Veg Kurma Recipe (Vegetable Korma)

Veg Kurma Recipe or Vegetable Korma Recipe – Mixed vegetables are simmered in mild, creamy, flavorful and aromatic kurma curry.

Veg Kurma Recipe (Mixed Vegetable Korma Recipe, Hotel style)

There are many variation in making veg korma based on different region. Different elements are used for making gravy. E.g. Mughlai version has saffron, khoya, nuts to get creamy gravy. Shahi korma which is more of Punjabi style has cream in it. Kashmiri version has nuts, dried fruits and yogurt. South Indian veg kurma has coconut based gravy.

Today I am sharing South Indian hotel style vegetable kurma recipe.

This coconut and yogurt based gravy is mild yet very flavorful and aromatic. If you prefer spicy gravy then you can increase the green chilies or red chili powder amount.

Other popular korma curry recipes are Navratna korma and paneer korma. I will share these two later sometime.

Check out other similar curry recipes
Mixed vegetable curry // Veg handi // Paneer jalfrezi // Veg makhani


How to make Vegetable Korma Recipe (Step by Step Photos):


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1) First cook the vegetables. I have cooked them in microwave, You can steam them or pressure cook or saute in the pan them as per your convenience. How I have done: take all the veggies except capsicum in microwave safe bowl with pinch of salt and few tablespoons of water.

2) Cover and cook for 5 minutes on high power or till veggies are 70% cooked.
Veg Kurma Recipe (Mixed Vegetable Korma Recipe, Hotel style)

3) Then add capsicum and again cover and cook till veggies are 100% cooked and soft (not mushy).

4) For steaming method instructions check out veg makhanwala recipe. For cooking in the pan check out Veg kadai recipe. For steam pressure cooking method, check out veg cutlet recipe.
Veg Kurma Recipe (Mixed Vegetable Korma Recipe, Hotel style)

5) To make paste, take all the paste ingredients (coconut, cashews, poppy seeds, green cardamoms, cloves, cinnamon stick, peppercorns, cumin seeds, ginger, garlic, green chili) in a chutney grinder jar along with ⅓ cup of water.

6) Grind it till you get smooth paste. Keep it aside.
Veg Kurma Recipe (Mixed Vegetable Korma Recipe, Hotel style)

7) Heat the oil in a pan on medium heat. Once hot add chopped onions.

8) Cook till onions become soft and translucent or light pink in color.
Veg Kurma Recipe (Mixed Vegetable Korma Recipe, Hotel style)

9) Then add tomato puree.

10) Cook till all the moisture evaporates and becomes thick paste.
Veg Kurma Recipe (Mixed Vegetable Korma Recipe, Hotel style)

11) Now add salt, turmeric powder, red chili powder and coriander powder.

12) Mix well and cook for a minute.
Veg Kurma Recipe (Mixed Vegetable Korma Recipe, Hotel style)

13) Then add prepared paste.

14) Mix and cook for a minute.
Veg Kurma Recipe (Mixed Vegetable Korma Recipe, Hotel style)

15) Now add water to get gravy consistency.

16) Let it simmer for 5-6 minutes.
Veg Kurma Recipe (Mixed Vegetable Korma Recipe, Hotel style)

17) Now add whisked, smooth yogurt.

18) And mix immediately to avoid curdling. Bring it to a simmer.
Veg Kurma Recipe (Mixed Vegetable Korma Recipe, Hotel style)

19) Now add cooked vegetables.

20) Mix and again simmer for 4-5 minutes. If gravy thickens too much then you can add splash of water.
Veg Kurma Recipe (Mixed Vegetable Korma Recipe, Hotel style)

21) Lastly add chopped coriander leaves.

22) Mix and turn off the stove.
Veg Kurma Recipe (Mixed Vegetable Korma Recipe, Hotel style)

Serving suggestion: Serve vegetable korma with chapati, lachha paratha or puri. It tastes good with plain steamed rice, ghee rice or coconut milk rice.

Veg Kurma Recipe (Mixed Vegetable Korma Recipe, Hotel style)

Veg Kurma Recipe (Mixed Vegetable Korma Recipe, Hotel style)
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Veg Kurma Recipe (Mixed Vegetable Korma Recipe, Hotel style)

US measuring cups are used (1 cup = 240 ml)

Course Main Course
Cuisine South Indian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Yield 3 servings
Calories 217 kcal
Author Kanan

Ingredients (1 cup = 240 ml)

For paste:

  • 3 tablespoons Coconut (freshly grated or frozen)
  • 6-7 Cashew nuts
  • 1 teaspoon Poppy seeds (Khuskhus)
  • 2 Green cardamoms
  • 2 Cloves
  • ½ inch Cinnamon stick
  • 4-5 Black peppercorns
  • ½ teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 1 inch Ginger chopped
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • 1 Green chili chopped
  • cup Water

Ingredients for veg kurma recipe:

  • cup Potatoes cut into long strips
  • cup Green beans (French beans) cut into 1 inch pieces
  • cup Capsicum (Green bell pepper) cut into long strips (I have used red capsicum)
  • cup Carrot cut into long strips
  • cup Green peas
  • cup Cauliflower (gobi) separated into florets
  • ** Total 2 cups of vegetables (increase or decrease the amount of any veggies as per your liking)
  • 2 tablespoons Oil
  • ½ cup Onion finely chopped
  • 1 medium Tomato pureed
  • ¼ teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 3 tablespoon Plain yogurt (Curd or dahi) whisked till smooth
  • 1 ½ cups Water to make gravy
  • 2 tablespoons Cilantro or coriander leaves finely chopped

Instructions

Preparation and cooking veggies:

  1. First chop and prep the vegetables and cook them till soft. For cooking choose any one method from steaming, boiling, cooking in microwave or sauteing in pan.
  2. While veggies are cooking, take all the paste ingredients into the grinder jar and make smooth paste.
  3. Also prep rest of the ingredients for korma curry.

Making vegetable korma or veg kurma recipe:

  1. Heat the oil in a pan on medium heat. Once hot add onions and cook till they becomes soft and translucent.
  2. Then add pureed tomato and cook till all the water is gone and it becomes thick paste.
  3. Now mix in salt, turmeric powder, red chili powder and coriander powder, cook for a minute,
  4. Next mix in prepared paste and cook for a minute.
  5. Then add water to get curry consistency and simmer for 5-6 minutes.
  6. Now add whisked yogurt and mix immediately otherwise it may get curdled.
  7. Now add cooked veggies and simmer for 4-5 minutes.
  8. Lastly add coriander leaves and turn off the stove.

Notes

*Nutrition information is a rough estimate for 1 serving
Nutrition Facts
Veg Kurma Recipe (Mixed Vegetable Korma Recipe, Hotel style)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 217 Calories from Fat 134
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14.9g 23%
Saturated Fat 3.4g 17%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 436mg 18%
Potassium 492mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 5.2g 21%
Sugars 6.7g
Protein 5.2g 10%
Calcium 7%
Iron 14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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