Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Nilgiri Potato Kurma

Delicious side dish which suits prefectly for rotis as well as gravy for rice, i prepared this kurma as Nilgiri kurma using spice paste prepared with mint leaves, coriander leaves, green chillies,coconut and poppyseeds..This kurma looks green in colour and tastes truly tremendous when they served with anything, u can make this kurma either with mixed veggies or with chicken or else with lamb, but i went for a simple version using potatoes..Its seems this recipe is originated from the Nilgiri tribes who make their dishes using fresh green herbs from the hills..Most of us know about Nilgiri hills, they are well known for their greeneries, fresh herbs and for their mountains..This kurma will be super spicy and hot, they goes prefect along with naan,parottas and chappathis..

Potato Kurma

3nos Potatoes (cubed)
1no Onion (chopped)
1tsp Ginger garlic paste
1no Tomato
2nos Whole spices (bayleaves, cloves, cinnamon stick,anise)
1tsp Fennel seeds
Few curry leaves
Oil
Salt

To Grind:
1/4cup Mint leaves
1/4cup Coriander leaves
3nos Green chillies
1/4cup Coconut
1tsp Peppercorns

Grind all the ingredients given under list 'to grind' everything as fine paste..Keep aside..Heat enough oil, fry the whole spices, fennel seeds,curry leaves, add immediately the chopped onions,ginger garlic paste and salt, sauté everything for few minutes until the raw smell goes away, add now the chopped tomatoes,sauté for few minutes, finally add the grounded paste, stir in for few minutes..Add the cubed potatoes, enough water, cook everything in medium flame until the veggies get cooked well..

Serve hot as side dish..

62 comments:

  1. kurma looks yummy dear...
    will soon give a try :)

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  2. Looks good Priya..but any idea on why is it called nilgiri?

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  3. I love potatoes...great combination with mint and coconut:)

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  4. Ummm looks yummy perfect with hot parathas....

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  5. Love the mint addition in this Kurma. I am definitely going to try this one!!

    Gayu
    http://ensamayalarangam.blogspot.com

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  6. this looks exotic priya- really nice!

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  7. Wow this is so unique... loved the name too

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  8. Lovely kurma...love all the ingredients tat went in..

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  9. wow!!! mouthwatering. will try this too:-)

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  10. Simply mouthwatering-I just love kurma :)

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  11. A very tempting curry! Potatoes are my all-time favourite and I am nearly drooling in front of my screen! :-)

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  12. This is a nice Kurma Priya...Will bookmark it & try it out soon!!!

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  13. delicious looking kurma...."nilgiris" very close to my heart and my native..lovely..
    Reva

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  14. kurma looks super delicious and yummy...

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  15. Hey,

    Yummy potato kurma...:)Mouth watering dear...:)

    Dr.Sameena@

    http://www.myeasytocookrecies.blogspot.com/

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  16. This looks so so good, I am sue bookmarking this curry.

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  17. Priya this looks delicious....bookmarked

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  18. This looks delicious. Would like to try this someday. Thanks for sharing.

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  19. Lovely kurma....why is it called Nilgiri? Is that where it originated?

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  20. innovative and colorful kurma!

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  21. so tempting dish...thanks for sharing...

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  22. a dish made out of potatoes can never go wrong. lovely combination of coconut and mint leaves

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  23. Thanks friends..

    @Srivalli & Jayashree, since Nilgiri is referred to its greeneries,this kurma is called as though coz of its green colour..Hope i cleared ur doubt gals..

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  24. Hi Priya, hru doing there?

    Kurma looks absolutely delicious dear! I wanna have some now ;)

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  25. the kurma look awesome dear...tooo yumm!

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  26. Creamy and delicious kurma..looks so inviting.

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  27. perfect kurma....looks totally delish!

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  28. Very yummy and delicious kuruma with nilgiri potatoes...

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  29. That sounds different and delicious... bookmarking to try.

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  30. What a potato dish Priya.Love Love the use of mint in the gravy.Thanks so much for sharing!

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  31. One of my Favorite gravy..& almost forgot this, Thanks for remainding me...

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  32. nice variation to the regular kurma!

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  33. I love anything made with potatoes. This sounds delicious. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  34. Awesome combo of spices..kurma looks DELICIOUS!


    US Masala

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  35. Wow!! This potato kurma looks so very flavourful and tempting.

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  36. HI Priya,
    lovely name, and yummy kurma. I missed joining you all here. HOpe for the next one.

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  37. Nilgiri Kurma looks delicious Priya.

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  38. Simply irresistible and mouthwatering potato kurma.

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  39. Wow... lov the smell of mint... Delicious and yummy I would say...

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  40. Ahhaa..I love this kurma priya..blend of mint and coriander leaves..chanceless..I don't get to make this often as my hubby is against mint leaves..:( but I'm gonna try 2 of ur recipes sooon..Mint egg curry and this kurma..

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  41. delicious kurma...love the color... yum yum yum!

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  42. Yummy,I love the mention of hot & spicy.This looks and sounds so delicious,and I always have all these ingredients along with potoatos and the chicken too in the freezer.So this is on my list already:)

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  43. i just want rumali roti with this kurma :)

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  44. yummy potato kurma...love to have it with pooris! :)

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