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Vegetable Korma ( Version 2 )

This is another version of Vegetable Korma which can be served along with Roti, Ghee Rice, Pilaf or Idiyappam. The ground coconut paste gives a creamy texture and the perfect blend of spices enhances the taste.  This will definitely be a treat for veggie lovers. My Mother-in-law is a wonderful cook and she share all her wonderful recipes with me. This recipe for Vegetable Korma is also hers and it is my all time favorite.

Preparation time : 4o minutes
No of Servings : 4 – 5
Spice Level : 4


  • Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp
  • Onion – 1 (large) (finely chopped)
  • Green chillies – 3 (grounded)
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1 tbsp
  • Tomato – 1 (medium size) (finely chopped)
  • Coriander powder – 1 tbsp
  • Red chilli powder – 1/2 tsp (according to spice level)
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Carrot – 1/2
  • Beans – 8
  • Capsicum – 1/2
  • Potato – 1/2
  • Cauliflower – a few florets
  • Peas – 1/4 cup (optional)
  • Salt – to taste
  • Oil – 2 tbsp

Masala to Grind:

  • Coconut – 2 tbsp
  • Fennel seeds – 1 tsp

Method of Preparation:

  1. Cut the vegetables to same size such that they come for 2 cups and boil them till they are half cooked.
  2. Heat oil in a pan add the cumin seeds followed by the onions.
  3. Fry them till they become translucent and add the grounded green chillies followed by the ginger garlic paste.
  4. Toss it for 3 minutes and now add the chopped tomatoes.
  5. Fry them tilll they are smashed and now add the turmeric powder, coriander powder, red chilli powder and the salt.
  6. Fry them for 3 minutes and now add the boiled vegetables and add some water.
  7. Boil it until the vegetables are completely cooked and then add the ground paste.
  8. Allow it to boil for 5 minutes.
  9. Serve hot with chappathi or Idiyappam.


  1. Lovely and spicy looking.

  2. This is my fav with appams and rotis..looks creamy and yummy…

  3. The korma looks so delicious. The clicks are amazing!

  4. WOW, vegetable kurma looks absolutely yummy! Wish to have some for my breakfast now…;)

  5. aarthi, kuruma looks so Good! Very Tempting!

  6. Wat a beautiful and tempting korma, very delicious..

  7. gosh i love the colour and something tells me it was nice and spicy

  8. lovely n spicy kurma!!

  9. wow what a colorful n delicious korma ..yummy

  10. This korma is mouthwatering. It looks creamy and so tasty! Bookmarked!

  11. Nice looking recipe.
    At what point do you add the coconut?
    Do you fry it first?

    • Sorry for the very late reply..
      will add the coconut after the veggies become soft..
      we should not fry the coconut..

  12. I tried this veg kurma today. It turned out very well and so tasty. Me and my husband loved it. Big thanks to you and your mother in-law.

    • Thanks Akila for the try..Letting us know how it has come is very encouraging for us..Thank you 🙂

  13. Thank you everyone !!!

  14. This was excellent, but I did make a number of modifications because it didn’t look like the photo, and I really loved the look of the dish in the photo! I did taste it before my modifications though and thought it was good. The photo showed a saucy, tomatoey dish but it was not so after following the recipe. The recipe says, simply, “add some water.” After I added enough to make it saucy, the flavors were diluted. I added half a can of tomato paste to give it a tomato sauce. Loved the coconut/fennel combo, and I doubled that to give it more flavor. I think I also threw in more of the other spices as well. And some cream b/c the photo looked creamy. Yum.

    • Hi,
      Thanks for trying out this korma. The color is because of the tomato and red chilli powder.I too love the coconut and fennel combo and I did not add cream.We should add water so that it is saucy. Two to 3 cups is sufficient.

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