Friday, August 7, 2009

Chettinad Mushroom Kurma

Chettinad food is one of the spiciest, oiliest and most aromatic in India. Chettinad cuisine is characterized by liberal use of oil and spices. Most Chettinad dishes have generous amounts of peppercorn, cinnamon, bay leaves, cardamom, nutmeg, green and red chilies, etc. Some of the popular Chettinad dishes are varuval. poriyal, and kuzambu. I love chettinad dishes especially their peppery mushroom masala..I bought a box of fresh button mushrooms from my market and i really want to make out chettinad style kurma as side dish for chappathi...My next attempt goes to the famous vellai chettinad kurma with plenty of veggies..And coming to this chettinad mushroom kurma it has a subtle taste unlike most kurmas we make..its really delicious and tastes very different and delicious...Prefect pair and spicy side dish for rotis, pooris, flatbreads, naans, parathas and dosas...


1+1/2cups Mushroom (chopped)
1/2cup Onion(chopped)
1/2cup Tomato (chopped)
2nos Bayleaves
1/2tsp Cumin seeds
1/2tsp Fennel seeds
2nos Green chillies (slit opened)
1tsp Ginger-garlic paste
2tbsp Coriander leaves (chopped)
Salt
Oil

To Grind:
1/4cup Grated coconut
2nos Cloves
1no Cinnamon stick
2nos Dry red chillies
1tsp Poppy seeds
1tsp Black peppercorns
1tsp Coriander seeds

Grind all the ingredients from the list 'To Grind' as fine paste with enough water...Heat enough oil in a pan, splutter cumin seeds, fennel seeds, bay leaves and green chilies. Let it sizzle and then add chopped onions. Fry until its turns translucent and then add the ginger garlic paste, saute till the raw smell goes away. Add the chopped tomatoes and cook for few minutes, finally add the chopped mushroom pieces with salt and saute until the mushroom shrinks a bit..add a cup of water and cook in simmer for few minutes...

Add the grounded paste to the simmering gravy and cook until the oil get separated from the gravy...add finally the chopped coriander leaves and put off the stove..

Delicious side dish!

24 comments:

  1. wow priya mushrooms r my fav.....looks good with all tht fresh spice i am sure it would taste yum.

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  2. Wow,will surely try this Priya,looks spicy and perfect

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  3. Great kuruma with mushrooms,thanx for sharing...would be perfect with rice

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  4. Nice recipe. Will go great with chapathi.

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  5. Spicy and yummy mushroom kurma.

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  6. hmm..yummy priya..i jus made some chicken pepper chettinad..its truly spicy and rich..and with mushroom can imagine the flavour..!!

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  7. Wow,thats a spicy one Priya!I can try with some other veggie,coz I dont still cook Mushroom!

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  8. I love anything Chettinad though I ahven't treid that many dishes at home. This kurma looks greeat, Priya!

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  9. Sounds great and a mushroom lover like myself would be going back for seconds!

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  10. Mushroom is my fave too and i posted a mushroom dish in my blog too..uts look yummy and perfect entry for the event

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  11. yummy yummmy spicy spicy curry priya looks so mouthwatering.

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  12. Should have tasted delicious, with those spices in them. Nice one.

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  13. I have made Chettinad kurma with chicken and vegies but not with mushroom. Should try your recipe soon.

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  14. Spicy and yummy Mushroom kurma, would be great combo for jeera rice.

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  15. i love chettinadu varieties..ur kurma looks so yummy

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  16. yet another mushroom recipe to try.looks very delicious.

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  17. Yummy Kurma and perfect side dish for Chapathi!

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  18. i am not a big fan of mushroom but love the recipe for cuury base , i think i can make the same with any other veg combo..

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  19. the curry recipe is very good and looks delicious!

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  20. kalara po... vaasana thookardhu :)good to see you after a break. i am in chennai now.

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  21. Love chettinad dishes for its flavours and spices used, recently made a raw plantain curry chettinad style from Malar's blog:) shall try ur recipe too priya :)

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  22. I am a huge fan of spicy chettinad food, and your korma sounds like a must-try. Delicious, Priya!

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  23. Delicious recipe. Fennel seeds are very common, it is commonly found in kitchen. It adds flavours to dishes. It has many health benefits like, it act as mouth freshener, women who face irregularities in their periods felt effective cure by fennel seeds, it provides relief to strained eyes, gives soft and conditioned locks, healthy skin etc.

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