Veg Kurma Recipe:-How to Make Vegetable Kurma at Home?

Veg Kurma Recipe | South Indian Style Mix Vegetable kurma:  Spicy, coconutty and very aromatic south Indian style veg kurma/ korma which can be enjoyed with roti or rice. Today I want to introduce one of my best friends Viji (Vijyalaxmi Dhayal). She makes awesome food and I love her veg  kurma very much. I like this korma as it is very delicious, light and goes very well with zeera rice, pooris, chapati or plain rice. I like this recipe of veg kurma as it tastes very different from north Indian curries. Veggies are cooked here in mild garlic and coconut, cashew sauce makes that makes it super delicious. We did not added curry leaves here but if you like you can add them too. You can also add more or less chilly powder according to your taste buds. This vegetable kurma recipe is very simple and easy to follow. Just ground ginger, garlic, green chilly, coconut and cashews. Sauté onions and tomatoes and veggies and ground paste, add some spices and boil korma till veggies are soft. Sounds easy, isn’t it. It’s a must try and I am sure you will love it.

Veg Khurma Recipe

Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian


  • 1 inch Ginger
  • 3 Garlic Clove
  • 1 Green Chilli
  • ¼ cup Cashew
  • ½ cup Dry Coconut/ Desiccated Coconut grated
  • 4 tbsp Oil
  • 3 Cloves
  • 2-3 Cinnamon Sticks small pieces
  • ½ cup Onion chopped
  • 1 Tomato chopped
  • ½ cup Carrot
  • ½ cup Beans chopped
  • ½ cup Peas
  • ¾ cup Potato chopped
  • 1 cup Cauliflower chopped
  • ¾ tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • Salt
  • Water as needed


  • In a mixer grinder grind together ginger, garlic, green chilly, grated coconut, cashews and some water to a thick paste.
  • Heat pan at medium heat and add oil. As the oil gets hot add cloves and cinnamon stick.
  • Now add chopped onions, little salt and saute till onions turns little pink.
  • As onion turns pink add chopped tomatoes, mix everything and cook till tomatoes are slightly mushy.
  • Now add turmeric powder, mix it and add chopped carrots, beans, cauliflower, potatoes,green peas and some more salt.
  • Mix everything and cook it for 5 minutes so that veggies are slightly roasted. Now add chilly powder and coriander powder and give everything a nice mix.
  • Now add 2 cups of water, mix, cover and cook the veggies till they are almost half done. Once veggies are half cooked add ground coconut paste.
  • Add 1 or 2 cups of water mix everything cover and cook kurma till veggies are soft. Once veggies are soft enough add chopped coriander leaves.
  • Veg kurma is ready to serve. It taste best with chapatis, dosa and rice.



Shilpi’s Quick Tricks
  • Onions should not be overcooked in this korma, they should just turns pink before adding tomatoes.
  • Adding cashews gives nice rich taste and smoothness to korma.
  • You can use fresh or frozen coconut. Do not use dry coconut as it will lose oil while cooking and korma will not taste good.
  • This veg kurma has little runny gravy but you can always keep the consistency of gravy as you like.
Keyword main course
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  • Thank you Shilpi for another yummy and healthy recipe. My kid and husband enjoyed this veg dish very much.

    neha ray September 26, 2016 2:51 am Reply
    • thanks Neha. I am happy to know that your family liked the kurma. Stay in touch and keep visiting foods and flavors.

      Shilpi Agarwal September 30, 2016 11:02 am Reply

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