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Vegetable Qurma

For the basic Qurma Paste:
1 tbsp Cashews + 1 tbsp White Til (sesame seeds) + 1small piece of coconut
OR
1 tbsp Peanuts + 1 tbsp Khus Khus + 1 small piececoconut
Blitz the above ingredients with a little water, to form a thick paste.
This paste can be frozen in an airtight container for 1
week.
Ingredients for the Qurma:
1 large onion, half of it sliced lengthwise, and theother half, grated
Ginger-garlic paste, 1 tsp
Half a small tomato, chopped very fine
Green Chilly 1-2
2 Tsps Curd
Turmeric, ½ tsp, Red Mirchi Powder, 1 tsp, Salt, to taste
Vegetables, as desired (the options are, peas,
potatoes(boiled), capsicum, paneer)
(The unusual combination of drumsticks and
boiled eggs tastes great too)
If using peas and drumsticks, boil them separately and then add.
Method:
Heat oil, add the grated onion along with the ginger-garlic paste, and slit green chillies.
Fry till it emits an aroma and starts browning slightly.
Add tomatoes and fry.
To this add the sliced onions and sauté them.
Add 3-4 tbsps of the Qurma Paste and mix well,adding salt, red mirchi powder and the Turmeric to it.
Slowly add water (2-3cups) stirring all the while.
Add the curd and keep stirring.
After the first boil, add the vegetables, cover and cook for a while, or until it thickens to a gravy
consistency.
Tastes best with hot parathas.

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