October 7, 2014

Mix vegetable korma ( kurma ) - how to make vegetable korma

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.


veg kurma in a plate

Preparation time - 20 minutes
Cooking time 20 minutes
Serves 4

Ingredients

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

Preparation
Soak the poppy seeds for 15 minutes and keep it aside.Fry the lavang, dalchini and methi seeds in little oil and set aside.

Method
Vegetable korma with step by step pictures

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

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

Heat the oil in a pan and add the grated onions. Saute till the onions are translucent.
fried onions to make veg kurma

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

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

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

Transfer this masala paste to a pan. Add the vegetable stock and make a thick pouring consistency gravy.
masala transfered in a kadai

Add the boiled vegetables and salt. Keep this pan on medium flame and bring it to boil.
boiled vegetables added

Simmer till you get the desired consistency and remove from the heat. Add the chopped coriander leaves and mix well.
chopped cilantro added

Serve hot with parathas, theplas, naan, roti, bread, chapati, phulka, steamed rice, jeera rice, ghee rice and pulavs.
cilantro mixed

vegetable kurma ready to serve



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