My hubby gets Indian food in his office canteen nowadays. It was a welcome change for the Indians in his office after having the available vegetarian options of stir fried rice or noodles or some partially cooked vegetables. So on the first few days, he used to send me the pictures of his food plate or the lunch menu etc. One day, he said that they served vegetable nilgiri kurma and it was quite good.The name was quite new to me. So I searched the net and got a few recipes of this kurma.
I made for my chapatis one night for dinner. So do try this one for a change from your usual side dishes. You will love it.
Recipe source- fortunecookingoil.com (with many changes)
Vegetable Nilgiri Kurma recipe - Side dish for chapatis or rice
To roast and grind(masala paste)
Cut the vegetables in equal sizes. Boil in water till its 3/4 cooked or you can also cook in a pressure cooker till slightly soft (just one whistle).
Heat a tablespoon of oil. Add the ingredients of the masala paste. Saute for 4-5 minutes.
Allow it to cool and grind it to a smooth paste adding few drops of water.
Heat the remaining oil. Add the onions and curry leaves. Saute till the onions turn translucent.
Add the masala paste. Saute for a minute.
Add the cooked vegetables followed by salt. Mix well.
Add the tomato puree. Stir well.
Add the chopped coriander and stir.
Add a glass of water. Cover with a lid and cook till the gravy thickens maybe for around 10 minutes. Sprinkle some garam masala and mix well.
Serve warm with chapatis or rice.