North Indian Curry

VEGETABLE KURMA / MIXED VEG KORMA – RESTAURANT STYLE !!!

Though i know many side dishes to go along with Indian flat bread, but while planning a menu for some new guests,the first dish that strikes me always is “ Vegetable Kurma / Mixed Veg Korma “. That’s how confident i am about this dish. Its simple yet royal and elegant,which we can proudly present in our dining table for lunch ,dinner or breakfast.I haven’t found anyone till date who doesn’t like this creamy curry. I infact think sometimes how a simple dish can just bowl anyone.That’s the reason i guess its the favorite side dish of restaurants too.. N wow they seem to be a perfect side dish with all..be it rotis,dosas or rice or anything…

I ve been eating restaurant style veg mixed kurma since my growing years but still it makes me drool always and i am always IN for it.Its creamy ,spicy with amazing flavors and addition of mixed veggies makes it healthy.There are many variations of making a korma. Creaminess in the gravy is achieved by adding coconut , cashew , cream etc.So are you ready to learn my version of Mixed Veg Kurma ?? Here it goes…

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VEGETABLE KURMA Yum
Course side dish
Cuisine south indian
Servings
serving
Ingredients
To Grind :
Roughly crush (Garam Masala )
Course side dish
Cuisine south indian
Servings
serving
Ingredients
To Grind :
Roughly crush (Garam Masala )
Instructions
  1. Partially cook the veggies with some salt and water. Ensure that they are cooked just right - neither crunchy nor too mushy.
  2. In a mortor slightly crush ,fennel seeds ,cinnamon,cloves,cardamom and star anise. You need not powder it fine .
  3. Soak cashew and khus khus in water for about 15- 25 mins.
  4. Heat oil in a kadai or pan.Temper with mustard seeds,cumin seeds and bay leaf.When mustard splutters add crushed garam masala ingredients.Saute for a minute or so .Next add chopped onions n green chillies.Saute till onion turns translucent.
  5. Next add chopped tomatoes and little salt. Saute till tomatoes become mushy .
  6. Meanwhile grind all the ingredients mentioned under things to grind. Add some water and grind to a smooth paste.
  7. Once tomatoes become mushy ,add the ground masala .Add turmeric and mix well.Saute the masala well till it leaves oil and raw smell goes completely.
  8. Once the masala is nicely fried,add cooked mixed vegetables.
  9. Add salt and enough water to get the desired consistency of kurma .Mix well .Close the pan with a lid leaving a small gap .Cook over medium low flame for about 5-10 mins.The Kurma will thicken as it boils and veggies will taken in spices.Check the consistency of the kurma again and add little more water if required.Let it come to a boil. Switch off. Add chopped coriander leaves and lemon juice.Mix well.
  10. Transfer the yummy aromatic Kurma to a serving bowl and serve it hot with chapathi/poori/Rava Idly/Set Dosa / Jeera Rice /Ghee Rice etc.Do try it out friends.. I am sure you will love it. I ve got thumbs up by many for this recipe of Veg Kurma..
    mixed veg kurma
Recipe Notes
  • The vegetables should be par boiled the first time. So take care not to over cook it.
  • In case you dont have coconut , you can add coconut milk.
  • You can also add paneer / tofu /soya chunks to the kurma.
  • Cut all veggies almost even size. So that all veggies cook evenly .
  • Frying of masala well till raw smell goes is an important step for a good Kurma.

 

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25 Comments

  • Reply
    Linsy Patel
    June 9, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    yes its perfect for a side dish, yummy

  • Reply
    Sony P
    June 9, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    Absolutely super tasty kurma…….. love the color !

  • Reply
    Priya Shiva
    June 9, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    Delicious!

  • Reply
    Chitra
    June 9, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    Lovely color. Looks so nice 🙂

  • Reply
    jayashree
    June 9, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    Nice one Smita..:)

  • Reply
    Meena Kumar
    June 9, 2014 at 5:21 pm

    Wow!! love kurma esp the restaurant ones ..and the last pic looks superb.

  • Reply
    Gayathri Sathyanarayanan
    June 9, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    Healthy and yummy gravy.

  • Reply
    mrkk08
    June 9, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    Looks delicious:) what s that in the center, star type? It adds extra richness

  • Reply
    Beulah Arun
    June 10, 2014 at 5:09 am

    Fantastic preparation!

  • Reply
    Smitha Kalluraya
    June 10, 2014 at 5:17 am

    The star shaped spice in the center is start anise..

  • Reply
    Rafeeda AR
    June 10, 2014 at 5:21 am

    wow… just love the color of the curry… awesome…

  • Reply
    nandoos Kitchen
    June 10, 2014 at 9:07 am

    nice kurma.. looks great

  • Reply
    mrkk08
    June 10, 2014 at 9:55 am

    Never used:) thanks for the info

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    remya sean
    June 10, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    nice korma i too prepared it yesterday but we will use coconut milk instead of ground paste

  • Reply
    Gloria
    June 10, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    kurma looks tempting…..well prepared…

  • Reply
    Preetha Soumyan
    June 10, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    Lovely kurma…. looks great in presentation………….

  • Reply
    Nalini Somayaji
    June 12, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    Aromatic ..and tasty veggie Kurma …Well explained..

  • Reply
    Vimitha Anand
    June 12, 2014 at 11:51 pm

    Love it with chapathis. First time here. Happy to follow u. Do check out my blog when u find time

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    Vibha Sp
    June 13, 2014 at 11:55 am

    spicy kurma i would love to have it with poori and chapathy , luking great dear

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    plasterers bristol
    May 7, 2015 at 5:49 pm

    Sounds like something new to try, and looks delicious. Thanks for sharing.Simon

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    Nikhil R
    October 24, 2015 at 2:59 pm

    Tried it at home today and it came out really well 🙂 Thanks for the recipe!

  • Reply
    Nikhil R
    October 24, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    Tried it at home today and it came out really well. Thanks for the recipe.

  • Reply
    Sana
    November 4, 2015 at 4:11 am

    Everybody in my family liked it.It was delicious.

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    Anonymous
    January 8, 2016 at 10:42 am

    Yummy and delicious nice aroma

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    Anagha
    August 23, 2016 at 1:04 pm

    Hi Smitha I tried this kurma today and it was yummy. Tastier than punjabi style kurma. I skip onion in grinding and add chilly powdr 1tsp instead of red chillies still it was grt . Thnks a lot.

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