firstly, to prepare the masala paste, in a mixer jar take ¾ cup coconut, 2 tbsp cashew, ½ tsp fennel, ½ inch cinnamon, 2 pods cardamom, 2 cloves and ½ tsp poppy seeds.
grind to smooth paste adding ¼ cup water. keep aside.
in a large kadai heat 2 tbsp oil. add ½ tsp mustard, ½ tsp cumin, ½ inch cinnamon, 1 tsp fennel, 2 bay leaf and few curry leaves.
splutter the tempering.
now add ½ onion, 1 tsp ginger paste and saute well.
further add 1 tomato, ½ carrot, 3 tbsp peas, 5 beans, 10 florets gobi and 2 potato.
also, add ½ tsp turmeric and 1 tsp salt. saute for 2 minutes or until everything is well combined.
add 3 cup water, cover and boil for 10 minutes, or until the vegetables are cooked well.
furthermore, add 1 tsp chilli powder, ½ tsp coriander powder, ½ tsp cumin powder, ½ tsp garam masala.
mix well making sure everything is well combined.
now add the prepared masala paste and 2 cup water.
mix well adjusting the consistency as required.
cover and boil for 10 minutes or until the flavours are absorbed well.
add 2 tbsp coriander and mix well.
saravana bhavana style mix veg kurma is ready.