PULSE Recipes Chapathi Kurma | Cooking with Aunty D

Chapathi Kurma | Cooking with Aunty D

2022 Oct 26

How does warm chapathi and a creamy bowl of flavourful curry sound right about now?

This traditional South Indian curry is an aromatic, delicious and lightly spiced curry made with mixed vegetables, coconut, cashews, and spices.

Here’s how you make it!


For the grounded paste:

Grated Coconut ¼ cup

Gram Flour (Kadala Piti) ⅛ cup

Cashew 5 nos

Kasa Kasa ¼ tsp

Water ⅓ cup


For the curry:

Oil 1 tbsp

Bay Leaves 2 nos

Cardamom 2 nos

Cloves 2 nos

Cinnamon ½ inch

Fennel ¼ tsp

Onion 1 medium

Ginger + Garlic 1 tsp

Green Chilli 2 nos

Tomato 1 large

Turmeric ¼ tsp

Cumin Powder ½ tsp

Chilli Powder ½ tsp

Coriander Powder ½ tsp

Potato ½ cup

Carrot ½ cup

Green Beans ¼ cup

Green Peas ¼ cup

Cauliflower 1 cup

Water ½ cup

Salt ¾ tsp

Water ¼ cup

Coriander Leaves



To make the grounded paste, combine grated coconut, gram flour, cashew, kasa kasa and water in a mixer.

Heat up a pan with oil and add bay leaves, cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, fennel, onion, ginger and garlic.

Next, add green chilli and tomato and let it lightly simmer before adding the spices; turmeric, cumin powder, chilli powder and coriander powder.

Add the diced potatoes, carrot, green beans, green peas, cauliflower and water and stir to combine.

Complete the curry with salt, the grounded paste and water. Mix well and let it simmer until cooked.

Finally, mix in some finely chopped coriander leaves and your bowl of goodness is good to go!


Aunty D. is a full-time mom working a little magic in the kitchen whenever she’s got time on her hands. She brings to you easy and fast recipes with a twist of Sri Lankan spices and cooking techniques. Get Cooking!