2 cup (packed)
- garlic - 5 cloves
- green chilly - 4 - 5 (use more or less depending on how much heat is needed)
- coriander seeds - 2 tbsp
- For Masala - 2
- cashews - 10
- coconut - 2 tbsp
- For Kuruma
- oil - 1 tbsp
- cloves - 2
- cinnamon - small piece
- onion - 1.5 cups - chopped
- tomatoes - 1 cup - chopped
- snow peas - 1 3/4 - 2 cups
- soya chunks - 1 cup
- salt - to taste
- turmeric - a pinch
- yogurt - 1/2 cup
Homemade yogurt can be made following this link
- cilantro - to garnish
Add soya chunks to boiling water and let it remain for a few minutes. Remove from hot water, wash and squeeze out the excess water. Keep aside.
Fry the coriander seeds alone and let it cool. Grind with cilantro, garlic and green chilly and keep aside.
Grind cashews and coconut and keep aside.
Heat oil and add cloves, cinnamon and onion. When onions are cooked add the tomatoes. Cook until tomatoes turn mushy. Next add masala 1 and saute for a few minutes.
Add soya chunks, snow peas and cashew paste and mix well. Next add 1.5 cups water, salt and turmeric.
Bring to a boil and simmer until the vegetables are cooked. Allow to cool and add yogurt. Mix well and garnish with cilantro. Serve with rice or rotis.
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1. Add soya chunks to boiling water and let it remain for a few minutes. Remove from hot water, wash and squeeze out the excess water. Keep aside.2. Masala 1: Fry the coriander seeds alone. Allow to cool.3. Take coriander seeds with cilantro, garlic and green chilly in a blender.4. Grind to paste. Keep aside.5. Masala 2: Take cashews and coconut in a blender.6. Blend well.7. Heat oil. Add cloves, cinnamon and onions.8. Saute until onions are cooked.9. Add tomatoes.10. Saute until tomatoes turn mushy.11. Add masala 1. (Green paste)12. Saute for a few minutes.13. Add soya chunks, snow peas and cashew paste.14. Add about 1.5 cups water, salt and turmeric.15. Bring to a boil and simmer until the vegetables are cooked.16. Vegetables are cooked. Allow to cool.17. Add yogurt.18. Garnish with cilantro.
Tasty kuruma ready.Enjoy!
Linking to DIO – Onion and Chillies hosted by Krithi.