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vegetable korma recipe
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Vegetable Korma

Delicious vegetable korma made with mixed vegetables and fresh korma sauce. Big hearty chunks of veggies like potato, cauliflower, carrot beans simmered in a very flavorful south Indian style sauce. Vegan and gluten free. Ready in under 45 minutes total time
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: vegetable korma
Servings: 3 servings
Calories: 238kcal
Author: Harini


For Korma Sauce

  • 2 green chilies slit
  • 15 almonds
  • 1/2 cup grated coconut or use 2 tablespoons thick coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons roasted gram dal chutney dal or use 5-6 cashews
  • 2 teaspoons cumin seeds
  • 1 small tomato


  • 1/2 cup carrot peeled and cubed
  • 3/4 cup cauliflower florets
  • 1/2 cup shelled green peas
  • 1 medium potato peeled and cubed
  • 12 green beans chopped

Other ingredients for veg korma

  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 small cinnamon stick
  • 4 cloves
  • 2 green cardamoms
  • 3/4 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro leaves


Preparing the vegetables

  • Rinse, peel and cut potatoes & carrots into big cubes. Chop beans lengthwise.
    chopped mixed vegetables
  • Shell green peas.
    shelled green peas
  • Separate cauliflower into florets.
    cauliflower florets
  • Heat oil in a pan and add the chopped vegetables. Saute for 5-7 minutes. Add 1/4 cup water. Cover and cook until water is absorbed. Remove the cooked vegetables to a pan and retain the oil.
    vegetabes sautening in oil

Making korma sauce

  • Add 15 almonds, 3 slit green chilies, 2 tablespoons roasted gram dal, 2 teaspoons cumin seeds in a small blender jar.
    ingredients for korma sauce
  • To that add 1/2 cup grated coconut and 1 small tomato, chopped.
    preapring korma paste
  • Blend into a very smooth paste. Your korma paste is ready. You will get around 1 cup korma paste.
    korma paste ready

How to make vegetable korma

  • Heat the same oil we used for sautéing oil. Add whole spices and saute for minute. Next add chopped onions and saute for 2 minutes.
    sauteing whole spices and onions in oil
  • Now add the prepared korma sauce and saute for a minute.
    adding fresh spice paste to the oil for making vegetable korma
  • Add turmeric powder, red chili powder, salt and mix well. Add 1 cup water.
    adding spice powders to korma paste
  • Now lower the flame and cook the korma sauce thoroughly until oil separates from the paste.
    sauteing vegetable korma paste in oil
  • Once korma paste is well cooked, add sauteed vegetables.
    Making vegetable korma recipe
  • Mix well and cook in medium flame for 3-4miutes.
    simmering veg kurma recipe
  • If the vegetable korma is very thick, you can add some water at this stage and cook for 3-4 more minutes. Add chopped cilantro leaves and mix well.
    Indian vegetable korma ready
  • Serve vegetable korma warm.
    vegetable korma recipe


Scaling Up.
You can double or halve the recipe.
Do not make the korma very thick as it thickens on cooling.
Make Ahead & Freezing.
This vegetable korma keeps well for 2 days in refrigerator. Store in airtight container and reheat gently while serving.
The korma paste freezes really well. You can store in small portioned containers and thaw as required. To make vegetabe korma, remove the paste from freezer and gently reheat in some oil, add cooked veggies and mix.
Serving Suggestions
Serve vegetable korma with parotta, naan, roti or basmati rice.
You can also serve this curry with ghee rice, peas pulao etc.


Serving: 3g | Calories: 238kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Sodium: 123mg | Potassium: 272mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 268IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 2mg