Vegetable Korma

The most popular Indian vegetarian dish, made out of assortment of vegetables cooked in a rich and creamy coconut,almond , cashew nut and spices based gravy . Korma has many varities and in South India it’s known as Kurma.

vegetable korma
vegetable korma

[ingredients title=”Ingredients”]

  • Potatoes – 100 gms, small dices
  • Carrots – 100 gms, small dices
  • Green beans – 100 gms, chopped
  • Cauliflower  –  100 gms, florets
  • Green peas – 50 gms
  • Oil – 2 Tbsp
  • Cardamom – 2 each
  • Cloves – 2 each
  • Cinnamon stick – 1 inch stick
  • Bay leaf -1
  • Onion – 1 medium, sliced
  • Ginger- garlic paste – 1 Tbsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/2 Tsp
  • Chilly powder – 1 Tsp
  • Garam masala – 2 Tbsp
  • Grated coconut – 1 cup
  • Almonds –  one handful
  • Cashew nuts – one handful
  • Tomatoes – 1 medium,chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • Coriander leaves – 1 Tbsp


[directions title=”Directions”]

  1. Heat oil in a medium sized pan, fry cinnamon stick,cloves,cardamom and bay leaves.
  2. When the flavor is infused, remove them and discard.
  3. Add sliced onion to it and saute for 2 minutes.
  4. Add ginger-garlic paste and green chilly, saute well.
  5. Add powdered spices such as turmeric, garam masala, chilly powder and cook well on a slow fire.
  6. In the mean time, grind together grated coconut, cashew nuts and almonds by adding enough water to fine paste in a food processor and set aside.
  7. Add tomatoes and cook until they are mushy and soft.
  8. Add the ground coconut mixture and little water. Cook for a minute.
  9. Add the cut vegetables such as carrot, beans, cauliflower, potatoes and peas.
  10. Cover with a lid, cook on a slow fire until the vegetables are cooked.
  11. Add coriander leaves and adjust the seasoning.
  12. Your korma is ready now, enjoy with parathas or rice.


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