Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Paneer Peas White Kurma | White Kurma

Paneer Peas White Kurma, a delicious coconut based curry made with paneer and green peas. It's one of the easiest curries to make and it tastes so amazing with chapati/roti. 

Kurma is a coconut based curry which is a famous side dish for chapati in South India. It's usually made with a mix of vegetables and i'm quite fond of that kurma and chapati combo. 

If you're looking for a delicious yet easy to make curry for roti/chapati then i would highly recommend to give a try on this curry. It's so simple to make ! All you have to do is "Grind and dump the ingredients in a pressure cooker and cook for a couple of whistles. That's it ! 

In today's recipe, i have been using a pressure cooker to make the kurma. But you can make this kurma in an open pot method also. 

If you're making this curry in an open pot method, make sure to saute the ingredients listed under "To grind" before grinding into fine paste. It would remove the raw smell of the curry a lot quicker.

Now let's check out on how to make this delicious Paneer Peas White Kurma.

Paneer Peas White Kurma

Preparation Time : 5 mins | Cooking Time : 15 minsServes :
Recipe Category: Curry | Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Paneer Peas White Kurma, White Kurma, Paneer Kurma Paneer Peas White Kurma, a delicious coconut based curry made with paneer and green peas. It's one of the easiest curry to make and it taste so amazing with chapati/roti.
Paneer - 3/4 cup
Peas - 1/2 cup
Onion - 1/2 (finely chopped)
Curry leaves - a few
Cinnamon - a small piece
Cloves - 2 
Lemon Juice - 1 tsp
Coriander leaves - a few
Salt - to taste
Oil - 1 & 1/2 tbsp
To grind
Onion -1/2 
Grated Coconut - 1/2 cup
Green Chili - 2 
Pepper corns - 1/2 tsp
Cinnamon - 1/2 inch piece
Cloves - 2 
Cardamon -1
Cashew - 8
Roasted Chana Dal / Pottukadalai - 1 &1/2 tbsp
Ginger - 1/2 inch piece
Garlic - 2 cloves
Fennel Seed - 1/4 tsp 

First take all the ingredients listed under "To grind", put them all in a blender and grind into smooth paste by adding needed water and keep it aside.
Next, heat the oil in a pressure cooker and add cinnamon and cloves , saute it for 30 secs, then add the finely chopped onions and curry leaves. Saute till the onions are soft.
Then add the grounded coconut paste and saute it 2-3 mins, then add about 1 cup of water (i have added the blender jar washed water here).
Mix it well and then add the peas(i have used frozen peas) and paneer.
Finally add the salt , give a good mix and then close the pressure cooker with the lid and put on the weight. Cook it for 2 whistles.
Once the pressure is naturally released , open the lid, give the curry a good mix and add the lemon juice and finely chopped coriander leaves. 
Mix it well. Tada, Delicious Paneer peas Kurma is ready to serve.

Related : How to make malai kofta curry

  • If you're using dried peas, make sure to soak it overnight.
  • Cut the paneer into your desired shapes.
  • The curry has very mild spice so adjust the green chili quantity as per your taste.

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