It’s all about the korma! Veg korma recipe

Veg korma recipe

A traditional Indian delicacy, korma is a dish of meat or vegetables braised with curd, cream, coconut milk, water or stock, and mellowed in spices such as coriander and cumin to produce a thick sauce or gravy. Korma is usually served with naan/roti or rice. Try out these immunity-boosting healthy korma recipes – Parvathy Menon

Vegetable korma (6 servings)

Ingredients For the paste:

  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 1 green chilli
  • 1 ½ inch ginger
    3 garlic cloves
  • ¼ cup cashew nuts
  • ½ cup water


  • 1 cup diced potato
  • 1 cup cauliflower florets
  • ½ cup beans cut into 1 ½ inch pieces
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1 cup diced carrot
  • ½ cup frozen or fresh peas
  • 2 ½ cups water

Other ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala
  • 2 tsp Kashmiri chilly powder
  • ½ tsp cinnamon powder
  • ¼ tsp cardamom powder
  • 1 ½ tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp cream
  • Coriander leaves for garnishing

Preparation guide

  • Boil the ingredients for the paste in ½ cup of water. Then, blend in a mixer.
  • Boil the potato in 2 ½ cups of water for 3 minutes, add the carrots and green peas and boil for another 3 minutes. Now, add the cauliflower and beans and boil for another 3 minutes. Drain the vegetables and set aside.
  • Heat ghee in a large pan. Add the prepared paste and all spices. Cook, stirring occasionally until the ghee separates (should take less than 5 minutes).
  • Add the vegetables, the tomatoes and 1 cup of water and cook covered for another 3-4 minutes. Take off the heat and stir in the cream. Garnish with chopped coriander and serve hot with steamed rice or parathas.

Health benefits: Cashews are low in sugar and rich in fibre and plant protein. They’re also a good source of magnesium and manganese — important nutrients for energy, brain health, and boosting immunity. 

Also check:

Mutton korma recipe

Chicken korma recipe

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