Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Cabbage and Chickpeas Kurma

Kurma is a vegetable based gravy, made using different kinds for veggies. Along with vegetables, I like to pair them with some kind of beans or lentils to make the gravy wholesome with some Protein added to it. So today I have used Cabbage a veggie and Black Chickpeas a bean to make the gravy.

For making Kurma, a mixture of cooked onion and tomatoes is used along with khus-khus and cashews. This gives the gravy, a rich flavor and texture. So here is my recipe for it. 

Vegetables I have used :
Cabbage - about 2 cups (finely chopped)
Chickpeas - about 1 cup ( I have used Black variety,soaked and cooked).  

* Use any vegetables of your choice, and if in hurry, use quick cooking small kind lentils which doesn't require much soaking time

For Wet  Masala Paste :            
Onion - 1 medium
Tomato (s) - 1-2 medium
Hus-Khus(Gus-Guse) - 2 tsp
Coconut - 2 tbsp
Cashew nuts- 10-15
Cardamom(elakki) - seeds from 2 pods.
Dry red chillies - 2 or more for desired spiciness( if not using red chilies, use red chili powder instead).

Method :
  1. First cook the soaked Chickpea with enough water till soft and keep it ready.
  2. Cook onion and tomato till soft, let it cool. Mix with the other ingredients mentioned above and grind them to a smooth paste. Add little water if required, to help while grinding. Keep this paste ready as well.
  3. In a heavy bottom pan, heat oil when hot add mustard seeds and cumin seeds. When they start to pop add cabbage and cook till soft, then add cooked chickpeas, add Masala paste. Add water and adjust salt accordingly.
  4. Let it cook for 15 -20 mins or until all the flavors combine well.
  5. Server warm as side with rice,idlies or doses.
Kurma tastes good with any rice based dishes. We had ours with Doses for our lunch today. Enjoy!

I am sending the Kurma to 2 events.
MLLA #22 hosted by Ruchikacooks .


  1. Nice combo..cabbage and chickpeas..thanks Madhu..

  2. Wow it looks very colorful and tasty ..

  3. Wow!!
    This bowl is full of Protein....
    Your masala paste sounds so spicy and tasty. I'm sure it was a hit!!!
    Hamaree Rasoi

  4. wow dosa with cabbage kurma. you got me drooling here with your mouthwatering picture and great recipe.

  5. Love thart pea in the Kurma. It gives a nutty and earthy taste

  6. wow the curry looks delicious ........

  7. Such a beautiful and catchy kurma, looks fantastic..

  8. Unique combo...I prefer black chana over the white one..So this is for me

  9. Very healthy and unique combination, looks delicious !

  10. Nice click Madhu..
    I too prepare kurma almost in the same way:), u can also use plantain banana in place of cabbage..

  11. The black chana use is gorgeous with cabbage! Very unique for dosa!

  12. The curry looks good but the Dosa steals the show :( Gosh wish I could grab those and pop them in my mouth right away

  13. I agree with Kannada cuisine. Dosas look gorgeous.
    Great way to incorporate beans in Kurma. This looks lovely, Madhu.

  14. Looks appetizing with dosas, wonderfully made' nice combo' wanna try sometime.

  15. looks colorful n tasty..frst time to ur space...lov ur space..gld to follow u!

  16. @ Thank you everyone, do try this when you all crave for some new type of gravy.
    @ Subhie, welcome to Ruchii.

  17. That is a nice combo. Protein and some taste to the the boring cabbage.

  18. what a unique combination of vegetables! yum!