Pulka / White(vellai) Kurma

 When I asked Saras, what should I blog since almost all my signature recipes are already posted in my space, she asked me to think twice and told me to come up with a new one . I know, I agree, am a very lazy person... This combo is one of my fav and one among the few am good at making. I've few people who had literally asked me the recipe and  wanted to know how I makes it. This kurma is so yummy , trust me, u'll eat all day.. I know , the list may seem long, but it's just a 3 step method. This kurma and pulkas are a great hit every time I makes it. And I remember making this kurma for a kind hearted soul , (who is no more) every friday, so that she can simply enjoy this with rice / roti for the weekend ..

Ingredients :

For Pulka :
Atta / whole wheat flour -- 2 cups
oil -- 2 tbsp
Salt -- a pinch ( acc to taste)
Milk -- 2 tbsp
Water -- as needed to make a soft dough

Method :
  • In a mixing bowl add the flour .salt ,oil & mix well. Form a well in the center. Add the milk and combine with the flour. Slowly add the water lil by lil and form a soft but a smooth dough. Cover with a damp cloth and rest for 20 minutes.
  • Knead the dough once thoroughly and divide into equal small balls. Dust ur working space with atta and roll out the dough as thin pulkas.
  • Heat a tawa prior to rolling and add the roti once it's hot. Flip the roti when the bottom side of the roti is slightly cooked. Cook the roti for few secs and then remove the tawa and place the roti over the direct flame ( or u may use a rack on top of ur heat /stove and place the roti on top of it. Soon it would raise high and remove it from the heat and place on a plate. Repeat the same for the rest of ur dough. stack ur pulkas and cover it with a thin cloth / cheese cloth to prevent them from getting dried.. Serve with curry of ur choice.

 Ingredients :

For Vellai Kurma :

Potatoes -- 5 nos, small 
Peas -- 1/4 cup, cooked / frozen
Carrots -- 1/4 cup, chopped
Beans -- 1/4 cup , chopped
Cauliflower -- 1/2 cup, chopped
Onion -- 1/4 th , finely julienned
Tomato -- 1 no, cut into cubes
Coconut milk -- 1/4 cup  
Coriander Powder -- 2 tsp
Oil -- 1 tbsp
Salt -- to taste

To grind :
Cinnamon -- 1 piece
Cardamom -- 1 nos.
Cloves -- 2 nos, small or 1 no. medium
Ginger -- 1/4 in
Garlic -- 4 -- 5 cloves
Pottukadalai / Dahlia split -- 1 tbsp
Coconut -- 1 tbsp (optional)
Curd/ Yoghurt -- 1/4 cup , lightly sour
Fennel seeds -- 3/4 tsp
Poppy seeds -- 1 tsp
Shallot -- 1 no, small
Green chillies -- 4 nos, acc to taste

Method :
  • First grind the items given to a fine paste. Heat a sauce with oil and add in the onions once the oil is hot. Cook them until turns translucent. Now add in the vegetables one  by one ( cooked vegetables can be added later ) and saute well. Add a half cup of water and salt to the vegetables and cook it covered for 5 minutes.
  • Later add the ground wet masala to the half cooked vegetables , coriander powder and add half more cup of water and cover the sauce pan . Cook the mixture over medium low heat for 7 minutes. This step is really must to make sure getting rid of the raw smell of the ginger garlic and the onions we've added to the masala.
  • Sample the kurma for the raw taste, if its still there, cook it again for few more minutes. Add , if u have any vegetables left out ( already cooked) at this stage. Finally add the coconut milk and wait for the kurma to boil. Immediately stop the heat and remove the sauce fan from the heat. Serve it with rice / roti's..
Sending this to Signature recipes event happening @ Saras's Kitchen

Happy eating guys,


  1. Oh my...thats a delicious platter...Love the white kurma very much...Lovely clicks..

  2. Simple & divine Sho..Heart winning korma:).
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  3. wow my favs and the combo works amazingly well

  4. WOW!!! This is absolutely tempting & yummy!!!

  5. Looks divine,delicous and tempting combo

  6. Kurma is my all time favorite...roti and kurma is an awesome combo

  7. Wow....Thats a yummy kurma!!! Bookmarked & goes to my next week`s menu :)
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  8. Love both phulka's and kuruma. Thx for sharing.

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  9. amazing combo of treat white color is tempting

  10. Loved the delcious combo, bookmarked this, mouthwatering recipe dear!

  11. This white kurma sounds wonderful. Both looks fantastic!

  12. Nice yummy kurma !! delicious platter !!

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  13. Delicious and yummy kurma,nice combo looks fantastic.

  14. nice combo and the platter looks ready to be gobbled up shanavi !

  15. They look awesome, should be a great entry to HEalthy snacks event in my blog. Can you step ahead to make an entry.
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  16. Perfect combination and phulka looks very soft

  17. awesome space here..pulkas look soft and kurma looks fabulous!!

  18. Akshata favorite kurma...Me too used to make it often...Love the clicks...Can u pass the plate here...

  19. That a yummy yummy combo dearie!!!! love to have some now ...

  20. Woww. these look so yummy. I love white kurma :D Gottu try your version.. Yumm..

  21. Delicious combo..looks awesome! That plate of food is making me hungry!

  22. I would love to try white kurma! But never get the colour so good like yours,nice recipe!

  23. Kurma exquisiteI have tried is wonderful I loved it, beautiful photos, you have very nice recipes, big hugs.

  24. Hi Shanavi,I tried this today. super! loved it...

  25. hello shanvi
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