Mixed dal and Vegetable Kurma (Mixed lentils and vegetables in cashew coconut gravy)
Malabarians are not a fan of veggies and we rarely opt for veg meals. We are obessed with fish and other meats and I must say there are n number of varieties of non veg. Sad thing is that, I wont get fresh sea fish here in Tashkent,can get either frozen sea fishes or cold river fishes…. which doesn’t taste as we get back home :(. I mean to say, we doesn’t have much malabar vegetarian signature dishes.Even then I love to try veg varieties of other kerala side dishes and some north indian aromatic and flavourful veg curries.
But, its hard to find an indian house that doesn’t stock different types of dals. When I ran out of vegetables and meats, or if lazzy to cook…. easiest way I used to opt is daal fry and egg omlet with chapathi.
This kuruma is a rich,delicious and nutritious accompaniment with roti/chapathi/parathas. All the goodness of red lentils,bengal gram, green gram and chick pea with the spinach and cabbage makes this curry extra ordinary. Flavour and richness of cashew and coconut takes this to the next level. This is a must try recipe and I am sure you will love this as we do. Now this recipe took a better place in my weekly menu!!
The recipe adapted from the cook book of one of my favorite Chef, Chef Sanjeev Kapoor.
Anyways…lets gets started….