Thursday, June 30, 2011

Pista Cilantro Korma


Rich and creamy garvies like paneer butter masala, malai kofta etc. always have a special place in a grand dinner menu. After the love for those two, my new found love is this pista cilantro creamy korma :)

This recipe is an inspiration from Anitha Kupusamy's recipe on a tv show. I have made a lot of changes according to my taste buds, but all thanks to her for the pista cilantro idea :)

The richness of pista along with aromatic cilantro can easily steal one's heart :) I can imagine a lot of you nodding your heads for this combi ;) Get set go and give it a try :)

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Pista - 15
Green chillies - 2
Cilantro (coriander / Kothu malli) - 1/2 bunch
Onion - 2
Pepper - 1 tsp
Cinnamon stick - 1/2 inch piece
Cloves - 2
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
Potatoes - 3
Garam masala - 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder(Dhaniya powder) - 1/2 tsp
Milk - 1/2 cup
Salt - for taste

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Peel, dice and cook potatoes and keep it aside.

Soak pista in water for half an hour.

Grind pista, cilantro and green chillies together into a smooth paste.

Roughly chop the onion and cook in microwave along with pepper, cinnamon and cloves until the onion turns transparent. Allow it to cool and grind into a smooth paste.

Take a pan and add few tsp of oil. Drop in the ginger garlic paste and fry for a minute. Now add the onion paste, pista cilantro paste, chilly powder, garam masala, coriander powder and salt and fry till the raw smell goes. Pour in just enough water to make the gravy.

Now simmer the stove and add milk or fresh cream and mix well. Finally drop in the cooked potatoes and allow it to boil for 5 mins.

Rich and creamy pista cilantro korma is ready :)

Serve hot with chapathi or roti. :)
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You can replace the potato with cubes of paneer or tofu.

You can make bread kofta or paneer kofta and add it to the gravy as well.

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Written by: Nithya
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Sanctified Spaces said...

Another good one Nithi. Shall try and let you know.

Unknown said...

interesting recipe..looks yumm

jayasree said...

The pista and cilantro combo sounds interesting...Looks very delicious.

Sushma Mallya said...

Looks so delicious Nitya..wonderfully presented:)

Divya Kudua said...

A new and interesting combination!

Aruna Manikandan said...

I too watched her program...
looks rich and delicious dear :)

Shanthi said...

I too watched the programme. You have made it immediately. Nice twist.

Raks said...

So unique recipe,looks and sounds good :) Love that vaathu...

Radhika said...

Superb Job Nits. Long time no see???. This version sounds more interesting than hers.

Sravs said...

so unique and nice recipe !!

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Jeyashris Kitchen said...

What a unique and wonderful combo, looks divine and will taste yum with roti

Unknown said...

Nice creamy n yummy kurma...looks very rich. Refreshing clicks!!

Archana said...

Good one it and since I love anything with cilantro this is a definite must try.

Unknown said...

Colorful and flavorful one... That must have been one hit combination..

Menaga Sathia said...

wonderful combo...looks sooo flavourful n yumm.....

Unknown said...

Bookmarked, so I don't think I need to say anything else :)

Shruti said...

wow...somethinf different ! bookmarked :D

KrithisKitchen said...

Pistas.. wow creamy and colorful..
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soujanya said...

this is my 1st visit had a nice space..grt work...glad to follow you..
very different combo...never thought of it...ur pics making me to try...

Suganya said...

Very cool recipe... Interesting pictures... YUM!

Unknown said...

Love the way you presented the kurma. Pista in a kurma sounds interesting.

VineelaSiva said...

Pista kurma this is first time i am hearing the pista kurma.Wow nice deaar.

Miriam Korula said...

the combinations are so new to me...but the snaps look gorgeous n' the gravy looks so creamy...nice post!..:)

chef and her kitchen said...

Rich n flavorful gravy...looks delicious n yumm..:)nice clicks

ushaprashanth said...

Delicious recipe! Lovely photos!

Indian Khana said...

New and interesting recipe ...looks yum

swapna said...

Rich and creamy combo....lovely!!

Unknown said...

interesting recipe,looks so delicious,nice combo.

Unknown said...

the combo sounds unique and divine! must try

Seema said...


This is my first encounter to Pista being used in curries... Loved the pic especially of the cilanto and pistas neatly arranged around the bird. My jaws always drop looking at your presentation. You are a perfectionist!


Priya Suresh said...

Wat a ultimate combo, soooo inviting and interesting..

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