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Vegetable Kuruma For Aapam/ Idiyappam

Vegetable Kuruma for Idiyappam/Aapam
This vegetable kuruma is prepared specially to have with Idiyappam/Aapam. This kuruma is prepared spicier to match Idiyappam/Kuruma. One of the best side dishes for Aapam/Idiyappam. The recipe follows..

vegetable kuruma for aapam/idiyappam

Recipe For  : 2

Preparation Time : 20 minutes


Whole Garam Masala    - Each 2
Carrot                               - 1 (medium size)
Potato                              - 1 (medium size)
French Beans                 - 8 to 10
Peas                                 - a handful
Big Onion                        - 1
Tomato                            - 1
Yogurt                              - 1/4 cup
Salt                                   - As required
Turmeric Powder            - 1/4 tsp
Chili Powder                    - 1 tsp
Coriander Powder           - 1 tsp
Garam Masala Powder   - 1/2 tsp
Kasuri Methi                     - 2 tsp (Dry Fenugreek Leaves)
Oil                                      - 2 tbsp
Coriander Leaves            - for garnishing

To Grind:

Chopped Coconut      - 1/4 cup
Chopped Ginger         - 1 tsp
Chopped Garlic          - 1 tsp
Green Chili                  - 2


  • Chop all the vegetables into little bigger pieces. Chop finely Big onion and tomato.
  • Cook Fresh peas. Grind everything under 'To Grind'.
  • Heat oil in a cooker. Add whole Garam Masala. Whole Garam Masala includes cinnamon stick, bay leaf, cloves and star aniseed.
  • After a second, add chopped onions.
  • After they turn translucent, add chopped carrot, potato, french beans and Peas. 
  • Saute them for a minute and then add chopped tomato.
  • After tomato is cooked completely add masala, enough salt, turmeric powder , chili powder and coriander powder.
  • Saute till raw flavor goes off and after that add yogurt and kasuri methi.
  • Add enough water and cook it for a whistle.
  • When the pressure subsides, open the cooker and add Garam Masala Powder. Garnish with coriander leaves.
  • Enjoy with Idiyappam or Aapam