Thengai Paal Kurma Recipe - Mixed Vegetables In Coconut Gravy
Give this delicious Thengai Paal Kurma Recipe a try. It's packed with flavors from the spices of cardamom, cinnamon and other spices. It makes a great side dish along with Parotta, chapathi or Idiyappam and can be had for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Thengai Paal Kurma Recipe is often known as Vellai Kurma and is commonly known curry in chettinad area. Tender vegetables like cauliflower, potato and peas are cooked with green chillies and coconut milk. This can be prepared in few minutes and green chilies are enough for the spiciness. The addition of coconut milk adds a creamy texture and rich flavour to the gravy. Coconut milk is the only thickening agent in the curry. Potatoes also give this Thengai Paal Kurma a little volume.
If you like this recipe, you can also try other similar recipes such as
- 2 Potato (Aloo)
- 1/2 cup Green peas (Matar)
- 1 cup Cauliflower (gobi) , florets
- 1 Onion , chopped
- 3 to 4 Green Chillies , slit vertically (adjust the number of chilies according to your spice level)
- 1 inch Cinnamon Stick (Dalchini)
- 3 Cardamom (Elaichi) Pods/Seeds
- 3 Cloves (Laung)
- 1 Bay leaf (tej patta)
- 1 tablespoon Ghee , oil
- 1 cup Coconut milk , thick
- Salt , as required
How to make Thengai Paal Kurma Recipe - Mixed Vegetables In Coconut Gravy
To begin making the Thengai Paal Kurma Recipe, pressure cook the potatoes for two whistles and cut them into small cubes.
Steam the cauliflower florets and peas and keep them aside.
Heat ghee/oil in a kadai/wok and once the oil is hot add cinnamon, cardamom, cloves and bay leaf . Saute for a few seconds till the aromas are released.
Once done add onion,chilies and cook until onions become transparent.
After the onions have become transparent add the cooked potatoes, cauliflower florets and peas.
Add salt and a cup of water. Once the water starts boiling, add thick coconut milk and cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes.
Adjust coconut milk according to suit your taste. If the gravy is too watery you can mash a few pieces of potato in the gravy to make the gravy thicker.
Once the gravy has reached the desired consistency turn off the heat and transfer the Thengai Paal Kurma into a serving bowl and serve.
Karthika Gopalakrishnan is a software Engineer by Profession. Being a foodie from childhood, she loves to immerse herself in the aroma of spices and their delicacies. According to her, cooking is a therapy which unwinds the hassles and bustles of a day. As said, the easiest way to enter into the heart of a person is through his food, she loves to bring a unique flavor of every recipe with right composition of spices and love.