Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Mixed Veggies In Not So White-White Gravy and getting friendly with Peeli Mirch (yellow chili powder)

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Hi.
I post yet another simple curry, this particular curry has a diversified use, it can be used as a regular preparation or a party preparation. It will loved by the kids as it’s not high on spices and surely by elders as it’s creamy and flavorful. I have used mixed vegetables but Paneer/ Cottage Cheese tastes equally good in this gravy.
Why is this called a white gravy and why does the picture  not look so white?
When I planned making the curry I did not realize that I am short of green chilies so  I experimented with the YELLOW MIRCHI which I had purchased recently. Now the yellow mirch does not impart colour like the turmeric but it gives a light tinge of yellow and hence this colour. The mirchi is quite spicy and is used in making water for paani poori and is added to many curries. This is surely more expensive than the red chili powder and is not readily available every where.
This WHITE gravy uses boiled onions and boiled ginger and garlic, for sourness it uses yogurt instead of tomatoes and for richness and creaminess it uses cashew nuts. This  particular recipe does not use red chili powder instead uses green chilies. All these ingredients together impart the white colour to the gravy. It requires minimum sautéing and is made in no time. The flavouring is provided by whole spices and pounded coriander seeds. For more richness poppy seeds can also be used but I am happy using only cahew nuts.

Ingredients
2 small cauliflower cut into florets
2 potatoes cubed
1 carrot cubed
3 onions chopped
5-6 garlic pods
1” ginger piece
6-7 green chilies chopped ( I used 2 tsp yellow mirchi)
1-1/2 cup yogurt
7-8 cashew nuts
whole spices ( black cardamom, green cardamom, cinnamon, bay leaves)
2 tbsp pounded coriander seeds
salt to taste
and a mix of oil and ghee for cooking (one is free to use the ghee completely)
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Method
Boil together the onions, ginger and garlic, cool and then grind to a paste.
Grind together yogurt and cashew nuts.
Blanch the vegetables.
Heat oil and ghee mix and put the whole spices.
Now add the boiled onion paste and saute lightly on low flame for a minute. Do not let the curry turn brown. Add the green chilies ( I added yellow chili) and pounded coriander seeds.
Remove from fire and add the yogurt mix and keep stirring continuously to prevent curdling. Put it back on flame and season with some salt.
Add the blanched vegetables. If required add water and bring it to a boil. Simmer and cook on low flame till the ingredients blend with each other and the veggies are cooked.
This curry goes well with Naan, Paratha or Rice.
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35 comments:

Rach said...

This looks similar to the yogurt kuruma that I prepare. I add pinch of tumeric. But that idea of yellow mirchi is new for me ( due to its mild sweetness, I usually avoid it). Looks delicious :)

Asha said...

Love the color, very pretty, must look for it. I have a pack of Papad Karo, almost white but dangerously hot, almost scared to use it! :D

Shama Nagarajan said...

delicious yummy gravy

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Never tried with oiling onion & GG paste.must try ur version too.Excellent with peas pulao

Pavithra said...

Loved this kurma sooooooo much .. and wonderful combo with ghee rice.. now this is really making me drool.

Jay said...

so rich n creamy...ideal for roti n naan. cute click dear.

Rachana Kothari said...

Such a rich and creamy curry... delicious :)

Kairali sisters said...

Lovely step by step pics Pari..Idea of yellow mirchi is great..

Love
Kairali sisters

sowmya's creative saga said...

looks yumm..

meeso said...

Mmmm, looks delicious!

Priti said...

Nice recipe Pari...looks gud

AshKuku said...

I love to be served with veggies prepared this way... Very delectable..... Looks very very enticing & yum!!!! I never thought I could go Slurpee on a simple veggie gravy too.... ;-)

Ash...
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

Kiran said...

Delicious mixed veg curry.Never heard about yellow chillies.Got to look for them.

Panchpakwan said...

Looks delicious gravy..

Gita Jaishankar said...

Yello mirch sounds interesting Pari...ideal for white gravies like the white kurma I make...yours looks good...nice light yellow color...must be very tasty :)

Priya said...

Wat a beautiful white gravy, looks fantastic Pari..

Swathi said...

Pari,

Yellow mirchi in curry looks awesome. Rich and creamy curry. Nice one.

Arthi said...

Very interesting recipe. Sounds delicous. Nice detailed step by step clciks..

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

love the yummy sidh with a bful color

R said...

wow looks yummilicious :) had never heard of yellow mirch!!

Cham said...

I never seen yellow Mirchi, the kurma looks tasty !

PranisKitchen said...

really delicious curry.the yellow mirchi never bought or used the same..sure will try this..the curry taste and yellow color superb yarr

Gouri Guha said...

The mixed veggies...interesting recipe...looks yummy...

Rekha shoban said...

healthy kurma and love to eat with chapathi...gravy looks very thick and yummy!

jayasree said...

The idea of yello mirchi is interesting and is new to me. Never seen it before.

jeyashrisuresh said...

love the combo of ingredients. adding cashew and yogurt will surely give a yummy taste.

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

The curry looks simply great. Never made anything with yellow mirch so need to venture out :)

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear pari
How are you?
Very nice and a different dish for me. I must try soon...Thanks for sharing
Have a nice day
Ushnishda

Maria♥ said...

Hi Pari

Unfortunately I have some sad news about Rosie from Baking Cakes Galore, Rosie passed away yesterday. I have written up a tribute to her on my blog and I am asking everyone who knew her if they would please take some time to leave a comment. I will be printing off all the comments to pass onto her husband.

Thanks
Maria
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Mangala Bhat said...

wow! Kurmaa looks absoltly heaven ..I have never seen this yellow mirchi will definatly try this !

Angie's Recipes said...

Looks very soothing and appetizing.

Rach said...

BTW do u blog from gurgoan? or delhi?

Rajee said...

Lovely curry, almost like the traditional kurma sans the coconut. And I haven't used yellow mirchi yet but will try it soon.

AdukalaVishesham said...

Never heard of yellow mirchi before.. kurma looks very yummy.. we add coconut milk and no yogurt..

Yasmeen said...

laal or peeli,no curry of mine is complete without a spicy hot mirchi :D

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