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Aloo Kurma – Indian Vegetarian/ Vegan Recipe

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Aloo Kurma is a gravy curry which can be made in multiple ways. This is another easy and tasty version of Aloo Kurma. Serve this with Roti, paratha or chapathi.





Serves – 2
Preparation time – 5 mins
Cooking ttime – 20 mins

  • Oil – 2 Tbsp
  • Mustard Seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp
  • Onion (chopped) – 1 cup
  • Potato (medium pieces) – 1 medium
  • Green chillies – 4 or to taste
  • Ginger – small piece
  • Garlic- 1 big clove or use 3 small cloves
  • Cashews – 2 Tbsp
  • Poppy Seeds – 2 tsp
  • Coconut (fresh or frozen) — 2 Tbsp
  • Red Chilli Powder – 1/2 tsp or tot aste
  • Kitchen King Masala powder – 1 tsp or substitute with 1/2 tsp of garam masala powder
  • Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander Powder – 1 tsp
  • Cumin Powder – pinch
  • Salt – to taste
  • Cilantro (chopped) – 2 Tbsp


  • In a wide pan, heat oil and season with mustard seeds and allow to pop.
  • Then add in cumin seeds and allow to sizzle, follwed by onion and potato.
  • Cover and cook onion and potato together for 3 mins. Meanwhile blend green chillies, garlic, ginger to a coarse paste
  • Add in the paste to the pan and mix well. Cook it again for 3 mins.
  • Meanwhile roast cashews and poppy seeds in a microwave for a min, then get it out then again microwave for 30 secs to a min until they become golden in color.
  • Take care you keep mixing the potato and onion mixture once in a while, so that everything cooks evenly.
  • Make a smooth paste from cashews and poppy seeds using little water. It should not be able to find the grit from the poppy seeds, it should be really smooth.
  • Add this paste to the 70 to 80 percent cooked potatoes, mix well.
  • Add red chilli powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, kitchen king masala powder, turmeric powder, salt and enough water to bring the gravy to a right consistancy.
  • Mix well and cover to cook till the potatoes are completely done.
  • Finally garnish with cilantro.
  • Serve with your favorite Indian bread.
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