Monday, 22 August 2011

Mixed veg korma (Maami's Corner)

This is one dish that goes well with almost any cereal based item,eg. Chapati, poori, appam or pulao.

Mixed vegetables: 2 cups (carrot, peas, beans, potato & cauliflower)
Soya chunks: 1/2cup soak in hot water
Poppy seeds: 2 tsps (soak in 2 tbsps water)
Cashew nuts: 6
Coconut milk: 1/2cup thick
Onion: 2 chopped
Ginger-garlic-green chilli paste: 1 tbsp
Red chilli powder: 1/2tsp
Coriander powder: 1 tsp
Turmeric powder: 1/4tsp
Cardamom: 2
Cloves: 2
Cinnamon: small piece
Bay leaf: 1
Tomato: 2 chopped
Lime juice or curd: 1 tbsp
Oil: 2 tbsps
Salt to taste

Grind poppy seeds & cashew nuts in coconut milk & keep aside.
Cube potato, carrot. Cut beans into ½” piece & break cauliflower into florets.
Heat oil in a pressure cooker, add cardamom, cloves & cinnamon.
Now, add onions, fry till brown.
Put in the ginger-garlic- chilli paste.
Fry till fragrant.
The spice powders should go in next.
Before it burns put in chopped tomatoes & a little salt & sauté till it softens.
Now put in vegetables & 300 ml water.
Close cooker & cook for 1 whistle.
After steam goes, add ground paste & soya chunks.
Boil for 5 minutes, adjust salt, add lime or curd before taking off fire.

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