Straight from Uma's Kitchen

Straight from Uma's Kitchen

Nilgiri Green Kurma

Nilgiri Green Kurma 

Nilgiri Green Kurma

Nilgiri is located in Southern part of India. Nilgiris Mountains refers to the greenery.

In another word Green kurma /Nilgiri kurma is made with fresh herbs to give a green hue and Aroma.

We can Use this Same recipe for both Veg or Non-veg (especially with Chicken ).Both are equally good in taste.

Nilgiri Veg/ Non-Veg Kurma Recipe

Cuisine: Nigiri/Tamil Nadu

Preparation Time: 10 Minutes

Cooking Time : 20 Minutes

Serves: 4-5 persons
Ingredients:

Mixed Vegetables (washed)- 1 cup
(carrot,Bush Beans,Turnip,potato,Fresh Pees/Frozen Pees, Soya Chunks)

Large onions,Roughly chopped-2

Ginger-1 inch

Garlic -10 Numbers

Cinnamon- 1 inch

Cardamoms-3

Cloves-3

Grated fresh coconut-6-7 tbsp

White poppy seeds-1 tsp

Coriander leaves- 1 bunch

Mint Leaves-1 Bunch

Green Chilli- 3 or 4

Lemon -1

Turmeric powder- 1 pinch

Salt- to taste

Ghee- 2 tsp

Cashew nuts-5 (optional)

Preparation Method :

Heat Ghee in a heavy bottomed vessel/cooker, Add the chinnamon,cardamoms.cloves fry it for five minutes .

Add chopped onions and fry till transparent. Add ginger & garlic and saute for 3 minutes.

Add green chillies along with Mint and coriander leaves. satue for 5 minutes .

Switch off the burner and transfer all in to a Mixie jar grind to paste

In that same vessel/cooker add all the vegitables saute for 5 minutes in a low flame .

Add the ground paste and cook over medium heat for 7-8 minutes.

Add pinch of turmeric powder

Add Salt to taste

Add 1 cup of water and cook with lid on simmer till the vegitables are cooked well .

Finally grind the coconut and poppy seeds and make a fine paste .

(cashews are optional .If you like you can add cashews also)

Add that paste in to that gravy .

Allow it to boil for 2 minutes

Finally add the lemon juice in to that gravy and switch off the flame .

Transfer it in to a serving bowl and granishing with fresh mint and coriander.
You can also use the same method of preparation for chicken .



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