Vegetable Korma

6 Apr

Vegetable Kurma

Vegetable kurma is a very popular rich creamy Indian dish made of various vegetables and multiple spices without overpowering the taste of cooked vegetables. Korma is generally light cream to golden brown in color having yogurt, milk or various dried nut based sauces. In this particular recipe of vegetable korma, yogurt is based as a sauce with few ground cashews to make it rich and tasty. Carrots, peas and red bell pepper impart a mild sweet flavor to this korma. Korma should be creamy with all vegetables just cooked and soft.
Makes: 3 servings


Cauliflower 1/2 of Small One
Red Bell Pepper 1/2 of One
Carrot 1 Small
Green Peas 1/2 Cup
Potato 1
Onion 1
Green Chile 1
Cashews 10
Ginger Garlic Paste 1 tsp
Garam Masala 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder a pinch
Cumin Seeds 1/2 tsp
Curry Leaves 5
Yogurt 1/2 Cup
Cilantro few sprigs
Ghee / Oil 1 tbsp
Salt to taste

Method of preparation:

Break cauliflower into small florets and thoroughly wash them.
Wash, remove stem and chop bell pepper into bit sized pieces.
Wash, peel and chop carrot into small cubes.
Peel and dice the potato.
Peel and finely chop onion.
Remove stem, wash and slit the green chile.

Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds, curry leaves, green chile, onion and ginger garlic paste.
Stir in cauliflower, red bell pepper, carrot, green peas, poatato and cashew paste.
Add a cup of water and cook covered on medium – low flame stirring occasionally until all the vegetables are cooked and turns soft with light crunch.
Then stir in garam masala, turmeric powder and yogurt.
Cook covered for few more mintues and remove from heat.
Garnish the vegetable korma with sliced cashews and chopped cilantro.
Serve vegetable korma with plain steamed rice, or any flat indian bread like chapati, poori etc…
Notes: Alternatively, pressure cook all vegetables in little water for 2 whistles. Make sure to use the garam masala recipe i provided to get best results.

Suggestions: Vegetables are raw – Put back on stove and cook the korma until all vegetables are soft and break when pierced with a spatula.
Variations: Vegetable korma can be made with wide range of spices and wide range of vegetables as long as they are not sticky (ladies finger)and don’t ooze color (beetroot). Include mushrooms, french beans, tomato, broccoli, sweet potato etc… Some recipes call for red chile powder, peppercorn powder, grated coconut, raisins, almonds, fresh cream to make the vegetable korma rich.
Other Names: Vegetable Kurma, Veggie Korma, Veggie Kurma, Mixed Vegetable Koorma, Vegetable Kuruma, Vegetable Khorma.

14 Responses to “Vegetable Korma”

  1. dina April 7, 2009 at 8:08 am #

    nice easy language to understand recepi and easy way to make- kurma

  2. sameera April 17, 2009 at 7:35 am #

    delicious receipies,great now its very easy 4 me 2 try various types of dishes ,here receipies are just easier 2 understand n cook as well

  3. dina April 17, 2009 at 7:34 pm #

    very tasty for all age persons

  4. Annie philip June 8, 2009 at 10:34 am #

    delicious,easy preparation ,

  5. supriya mehra June 13, 2009 at 8:08 pm #

    what comment should i give all receipy r too good thanks tu mrs tarla dalal

  6. raisha rasheed July 26, 2009 at 10:42 pm #

    wonderful,easily affordable ingredients & easy to prepare too ,moreover it tastes too good thank u.

    • anusharaji July 26, 2009 at 10:46 pm #

      @raisha rasheed vegetable korma tastes its best when made from freshly ground garam masala. glad u liked it.

  7. jasvir pandher February 18, 2010 at 10:17 am #

    oh,its too yummy i cant say any more

  8. janvee December 13, 2010 at 4:19 am #

    It’s realy easy to cook and all the ingridiant given is easily available in market, so i am really very looking forward to it.

  9. jogi April 19, 2011 at 10:12 pm #

    Dear Raji

    I tried the vegetable korma, it was superb and easy to make.

  10. jogi April 20, 2011 at 2:58 am #

    It was easy to make and was absolutely delicious even with the store bought garam masala.

  11. Bernadette July 9, 2012 at 12:01 am #

    Going through all your recipies are great. Will try many of them.

  12. Devi July 29, 2012 at 5:06 pm #

    I tried out this curry!! Really delicious & excellent dish.

  13. Devi July 29, 2012 at 5:08 pm #

    I did this dish with dhaniya powder,instead of garam masala,really delicious & excellent!!

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