Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Mix vegetable korma - How to make vegetable kurma

veg kurma in a plate
Vegetable korma recipe - Vegetable korma is a delicious side dish for parathas, theplas, other Indian flat breads, ghee rice and jeera rice, prepared in North India. Being a tempting dish, this is an ideal side dish to prepare for small parties or weekend treat. The procedure I have posted here is very easy to make with easily available ingredients in kitchen.

This korma is prepared using variety of vegetables. So, it is healthy too.I have used onions, tomatoes, cauliflower, baby corn, carrots, potatoes and beans. Along with these vegetables you can also add other soft vegetables like broccoli, green peas, ivy gourd and zucchini. Do try this delectable vegetable korma as side dish for your favorite Indian rotis or pulaos and I am sure you will enjoy it.

Mix Vegetable Korma Recipe
vegetable kurma ready to serve
Preparation time - 20 minutes
Cooking time 20 minutes
Serves 4


  • 2 carrots
  • 1 large potato
  • 1 cup chopped beans
  • 1 cup cauliflower florets
  • 10 baby corns
  • 1 ½ tbsp oil
  • 2 tsp chilli powder
  • Chopped cilantro
  • Salt to taste
To grind
  • 2 large onions, grated
  • 2 medium tomatoes, grated
  • 2½ tbsp dry coconut
  • 1 tbsp poppy seeds / khus khus
  • 10 - 12 cashew nuts
  • 1/6 tsp methi seeds
  • 4 lavang / cloves
  • 1/6" piece cinnamon
  • 1 green cardamom
  • 3 - 4 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder / haldi
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
Soak the poppy seeds for 15 minutes and keep it aside.Fry the lavang, dalchini and methi seeds in little oil and set aside.

Mix vegetable korma - step by step pictures

1.  Wash and chop the beans and baby corns. Separate the  cauliflower florets and wash them. Wash and peel the potato and carrots. Cut them into cubes.
chopped vegetables for  veg kurma
2.  Transfer the chopped vegetables to a pan and add enough water. Bring it to boil and cook till all the vegetables become soft. Once done, remove from the heat and keep it aside.
boiled veggies for kurma
3.  Heat the oil in a pan and add the grated onions. Saute till the onions are translucent.
fried onions to make veg kurma
4.  Add the grated tomatoes to the onions and saute for 2 - 3 minutes. Cook covered on low flametill the tomatoes and onion become soft.
tomatoes added to make kurma
5.  Add the chilli powder, garam masala and turmeric powder to the onion tomato mixture and saute on low flame for a minute. Remove the pan from the heat and allow the mixture to cool.
masala added to onion tomato mixture
6.  Once it becomes cool, add the fried lavang, dalchini and methi seeds. Add the cardamom, soaked poppy seeds and cashew nuts. Grind this mixture to a smooth paste using very little water.
masala paste to make kurma
7.  Transfer this masala paste to a pan. Add the vegetable stock and make a thick pouring consistency gravy.
masala transfered in a kadai
8.  Add the boiled vegetables and salt. Keep this pan on medium flame and bring it to boil.
boiled vegetables added
9.  Simmer till you get the desired consistency. Add the chopped coriander leaves and mix well.
chopped cilantro added
10. Further keep it on low flame for 2-3 minutes. Switch off the flame.
cilantro mixed
10.  Serve mix vegetable korma hot with parathas, theplas, roti, bread, chapati, phulka, steamed rice, jeera rice, ghee rice and pulavs.
vegetable kurma ready to serve


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