Broccoli Potato Kurma (Spiced Broccoli and Potato stew)

15th Nov, 2012

Potato Broccoli Kurma %%

My kids love Broccoli. So my thought goes why limit using it only in the American recipes or Chinese recipes. I include Broccoli in almost any mixed vegetable subzi that I make. This one though is a recipe made exclusively with broccoli. There is couple of potatoes in the recipe that I just add to get some starch in the dish.

Preparation time – 10 mins
Cooking time – 40 mins
Difficulty level – easy

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • Broccoli – 2 cups (chopped)
  • Potatoes – 2 (peeled and chopped)
  • Onions – 2 (sliced)
  • Raisins – 2 tbsp (optional)
  • Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Salt – to taste
Grind together (masala ingredients)
  • Jeera/Cumin seeds – ½ tsp
  • Saunf/fennel seeds – ½ tsp
  • Green chilies – 3
  • Ginger – ½ inch piece
  • Garlic – 2 pods
  • Cashew nuts – 10
  • Coconut – ¼ cup (grated)
  • Cloves – 4
  • Cardamom – 2
  • Cinnamon – 1 inch stick
  • Onion – ½


  • Separate the Broccoli florets and clean them well. Pat it dry and fry it in about a tbsp of oil. Fry it until the broccoli softens a bit, but is not cooked entirely. Keep aside.
Potato Broccoli Kurma %%
  • In the same pan, heat the remaining oil and fry the sliced onions till translucent. (Make sure you leave a little bit of onion for grinding and then fry the rest). In the end add the raisins and let it soften a bit.
Potato Broccoli Kurma %%
  • In the mean time, grind all the ingredients listed under the masala ingredients into a smooth paste, adding little water as possible.
  • Add the ground masala to the onions and fry till aromatic and the oil leaves the sides of the pan (about 12 – 15 mins). The more the masala fries the better the subzi tastes, so even if the masala is sticking to the bottom of the pan, sprinkle a little water and continue to fry.
Masala after 15 minutes
Potato Broccoli Kurma
  • Now add the chopped potatoes and about a cup of water. Let it cook until the potatoes are about ¾ th done. Now add salt and the fried broccoli. Cook it till the vegetables are cooked through and serve hot with Rotis, parathas or rice.
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