Royal Kurma within one Shitti (whistle)
I have got a vast list of Bookmarks which I have planned to try out sometime or later, so I loved the idea of browsing through my bookmark folder to search for something that used Cooker – Yes you guessed it right this was for Nupur’s Blog Bite event!
So the first one to pop up was Raaji’s Vegetable Kurma – When I was a newbie in this blogging world I used to dribble over some blogs snaps and just hoping I will prepare these dishes soon. Raks Kitchen is one of such a stirring blog for many amateurs like Me. She not only gives the ingredient list in a table format which is quite easy to grasp but her step wise snaps bestows all. You don’t have to think much as to what next??
Whenever I had mix of all veggies I always planned to prepare this but used to miss on something or other; and thanks to lazy me even this time I forgot “Gram Dal” from the “To Grind” list, and this I realized while posting this, else Me and The Foodie were overwhelmed with this Royal Sabzi and Thanks to Raaji this dish has been honored a position in our most reliable Guest “Carte du jour”.
Using Pressure Cooker just follow the following three major steps;
- To temper: Add the tempering stuffs Elachi, Clove, Cinnamon, Bay leaf and Jeera . Once they splutter add Curry Leaves follow by Onion + ginger garlic paste. Once sautéed add tomatoes followed by turmeric powder + red chilli powder + garam masala + salt and the grinded masala mentioned below.
- To grind: Make a fine paste of Coconut + Fennel + Khus khus + cashew nuts + gram dal – Add to the mix above and fry till it gives out oil.
- Veggies to be added: Add all the finely chopped mix vegetables that you want – I used cauliflower +carrot +peas + French beans. Add water so that this lightly covers up the veggies. Then Pressure cook till one whistle of medium flame. Once this cools down and if there is excess water then simmer till the vegetables become semi dry.
Done! Garnish with coriander leaves and enjoy with hot rotis or rice!
Kitchen Property :
I had started disclosing my property details with my juicer, so after about a quarter lets show off one of my most versatile appliance – Pressure Cooker. Currently I have couple of them – the smaller one was bought when I used to stay with my cousin roomie and the other one was well deserved Mom’s Gift after marriage – yes most useful Dahej :P
The smaller one is used only for Rice and Dal but the smarter and the bigger one goes off well with Idlis – Dhoklas to huge quantity of meals for guests. Would love to know about your most precious kitchen property :)