Sunday, November 10, 2013

Chapati Kurma Recipe-Mixed Vegetable Kurma-Chappati Kurma (South Indian style)

This mixed vegetable kurma/veg kurma is a great side dish for chapati, parotta and poori. It is easy to prepare and tastes delicious. This kurma is very popular in South Indian hotels and is usually served with chapati and hence the name "chapati kurma"(I presume).Today we will learn how to make chapati kurma/veg kurma following this simple recipe with step wise pictures.

vegetable kurma

How to make Chapati Kurma (South Indian style)

Prep time -under 15 mins
Cook time -under 20 mins
Serves -3-4

Ingredients needed

Onion - 1 chopped finely
Tomato -1 chopped
Ginger garlic paste - 1 1/2 tsp
Green chilli -1-2
Turmeric powder -1/4 tsp
Sambar powder - 2 tsp


Cauliflower florets -1 cup (blanched)
Green peas - 1/4 cup
Carrot -1
Beans - 5-6
Potato -medium size -1

Masala paste for the kurma

Grated coconut -1/2 cup
Fennel seeds (saunf/sombu)- 1 tsp
Chutney kadalai (pottu kadalai/roasted gram dal) - 1 tbsp
Cashew nuts - 2-3

For the seasoning

Oil - 1 tbsp
Cloves -2
Cinnamon - 1 inch piece

For garnishing 

Coriander leaves finely chopped


Grind coconut, fennel seeds,chutney kadalai and cashew nuts to a smooth paste. Keep it aside.

Cut the vegetables into medium sized pieces.(carrot, beans, potato)

Grind chilli with ginger garlic paste or slit it and add it with onions.

Blanch cauliflower -Wash and cut it into florets and put it in hot water with a little salt. Drain the water after 10 minutes and keep it aside.


Heat oil in a kadai/pan, add cloves and cinnamon, saute for 2-3 seconds and add chopped onions. Saute until onions turn transparent.

Add ginger garlic chilli paste and saute for a few more minutes until the raw flavor of the ginger goes.

Add chopped tomatoes, turmeric powder, sambar powder and cook for a few minutes until the tomatoes become soft.

preparing mixed veg kurma

Add all the vegetables, 1/4 cup of water, salt needed and cook covered until the vegetables are soft. (Since I prepared it in a pressure pan, I pressure cooked for 1 whistle and opened it after 5 minutes.If the pressure has not subsided, you can pour 1/2 cup of water on top of the cooker to release the pressure and then open it. Take care, if cooking in the pressure cooker as the vegetables should not be mushy).

vegetable kurma-South Indian style

Once the vegetables are cooked, add the ground coconut paste, water needed and cook in medium flame for 5 minutes. The kurma should not be too thick nor too watery, so add water accordingly.

chapati kurma

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve as a side dish for chapati or poori or parotta.

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  1. I will be always searching for chapthi side dishes. This is very useful. Thanks for sharing.

  2. excellent dish for chappathi/poori...enjoyed very well...sriram

  3. all ur receipes are very good and tasting well i have been trying all ur receipes thanks

  4. This particular Kurma recepie you have posted is the best and quick one. i have tried it many times and always it was excellent and very quick to make without lot of hassles. Thanks for the recepie.

  5. Yeah today i also tried it and i think it is having excellent taste and easy to cook .

  6. Yes,It's easy.I got new tips from this Dish.
    Thank you.

  7. I made this Kurma today for my mother and it turned out very well. I have also used your Rasam, Sambhar and Brinjal curry recipes all with great success. Eager to try out some more...

  8. Excellent recipe,easy to cook.really enjoyed.thank you so much....

  9. Awesome add a twist always like the use of pottu kadalai here!

  10. Hi padhu well I hav seen so many blogs n all but ur blog is too simple n very helpfull.its very easy to follow n ppl who cant cook also can cook ur dishes with great success..awesome blog really helpful...Thank you soo much.

  11. Can we use amchur pwdr instead of tomato? N can I avoid cauliflour.?

    1. You can omit cauliflower if you do not like it. Tomato gives a nice taste to this kurma. You can make it without tomato also.

  12. Awesome recipe! My husband, kids and I loved it.. I was very happy since it's very hard to try new with my husband as he is very picky .. He loved this! Thanks for sharing..

  13. Padhu, the recipe is simply yumm.. Nothing can beat your ingredients and easy way of cooking delicious food.. Kudos!!

  14. Can u post some more gravy receipes which can be served with chapathi or poori

  15. Very good recipe. Made kurma for the first time and liked it very much. Earlier used to think that we get good kurma only in hotels.

  16. Hi...
    Instead of sambar powder..can we substitute with chilli and coriander powder..if many tsp..

    1. Add chilli powder according to your taste. Coriander powder - you can add 1 1/2 tsp.If you have sambar podi, use that otherwise use chilli powder and coriander powder.

  17. I tried this recipe... It's easy and tasty... Thank you so much for sharing...

  18. I tried it today and came very and my husband liked it ..simple and nice recipe..

  19. Very simple but superb taste recipe. Now kurma has been one of my regular dish nd loved by my family members too
    Thanks a lot for Padhu

  20. hi padhu hope you are ikeeping good health and high spirits. I have made veg kurma earlier. But this kurma tasted awesome. it's very easy to prepare and delicious. same like they make in hotel. superb. my hubby and children liked it very much.

  21. Hi padhu, did it today and came out very well. simple and easy recipe. Thanks a lot. vasumathy


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