Saturday, August 4, 2012

How to make masala kurma for idli and dosa - Recipe for south-indian masala kurma for idlis and dosas

This masala kurma is a very good combination for idly and dosa. My mother-in-law prepares this kurma pretty often. My husband loves this kurma along with idli or dosa. Let us see how to make this kurma.


1. Onion - 1 medium (cut in length wise)
2. Tomato - 4 (chopped)
3. Mint - 1 handful
4. Coconut (grated) - 5 tsps
5. Poppy seeds - 1/4 tsp
6. Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
7. Coriander (daniya) powder - 1 tsp
8. Green chillies - 4 nos
9. Whole garam masala -cloves, cinnamon, bay leaves,  cardamom)
10. Fennel seeds - 1/2 tsp
11. Roasted bengal grams(pottu kadalai) - 2 tsp
12. Salt to taste
13. Curry and coriander leaves - some
14. Oil - 3 tsp

Method of preparation

1. Take a mixi bowl, add the coconut, poppy seeds, roasted chickpeas, 1/4 tsp of fennel seeds, green chilly. Grind them nicely. Once done , keep them aside.
2. Heat 3 tsp of oil in medium pan and add the whole garam masala,& fenel seeds Once wholemasala fried in a oil, add onion. Fry onion until it gets soft. After this add the ginger garlic paste and fry it for a minute. Then add mint leaves. Stir it well and cook for a minute.
3. Now add tomatoes and make the tomatoes to get soft. After this, add coriander powder & turmeric powder, salt and mix it well. Cook this mixture until raw smell goes off.
4. Now add the grinded coconut into the mixture and mix it nicely. If kurma is so thick then add some water and stir it well. Cook this mixture for about 10 mins in a medium flame. Once its done, add the curry and coriander leaves. Take it off from stove.

That's it mouthwater idly masala kurma is ready!!

We have already provided recipes for idly and dosa batter in TanishKitchen.
Idli Batter - Click here for the idli batter recipe.
Dosa Batter - Click here for the dosa batter recipe.

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