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Monday, January 7, 2013

Hotel Style Veg Kurma (Mixed Vegetable Korma)

Hotel Style Veg Kurma Recipe
Vegetable Kurma / Korma is the best accompaniment with roti's or even poori's.There are different types of kurmas but the hotel style veg kurma that is served with parotta,chapathi, idiappam, makes me drool yes always. Through the days I've modified ammas recipe and came up with this version and now we are hooked onto this recipe.Check out my paneer vegetable korma which I posted long back, its a white kurma.
Hotel Style Veg Kurma Recipe

Veg Kurma Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 20 mins | Cooking Time : 25 mins | Serves : 2
Recipe Category: Sidedish | Recipe Cuisine: North Indian

Vegetables - 1 and 1/4 cup(I used a combination of carrots, gobi, peas,potato and beans)
Onion - 1 medium sized
Tomato - 1 medium sized
Ginger Garlic paste - 2 tsp
Garam masala powder - 1 tsp
Red Chilli powder - 2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Lemon juice - 2 tsp (or) Thick Curd - 1 tbsp
Coriander leaves - 1/2 tbsp
Salt - to taste

To grind to a paste:

Fresh grated coconut - 1/2 cup
Cashews - 4
Poppy seeds - 1/2 tsp
Fennel seeds - 1 tsp
Split roasted gram - 2 tsp
Green Chillies - 2
Cloves - 2
Cinnamon - 1/2 inch piece
Cardamom - 1

To temper:

Oil - 1 tbsp
Maze(Japthri) - 1
Bayleaf - 1
Curry leaves - few
Hotel Style Veg Kurma


  1. First grind the ingredients listed under 'to grind' with little water to a fine paste, Set aside. Chop the vegetables and rinse it well.
    Hotel Style Veg Kurma - Step1
  2. Parboil the vegetables(just half cooked) along with little salt,set aside.Heat oil in a kadai - add the items under 'to temper' then add ginger garlic paste followed by onion saute well until slightly browned.
    Hotel Style Veg Kurma - Step2
  3. Then add chopped tomatoes fry until mushy and raw smell leaves. Then add red chilli powder, coriander powder,garam masala powder and fry for 2mins for the masala powders to blend well.
    Hotel Style Veg Kurma - Step3
  4. Then add the coconut paste, 3/4 to 1 cup water and allow it to boil for 5mins in low flame until raw smell leaves. Then add the veggies,required salt and simmer.
    Hotel Style Veg Kurma Recipe - Step4
  5. Simmer and allow it to boil till you get a thick kurma consistency.If you are adding curd add it at this stage. Add chopped coriander leaves,lemon juice and switch it off.
    Hotel Style Veg Kurma Recipe - Step5
Serve it hot with rotis / pooris. Mixed Vegetable Korma Recipe

My Notes:

  • The kurma thickens with time so switch it off accordingly.
  • The combination of veggies is purely your choice.You can even add channa / butter beans / or even soya chunks.
  • Instead of parboiling the veggies you can even add the veggies directly to the gravy and pressure cook it for a whistle and then simmer. But this way take care not to mush the veggies.
  • You can slip tomatoes and add 3 tbsp of cream / milk to make the kurma white base and even more richer.
  • Lemon juice or curd is a must to give a slight tanginess to the kurma.
Mixed Vegetable Korma Recipe
Written by: SHARMILEE J


  1. Grandma makes something similar.. yumm.. loved ur pics!!

  2. Looks yummy.. i love this with dosa..thanks for sharing

  3. Colorful kurma.. Looks so delicious and flavorful..

  4. hi............looking yummy ...i want you to post dum biriyani recepie

  5. delicious and awesome kurma....

  6. kurma is looking delicious with the chapatis.

  7. Delicious and colorful korma..luv it.

  8. This is so tempting, I want to have some ... with such fresh peas these days, korma is a great idea!

  9. Happy new year sharmi....kurma is looking restaurant like..will try it ASAP.

  10. Its been long time i had kurma..and this one looks perfect ! Bookmarked

  11. Delicious sharmi!!!! looks exactly like restaurant and the roti in the background looks so perfect!!!
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  12. Simple neat recipe. My mom used to make kurma for roti but I love it with dosa or appam :-) Gorgeous clicks as always Sharmi. Happy New Year to you!

  13. Looks very inviting with the rotis at the back. love the sense the aroma of it now. :-)

  14. Wholesome and comforting kurma...

  15. First time here...great recipe and pics. Will definitely give the recipe a try.


  16. all time fav..i generally like kuruma though i never made...will try this recipe

  17. My favorite with parotta. Looks perfectly made. Veggies pic super!

  18. Super tempting and delicious kurma. Nicely done

  19. Can I add Turnip as well, as an additional veg? Will it taste good?

  20. Can I add Turnip too, as an additional veg? Will it taste any different?

    1. Yes you can add any other veggies of your choice too....

  21. Looks tempting!! Poppy seeds are not available in my place. What do I substitute with??

  22. thanks sharmi for the kurma recipe..turned out great...pls post recipe for french fries

  23. Replies
    1. You can skip it...no worries. Not sure on the substitute........

  24. hi dear..I tried out this recipe yesterday...it was awesome..but I did not get the colour..my korma was whitish green...it tasted amazing nevertheless...

    Thanks a lot for sharing recipes. Makes life a lot easier, for newly married or amateur cooks...I like your oats section...Do try to add more oat based recipes...

  25. Hi dear

    I tried this recipe yest and it turned out amazing. I dint get the colour somehow...Yours looks reddish and mine looked whitish green...the taste was great nevertheless

    Thank you Sharmi for sharing such lovely recipes with us..It makes life a lot easier for newly married and amateur cooks

    I like the oat based recipes. Its a good way to integrate it into the 'not so healthy' Indian cuisine. Do try to add more of them to your list.

  26. I just made this an hour ago. Before cooking, it did not even occur to me what kurma smells like. After making it only I remembered the smell of hotel kurma...it turned out perfect, except for the colour (as noted by the previous commentor). The taste and the smell were amazing though. Bookmarking this website! Thank you!

  27. I tried this recipe today, it was perfect thank you.

  28. It was a perfect Hotel veg kurma.. very delicious and tasty. thanks for posting..

  29. This dish was perfect hotel veg kurma.. very tasty and delicious.. Thanks for posting this..

  30. I just made this kurma for dinner! turned out really yummy! thank you!

  31. Another recipe from your blog - perfect!!

  32. I have been spending a lot of time in your blog all day today. Its very inspiring. It feels like I found the right recipe book at last and never ever have to google for anything i have to make anymore.

    It would be a great idea to float an app with your recipes.. it would help for ppl like me cooking with ipad in kitchen :-)

  33. very tasty..........and i like this website very much

  34. Wonderful Korma. I was always wondering how to make a korma that tastes like this.
    Searched internet and found this. I just tried it an it turned out really good. The chilli level was a bit high for my taste, but I think you can always adjust that to one's preference. I got the color also. Thanks a lot

  35. I just tried this curma and it has come out well. very delicious and simple to make.. Thank you :)

  36. good one sharmilee the pics are well taken and your presentation is excellent which helps people to try out. thanks

  37. good presentation with pics and well presented makes people want to try sort of.

  38. how many tsp coriander powder n chilli powder should be added after adding coconut paste? u didnt mentioned above ..

  39. Hi sharmi..I prepared this kurma yesterday for my niece's birthday...it was awesome!!! A showstopper..:) it took the dinner to whole new level..too good..but one query...my kurma didn't had tat color ur kurma has...y y y?

  40. hi sharmi..... your doing very good job..thankyou very much for this yummy recipe's

  41. Hi Sharmi....I have been following your blog from a while and this is my first comment, I tried Kurma at home and it came to be one of my best dish...my hubby just loved it....
    Thank u and keep posting such recipes :)

  42. I tried it last night and it turned out yummy....Thanks for sharing...

  43. Hello, Tried your receipe.....I turned out really fantastic. Thanks for the receipe. Your blog is very nice.

  44. Hey dear!!!! I have become addicted to your blog!!! Tried this recipe as well it turned out fabulous!!! Dint get the color of the gravy as shown in this pic!!! Still it was very tasty!!! Thanks to your blog we enjoy restaurant style food@ home!!!

    Two things I want to bring to your notice in indregidents section you have mentioned onion twice ... secondly, I added garam masala after adding veggies, I guess youve forgot to mention when it needs to be added... im not finding fault in your blog but just thought of bringing it to your.... a huge fan of your recipes!!!! Thanks a ton

  45. hi i tried kurma for parootta its really awesome...perfect combination.ur blog recipes r so good to eat..i like very muchhhhhh


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