Sunday, 12 August 2012

Vegetable Kurma/Korma

Vegetable Kurma/korma is a beautiful coconut-based curry from South India with a generous mix of vegetables.  Its quite delicious & highly nutritive.  Tastes awesome with rice, rotis, puris or parathas.

Vegetable kurma, Mixed veg kurma


  • Potato - 1 medium size
  • Carrot - 1 medium size
  • Beans - 100 g
  • Cauliflower - 15-20 small florets
  • Peas - 100 g
  • Onion -  2
  • Tomato - 1
  • Ginger and garlic paste - 1-1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
  • Garam masala - 1/4 tsp
  • Coriander leaves - To garnish.
  • Coconut - 3 tbl spn
  • Mustard Seeds - 1/2 ts
  • Salt - As required
  • Oil - 2 tbl spn

How To Prepare Vegetable Kurma/Korma:

  • Chop the potatoes and carrots to fine cubes.  Remove the ends and strings from the beans and cut them into 1-inch pieces. 
  • Chop the onions and tomatoes finely.
  • Add the following items in a mixer and grind to a smooth paste - Coconut, ginger & garlic paste, turmeric, red chilli powder, a little water.
  • Heat oil in a kadai and add mustard seeds.  Once they start spluttering, add curry leaves.
  • Add onion and saute till they turn light brown.
  • Add the tomato and saute again till the tomatoes becomes mushy.
  • Add the vegetables and mix well and cook them in low flame with a lid closed.  Do not add water.
  • Check if the vegetables are half cooked.
  • Add the ground paste and mix well and fry in medium flame for about 4-5 minutes till the raw smell goes.
  • Then add water (about a cup, but if you need more gravy then add half a cup more) and salt and let it cook in low flame.
  • Check if the vegetables are cooked and add garam masala powder, and adjust salt if required and mix well and let it cook for another minute.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and remove from fire.
  • Serve with roti, paratha or puri.  Tastes good with rice too.

Vegetable korma, Mixed veg kurma


  • You can boil the veggies and keep aside and add them at the end.  In this case, fry the ground paste first properly and let it boil for a few minutes and then add the boiled veggies.
  • If you want a greenish color to the kurma, add green chillies according to taste and a few coriander leaves while grinding the paste.
  • Do not overcook the veggies.


  1. very colorful.. like it :)

  2. Yummy and healthy kurma,perfect with rotis.

  3. Very well made

  4. Yummy and healthy recipie THANK U TO FOLLOW ME . AM HAPPY TO FOLLOW U

  5. Looks yummy :-)
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  6. yummy and delicious kurma.U have a nice blog,u can visit my blog and give ur valuable comments.

  7. looks delicious :)

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  9. Thanks for visiting and ur lovely comments...happy to follow ur recipes...keep blogging:)

  10. Just delicious!!!! The colors are beautiful and looks flavorful. I love the addition of coconut.

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