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Q is for… Qurma #AtoZChallenge


The goodness of vegetables, a taste that is not like the ordinary and a dish that saves my skin on many occasions. When I don’t know what to cook for dinner or I am one dish away from finalizing the menu for a party this Qurma is what comes to the rescue.

I have tweaked the basic recipe here in so many different ways that it tastes and looks different each time.

When this Qurma is a dish for a party menu I add Cream or Coconut Milk and I have a rich tasting gravy. Minus the tomatoes (when I am out of them) and the Qurma tastes different. Add Kasuri Methi, or not, and the taste changes again. Let your imagination run wild even as your taste buds tingle with each new twist to taste.

Being a woman is fun!

Being a quirky woman is a lot more fun!

I have always believed that being quirky or having quirks, that don’t irk, is a sign of confidence. When you’re sure of what you are and enjoy being you, no matter what anyone thinks that’s when you can pat yourself on your back and say, you’ve done well, girl!

I stack currency in my purse according to descending denominations in my wallet, and I have a separate Coin purse as well.

My Handbag carries everything, except the kitchen sink. I stopped carrying a mini sewing kit after it being confiscated many times at airports * grin *

My borderline OCD, because of which I can’t write a single word till my home is spic and span.

My habit of standing up for and rooting for the Underdog even though I have been brutally bitten in return by the same ‘Underdog’ * wider grin *

And, yes, crossing my fingers and making a wish when I see a red postal van and only uncrossing my fingers when I see a black car in motion * grin graduates to a guffaw imagining the horrified expression on you, my readers, face * Learnt this quirk in school, only problem is there are fewer postal vans around these days.

45 thoughts on “Q is for… Qurma #AtoZChallenge

  1. Qurma is my mom’s signature dish and one that is a long-standing comfort food for the family 🙂 Absolutely love it for its versatility.

    Your quirks are what make you unique and I think they sound adorable.

  2. This is A cute post! I wanted to underline so many of the things u wrote! Quirks that don’t irk! Your quirks r seriously cute & funny. U don’t carry a sink! i do the postal van & descending denominations too!!!

  3. Hahahaha you carried a sewing kit… That’s another level of quirkyness I can’t tolerate if footwear is upside down… In fact I used to end up arranging other people’s footwear too

  4. My habit of standing up for and rooting for the Underdog even though I have been brutally bitten in return by the same ‘Underdog’ * wider grin *This one you need to work on.Serious health hazard alert.Your quirks are super cute and make you adorable.The mini sewing kit sounds unbelievable.Loved the Qurma story.Surprisingly I have never had this versatile dish.

  5. I dont know how to make it! Must look it up now… my party dishes don’t go beyond rajma and paneer… I love the way you put Quirks that dont Irk 🙂

  6. Haha..your last quirk reminded me of my daughters who touch everyone’s head when they see a yellow car. I loved your quirks.
    I make qurma too but try different veggies every time.

  7. After reading your post, I felt like we were sisters in another life. I m equally quirky and gripped with an OCD for cleanliness. Crossing my fingers when I see a red postal van, it just happens as a reflex now. As for Qurma, it’s an all time favourite

  8. I always thought it was Kurma though.

    I like the dish, but the coconut base gravy makes it difficult for me to digest at times.

    When it comes to quirks, I have a long list of mine. Nice to read yours though 🙂

  9. Qurma reminds me of biriyani for some reason. Ideally, it should be salan, but hey, I have weird food choices 🙂
    I remember when I was in London, they used to write Korma on the menu and I used to look at the description to find out what it was. Mostly because I used to always call it Kurma 🙂

    Everyone has quirks – which is what makes them quite unique. The question is finding someone who admires your quirks 🙂

  10. Haha!! Your quirks took me back to the school days when the black and red car and the red postal van was something we hunted on every street! And this is what I like the most about you… you stand up and cheer for everyone and bring so much of enthusiasm and positivity around!


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