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Veg Korma

So I have been trying out recipes from the blog world. I trust them to be better than the recipes found on other sites.

I have to empty my fridge to defrost it. I had cauliflower, few green beans (french beans ), a brinjal (aubergine) and potato. I didn’t want to make a rice dish like pulav with it. So I searched online and found this recipe. It turned out yum 🙂 I did a few tweaks to suit my cooking but main procedure was the same.

Here’s how I prepared it.

Veggies you need
1 small Cauliflower cut into florets
1 medium aubergine(brinjal)
few green beans
1 medium potato
1 medium onion

For the sauce
3/4th can of Coconut milk ( I used Pride coconut milk)

10-12 cashew nuts (or more if you have)
1 and 1/2 tspn Ginger Garlic paste

1 tspn Garam masala
1/2 tspn turmeric powder
1/2 tspn chilli powder

4 green cardamoms
1 inch piece of cinnamon stick

1 tbspn Olive/Vegetable/Sunflower oil

Green coriander to garnish
Salt to taste

Recipe: Original recipe for the Veggie Korma can be found here.

I substituted cream or half and half for coconut milk as I had that at home. Also used a non-stick pan with lid.

1. Chop cauliflower into florets, cut potato and brinjal into cube. Cut french beans in half around (1.5 inch pieces)

2. Toast the cashew nuts in a non stick pan, till they are brown.

3. Blend the toasted cashew nuts with ginger garlic paste and 1 tbspn of water to a coarse paste. I had to add little bit more water, depends on the blender.

4. Heat oil in the non-stick pan and fry the onions till they are golden brown. Sprinkling little salt on them helps them cook faster.

5. Once the onions are sauteed add in the ground ginger-garlic-cashew paste and let it mix well. Keep on low flame throughout. As per the original recipe it’s for 5 mins. Depending on the onions and the amount being prepared this time can vary.

6. Add in cardomoms, cinammon and turmeric. Stir well.

7. Add the coconut milk. Remember to shake the coconut milk well before opening the can. Also still the milk with a spoon so that the milk is uniform and no lumps are present. Add about 3/4th cup of water and stir well. Bring this mixture to a boil on medium flame and simmer for about 5 mins.

8. Now add in garam masala, chilli powder and salt to taste. Stir well.

9. Add cauliflower and potatoes first as they need more time to cook. Cover and simmer for 5 mins. Add little bit more water if it’s getting dry.

10. Add in aubergine(brinjal) and green beans. Mix well and simmer for another 5-6 mins.

11. Simmer for few mins until the veggies are cooked.

Garnish with coriander (optional) and serve with naan/roti or rice. We had it with warmed tortilla.

This dish is cooked on a low flame which makes it very tasty. Enjoy this recipe from Dining Alone.


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Well.. I agree I am addicted to this wonderfully yummy dish! So this was the third batch in 2 weeks 😀

Some snaps:

Batter rolled into rounds
Take one ball, apply oil and roll into a thick puri
Deep fry the puri in oil till it turns brownish

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Had a sweet potato lying idle in my kitchen and dreams of eating these tasty nevryos which my mom makes!
So made an attempt to make them myself!

Followed the recipe from Ashwini’s blog and enjoyed!

Only changes were :
I used atta instead of maida and I forgot to cook the coconut mixture (called ‘chunn‘ in konkani)! But they still turned out tasty 🙂

Here are some snaps from the trials :
Batter and 1 nevri
Put the chun on the rolled batter and fold
Fry on the tava

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Don’t go by the name! I basically had a Maharashtra-Goa fusion lunch today 🙂

Here’s the menu:
Steamed white rice
Toor Dal Amti (Amti Masala from Nupur’s website)
Cauli Flower Rawa Phodi
Flower Phodi

And the Result : Maharashtrian Amti with Goan Cauliflower phodi 🙂

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I had been to Udupi a few weeks back. I had a taste of these mangalore buns for breakfast and could not stop eating them! They were so delicious and amazingly tasty!

So Last sunday I setup on a ‘google’-ing mission to hunt out the recipe.
First I tried Vee’s. (I had used baking powder here.) They turned out amazing and were really gobbled up within a few mins. Well and the poor me was left without any at the end.

So yesterday I had a few bananas’ so I setup on the mission to make some more.. for ofcourse the selfish me.. this time round I followed Ashwini’s recipe. (I used baking soda this time!)
So you know what was on my today’s breakfast menu!

Both the recipes are same.. and I loved the buns !!
(Sorry Rashmi, no snaps for this one! All were gobbled up ASAP!! But you can have a look at the nice snaps put up by Vee and Ashwini)

My only change was : I didn’t have yogurt so I added 2 tblspn curd beaten with a little water, a little less sugar and I used chapati flour ( no maida!) and ofcourse the variation with baking soda/powder.

Just make this easy buns and enjoy!

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