Cook's Hideout: Root Vegetable Curry

May 28, 2011

Root Vegetable Curry

For day 6 of BM#5, I made this root vegetable curry with yam, potato and carrots. I saw the recipe in and wrote it down in my diary and have been meaning to make it for quite some time now, finally yesterday I made to post for the marathon.

I thought the use of coconut milk in the curry gives it a different dimension, almost a Keralan twist to the dish. It is mildly spiced with the sweetness from the carrots and coconut milk and slight spiciness from the green chilies. I used frozen yam/ suran/ kanda and it made making this dish in 30 minutes possible. If using fresh, microwave all the veggies to cut down on the cooking time.

Root vegetable Curry

Yam/ Suran/ Kanda – 1 cup chopped
Potato – 2 medium, chopped
Carrots – 2 medium, diced
Onion – 2 medium, chopped
Coconut milk – ½ cup
Ginger – 1tsp, grated
Green chilies – 2-3 (use more for spicier curry)
Turmeric – ¼ tsp
Curry leaves – 8-10
Bay leaves – 2
Cinnamon stick – 1” piece
Cloves – 4
Salt – to taste

  • Heat 2tbsp oil in a sauté pan; add bay leaves, cinnamon stick and cloves and once it start smelling fragrant and aromatic, add onions and turmeric.
  • Sauté until onions turn translucent, 6-8 minutes.
  • Next add all the veggies, salt and ½ cup of water. Cover and cook until the veggies are tender, should take about 15 minutes.
  • Next add coconut milk and bring to a boil. Simmer for another 2 minutes and turn off the heat.
Serve with steamed rice and dal.

Root vegetable Curry1

Lets see what my fellow marathoners have been cooking up today.
Curry in a hurry under 30 min: Aarthi, Divya, Jayashree, Kaveri, Pavani,
Seven Days of Indian Sweets:Gayathri, Priya Suresh,
Seven Days of Microwave Meals: Monika,
Seven Days of Regional Specials:Harini, Vaishali, Suma, PJ
Seven Days of Colorful Dishes Kid's Special: Kalyani
Summer Coolers: Jayasree, Kamalika, Srivalli



  1. It reminds me of kurma...Liked the variation as a semi dry curry.

  2. Pavani that bowl with vegetables look so so that red carrot..:)

  3. Good one. I tried adding coconut milk in curries, but my husband says it lends a sweet flavor to the curry and doesn't seem to like it. I love the usage of coconut milk though!

  4. The combination of those veggies looks quite colourful.

  5. Looks colorful and delicious.. lovely clicks too !!
    Indian Cuisine

  6. Catchy,colourful and wonderful curry, love mixed veggies especially the root vegetables in curry..

  7. Chala colorful ga vundhi mee koora.


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