Sep 3, 2008

Potato Kurma and my first crocheted bag and hat

Happy Ganesh chathurthi to all of
my friends .
Kids are back at school . For the past
2 1/2 months it has been hectic with
kids and could not participate in lot of events
and blog hopping regularly.
And coming up with simple and
delicious potato kurma .
Potaoto - 2
Onion - 1
Tomato - 1 chopped
Green chillies - 3
Cinnamon - 1 "
Cloves - 2
Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
coriander powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
salt to taste
To grind
Coconut - 1/2 cup
Poppy seeds - 2 tsp
Ginger - 1 "
Garlic - 2


  • Grind all the things (under the heading to grind )to a nice paste.
  • Cook the potato in the pressure cooker for 2 whistles with enough water.
  • Chop the onions and green chillies into juliennes.
  • Remove the potato skin and crumbled it into small pieces.
  • Take oil in kadai . Add cinnamon , clove.Then add onions and green chillies.
  • Now add the chopped tomatoes and stir well.
  • Add crumbled potatoes , and all the powders and water.
  • Allow it to boil.Now add the grinded masala to this and salt.
  • Cook it till the raw smell disappears and the gravy becomes thick.
Serve with pooris and chappathis.
Now coming to the crocheting . I learnt crocheting
during my school days but don't even know the
name single crochet , double crochet etc...other
than chain stictch.And also I didnot make
any completed projects . But inspired by
Nupur and Shilpa I started crochet .
Amma has always been in my side to help whenever
I start learning new things . This is
my first project without Amma's help.
I made a hat and small bag for my daughter.


Suma Rajesh said...

curry looks tempting and the crochet bag and hat is very pretty and beautiful..u have a nice talent..keep up the gud work..

Uma said...

Happy Vinayaka Chavithi to you too Kamala!

wow, I can't believe these are first timers. the crochet work look so beautiful. Great job!

Potato Kurma looks so delicious.

meeso said...

I like the hat and bag, crocheting can be a lot of fun... and very relaxing too... I wish I had time for it still, I use to do it with my gramma when I was younger. The Kurma also looks tasty :)

Cham said...

Looks very pretty Kamala, When i was in 6 th grade i started those crochet items.... I made many things now i don't have any patience! Lovely hat and bag keep it up ur nice work :)
Yes, my son started today, wow what a relief!
Hope u had a wonderful Vinay Chadurthi :) Yummy kurma too

notyet100 said...


Anonymous said...

Curry looks yummy! And the crocheted stuff looks wonderful.

Priti said...

Curry looking delicious...and the crochet is so colorful...looking so cute

Srivalli said...

Kamala, you really have so much talent! I am sure Nandu would've been so happy getting those things!..:)

Nirmala said...

That kurma is really delicious! The bag and the hat are looking lovely! Looking forward to see more creativity :)

Laavanya said...

Lovely kurma Kamala...and the crochet items looks beautiful too. I learnt crochet when in school too and only did scrunchies... nothing major. Maybe after my daughter grows up a bit... :)

Shillu said...

The kurma looks wonderful & I love teh bag & hat - beautiful splash of colors!

Anonymous said...

nice bag and hat!
the kurma looks delicious too !