Thursday, May 26, 2011

Potato Kuruma for vegetable briyani

Do you sometimes crave for something simple yet classic? With very few basic ingretients that you could find in the pantry, you can have this classic potato kuruma in no time. This goes best with briyani. When I tasted this, it reminded me of the kuruma that used to be served in many Tamil weddings along with the vegetable briyani. 


1. Potatoes - 2
2. Onion - 1 finely chopped
3. Tomatoes - 2 small finely chopped
4. Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tablespoon
5. Oil - 2 tablespoons
6. Cardamom - 2
7. Cloves - 2
8. Cinnamon stick - 1 inch
9. Fennel seeds - 1 teaspoon
10. Coconut - 1/4 cup
11. Poppy seeds - 1 tablespoon
12. Cilantro - to garnish
13. Chilli powder - 2 teaspoons / per taste
14. Coriander powder - 2 teaspoons
15. Salt - per taste
16. Frozen/ fresh Peas - 1/2 cup


1. Boil the potatoes, peel the skin,chop it roughly and keep it aside.
2. Make a fine paste of coconut and poppy seeds adding little water.
3. In a hot pan, add oil and all the whole garam masala. Saute it for a couple of minutes till you get a nice aroma.
4. Now add onions and ginger garlic paste till the onions turn translucent.
5. Add tomatoes, salt and turmeric and let it cook till the tomatoes get soft and mushy.
6. Then add the chilli powder and coriander powder. Stir in the chopped potatoes ,peas and add 2 cups of water. Bring it to a boil.
7. Now add the coconut mixture and let it boil for 5 to 10 minutes till the kuruma thickens to the right consistency.

Garnish with cilantro and serve it with briyani.


  1. This is mouth watering recipe...I too make it in similar way..perfect with biryani/pulav n rotis ...looks truly inviting....

  2. looks super gorgeous and irresistible..yummy!!

  3. Slurp,mouthwatering here, kurma looks super delicious,fabulous pair to enjoy without any hesitation with rotis..

  4. I sometimes grind onion and tomatoes also .. looks yummy. Perfect for rice or rotis.


  5. Planning to do briyani this weekend... this sounds like a perfect side!!
    Event: Serve It-Chilled

  6. Kuruma with tempting..

  7. looks yummy....this kurma will go so well with chapathi too....:)

  8. I came to know that you love cooking and spending time in the kitchen through 'about me' section. And it is evident also Nice blog . Keep it up. Even this kurma looks very inviting.
    Keep in touch
    Hamaree Rasoi

  9. Can I come by your place to eat it, love the recipe :) The color of the gravy is so so appetizing!
    US Masala

  10. Thank you all.....
    @Aipi: Come home anytime.... I love having people at home.... But dont forget to bring your Tikka cHaat when you come home :-)

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  12. Mouthwatering recipe....
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  13. Lovely recipe. Looks delicious, yummy and tempting.

  14. Ahhh, looks it tastes delicious!!! Yummm ;)


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