Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Mushroom Kurma

For a non vegeterian converted into vegeterian like me , its really very tough to give up that non veg taste.And for me , the best substitutes are mushrooms and soya nuggets.But if you are a non vegeterian evnthough not a hard core , I would recommend you to substitute mushroom with chicken . That would be incredible.
Again a warning , This is one for a street food buff like me or who always ogled at them but restrained from eating only on hygenic point of view, then this one is a sure try. I dont know why I always like eating at street food licking my fingers more than some food in a posh restaurant with spoons and forks . I probably was a dog in the last birth , the impact still hangers in this birth as well I guess.
Back in native, the only outside food allowed at home is parotta, apparently because Karur is known for its parotta accompanied with this luscious kozhambu. Being in bangalore, getting a parotta itself is a big deal , leave alone this scrumptious kurma accompaniment and since me having used to this non veg kurma , I am not able to accustom to the vegetable kurma provided at hotel . They are too very vegetiranish . So, I tried this substituting with mushrooms and it turned out as good as I get in Karur.
This parotta has a special style of eating as well.Please get to the last para to know how to eat this .:D ..



Let me get into the recipe :

Ingredients :
  1. Mushroom - 200 gms
  2. Bay leaf - 1
  3. Onion - 2 nos.
  4. Tomato - 1
  5. Ginger and garlic paste - 1 tsp.
  6. Coconut scrapped - 1 cup
  7. Everest Sabzi/chicken masala - 3 tsp.
  8. Coriander powder - 2 tsp.
  9. Chilli powder - 2 tsp.
  10. Salt to taste
  11. Oil - 3 tsp.
Method :
  1. Heat a pan and oil , once oil is hot enough add bay leaf and onion , fry onion untill it turns golden brown.
  2. Then add ginger garlic paste and saute for few seconds.
  3. Add mushroom and fry for a minute.
  4. Now add tomato , all masala powder and salt and fry until oil leaves on its sides.
  5. Grind scrapped coconut and add it to the above mixture and add enough water and boil it nicely.
  6. Consistency of the kurma is to be really thin , so that parotta gets soaked up well.

How to eat :
  1. Tear the parotta into small pieces and then pour this kurma enough to soak those pieces well . Let it soak for a minute and then just binge on this .
This is the only food in the world which i never get bored of . Its really hard to keep up with your diet plan if you get a craving for parotta. Trust me I will have to run 20 mins more next day to even up for this binge.

49 comments:

Geetha Achal said...

மஷ்ரூம் குருமா மிகவும் சூப்பர்ப்...அருமை...

Hari Chandana said...

Yummyy.. thanks for the recipe.. :)

TREAT AND TRICK said...

This is really delicious dear, thanks for letting us know how to eat the parotta....

Jay said...

Wow Pavithra,
Fab recipe with lovely presentation..!

Uma said...

pouring kurma over paratha sounds interesting..
yummy curry!

Anuradha Jayaseelan said...

hahaha, pavithra, i enjoyed reading your post than the recipe :) i havent cooked mushrooms yet. Will start cooking them soon :)

Gulmohar said...

That sounds so flavorful and delicious..no wonder, you never get tired of it....

PranisKitchen said...

pavitra so u r having mushroom as chicken..ya the texture is some what same na..
deicious kurma..the soaking of paratha on this kurma really good one..liked the last picture.

Chitra said...

Torn the parotta into small pieces and then pour this kurma enough to soak those pieces well . Let in soak for a minute and then just binge on this .


......mouth-watering..... :-)

Mahi said...

Looks great Pavithra! want to grab the parotta&kurma plate! :)

Swathi said...

Pavi, mushroom kurma looks really good. it is easy to make too.

Yummy Team said...

Wonderful kurma, Pavithra..Thanks for sharing this great recipe..

Cham said...

LOL dog in last birth? Hahaha, so it is a chalna recipe?? I am die hard fan of parotta chalna and tried many versions, I will try this one too... Hmm probably NV :)

Nostalgia said...

Hm.. something like kottu parotta I guess. Some of the street food is just too good to pass. You are not the only one, if its any solace. :)

SS said...

Your writeups are really cute! :) I have only recently heard of parotta and kurma. Looks amazing and sounds yum! :) Cheers!

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

spicy and easy musht=room korma recipe...droolworhty..nice pics

Kiran said...

Wow a very delicious mushroom kurma.
Parotta with this kurma looks very delicious.

asiya omar said...

parota kurma is almost favourite for all.looks delicious.

Krishnaveni said...

delicious kurma looks beautiful. nice click too

Sushma Mallya said...

Easy and delicious ..would love to try this with chicken if you say so

AshKuku said...

That is one thing, that mom did mostly with the left overs.... Tore the roti or something called as kori rotti from Mangalore, soaked in any of the left over gravies & she fed us all with it..... Tasted very DIVINE, because it even included the taste of mom's hands..... Your prep reminded me of that.... :-)

Ash...
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

Vinolia said...

mushroom parotta looks excellent Pavithra!! must have been great with the parotta, nice idea !!!

SathyaSridhar said...

Pavi,,kuruma super ah irukku athuvum how to eat demo with parotta ennala thaanga mudiala innaiku ithoeda 3 vathu post parotta va kaati kaati enna echil orra vekarenga,,inga parota vae kidaikathu enakku athuna rombha pidikkum naanum ipdi thaan nalla parotta va kuruma la orra vechu nalla saaptuduven..

An Open Book said...

This is def a must try..i am all game for trying out new and innovative recipes like this...good going :)

Life is beautiful!!! said...

Pavithra...I agree with you that posh restaurant foods can never compete with street food :) The last picture just yummilicious :) Only people who have enjoyed that combo will understand that...nice post :)

Mrs.Menagasathia said...

வாவ்வ்வ் குருமா மிக அருமையாக இருக்கு,இப்பவே செய்து சாப்பிடனும் போல் இருக்கு....

Sarah Naveen said...

My Fav..looks so yummy!!

Gita Jaishankar said...

Wow kurma looks so inviting with the parottas all soaked up in that yummy goodness :) Great post dear :)

Pavithra said...

I love street foods nothing star hotel can beat its taste... mushroom kuruma looks sooooo yummy... mouthwatering and really tempting...

San said...

Yummylicious mushroom kurma pavithra.Cannot resist its combo with paratha.You have a beautiful space.Following you.

GayathriRaj said...

Hey thats so nice of u...i just loved the cooomments in my blog and for viewing all the posts frm beginning...thanku so much...
And coming to ur recipe im a person you are telling abt that i eat non veg but not a fan for it...so i need to surely try with this dish as im a fan for mushrooms too....thanku so much for such valuable time for my blog...

arthi said...

love mushrooms...wonderful combo!!

Arthi said...

Mushroom korma looks sooo perfect and delicious. Never used mushroom in korma but after seeing yours am gonna try it. Lovely presentation.

Sadhana said...

Looks fantastic. Very nice combo and loved the way you wrote.

Padma said...

I too agree with you ... we never get parottas in B'lore like the ones we get in Tamilnadu.
Nice kurma. Perfect with parathas/chapathis.

Melissa said...

I'm not into veg but this is a good trick. Yes, nothing can compare the taste of street food.

AdukalaVishesham said...

that looks delicious... and as everyone said loved your write up and how to eat pic... nice recipe..

Megan said...

i need to surely try with this dish as i am a fan for mushrooms too...thanx so much for such valuable time for my blog. keep it up.

Victoria said...

Easy & delicious would definitely try this at home. thanks for the recipe.

Diane said...

Ohh! I just love korma. Your recipe is looking so delicious, I will try this at home. Thanks for sharing.

Lynn said...

I like what you said on your blog post. I'd like to try that kind of recipes. Thank you for sharing your idea.

Jane said...

This is very good, but very mild, I made it as directed but there was no sense of curry, it was more of a very nice kurma! So we really enjoyed it

Kayla said...

I agree with you that posh restaurant foods can never compete with street food :) The last picture just yummilicious, thanx for posting.

Katie said...

Sounds interesting huh? I like it..I'm going to try this one..Thanks for posting.

jillian said...

I love the stuff....but I don't know if I believe the nutrition facts on the bag. It is apparently low sugar and fat too! It's too good to be true! Before I go overboard with the stuff, I have to be sure. I buy the M&M&M products Kurma in 2 oz.

Jean said...

Yummy, I have only recently heard of parotta and kurma. Looks amazing and sounds yum! anyway thanx for all this.

Christy said...

I am die hard fan of Pavarotti Shalna and tried many versions, I will try this one too, thanx for the idea for making this recipe.

Jennifer said...

Love your recipe, thanx for the share, looking forward.

Brittany said...

Love your recipe, thanx for the share.