Veggie Korma


Veggie Korma

This one pot Veggie Korma is absolutely loaded with veggies like zucchini, bell pepper, cauliflower, carrot and onion and cooked in a flavourful curry based cream sauce dotted with cashews for extra flavour and texture.  You can add as little or as much spice as you like and customize to your taste.  So good and a favourite around here!  Who needs take out when there’s this?

Hey you guys!  What’s up? So, we had quite the wind storm around here this past weekend.  There were sustained winds of over 100km for about three hours and even reports of winds at 180km!!  There were power outages  and everything.  It was unfortunate, too, because our city was hosting the Canadian men’s curling championship so I’m sure there were lots of visitors to our province; they got the pleasure of experiencing the lovely weather we were having #sarcastic.  On a positive note, I guess it makes for quite the little story, right?  So, mother nature, where’s spring?  I’m done with all this awful weather.  What was it like in your neck of the woods?  Anyways, onwards and upwards. Let’s talk food.  My favourite topic!  And I have a super flavourful one for you guys today – Veggie Korma.

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There’s a local Indian restaurant around here that has a vegetable curry with veggies, similar to this recipe.  The thing is, when we have gotten the dish in the past, while it is always tasty, sometimes the sauce to veggie ratio is off, ya know?  While I do LOVE that sauce (helloooo cream), especially when I use rice to soak it all up, I do want substance, i.e. veggies.  And, plus, you know that homemade is always the best.

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My suggestion to you with this recipe is that prep in advance.  It takes about 30 minutes to cook, and 10 minutes of prep.  Everything happens relatively fast when you are cooking it so I would suggest having all your veggies cut and ready to go so that everything moves along swiftly….meaning you get to have this in yo belly faster!

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Once all of this was cooked, I garnished with a bunch of cilantro, but if you aren’t a fan, feel free to leave out or use parsley if you want that extra colour or even some chopped green onion.  Remember, judgement free zone around here – whatever makes dem taste buds happy!

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I served with a seven grain blend, but this would also be lovely with cauliflower mash (see recipe notes below).  If you want to make the full meal deal out of this, I suggest serving with naan and yogurt and a lovely side of Easy Indian Creamed Spinach from my friend Karrie from Tasty Ever After.  I’ve made that recipe and spinach never tasted so good!

I could seriously face plant in this dish, you guys.  And that creamy curry based spicy sauce?  Pour it on me.  I’ve made this Veggie Korma a bazillion times and it is always a favourite.  There’s absolutely no meat in here and, honestly, you are not gonna miss it one peck.

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Once you’ve made this recipe, I’m sure you’ll make again and again.  So much better than takeout and you get to eat at home in your comfy clothes.  Oh, by the way, this is awesome with a nice cold beer…..just sayin’.

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Hope you love this Veggie Korma as much as I do, you guys!  Let me know if you get to try!

Until next time, take care and chit chat again soon!

P.S. If you missed my last post, Shepherd’s Pie with Guinness Lamb and Horseradish Mash, you can check it out here.

P.P.S. If you think that this Veggie Korma will make your belly happy too, please  be sure to hit that little PIN button down below to save for later.  Many thanks, you guys! XO

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Veggie Korma
This one pot Veggie Korma is absolutely loaded with veggies like zucchini, bell pepper, cauliflower, carrot and onion and cooked in a flavourful curry based cream sauce dotted with cashews for extra flavour and texture.  You can add as little or as much spice as you like and customize to your taste.  So good and a favourite around here!  Who needs take out when there's this?
Veggie Korma {vegetarian, gluten free} -
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Veggie Korma {vegetarian, gluten free} -
  1. In a large pot (dutch oven), heat oil on medium low. Add onion and cook for about 5 minutes.
  2. To onion, add garlic, ginger, chili, potatoes and carrots. Cook 2 minutes. Push onion mixture to one side of pot and add tomato paste and cook about 1 minute. Stir to combine everything. Add curry powder and stock and cook an additional 10-12 minutes (uncovered) until potatoes and carrots are tender and stock roughly reduced by half.
  3. Add cauliflower, bell peppers, cream, salt, black pepper and cashews. Cover, simmer on low for 10 minutes. Add zucchini and cook 5 minutes more. Finish with cilantro and additional chili (if desired). Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

To make cauliflower rice, simply place cauliflower florets in a food processor and blitz until it has a 'rice' consistency (i.e. broke down), place in a large microwave safe bowl with a tbsp. of coconut oil and salt to taste ( I use about 1/4 tsp), cover with plastic wrap and cook on high for about 8 minutes.  Carefully remove from microwave and uncover (be careful as there will be steam), add in 1/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut (optional) and stir to combine.  Done!

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56 thoughts on “Veggie Korma

  1. Diane Galambos says:

    A great combo of veggies – and I especially like cauliflower! Of late, have been reacting to tomatoes, so am pleased there is only a bit of tomato paste – yay! Temps in southern Ontario are below seasonal – will warm up my tummy with veggie korma!

  2. Cindy says:

    Wow! She (yes, i named your food) is a beauty. Love the veggi combination. I need to get my curry game on over here in LA. It is funny because we are nestled by Little Tokyo, Korea Town, Little Armenia, and Thai Town, but geeze I still am so gun-shy with curry. This is encouragement. I want to try it!

  3. Milena | says:

    Totally awesome & pinned! This post reminded me of living in Estes Park (aka Rocky Mountain Wind Central) a few years ago. The only decent restaurant in town (besides the Stanley’s, where Chris worked:) was a Nepali place. We used to get korma take out from there and enjoy it while guessing if the wind will topple a pine tree and smash it against our house. So happy to not live there any more! And your comment about the veggie to sauce ratio is right on! Cheers!

    • Girl Heart Food says:

      I totally agree….no better time to cook than when it’s snowing outside….speaking of which, we have snow today – the first day of Spring. Ugh! Thanks so much for the kind words and Pin, my friend!

  4. Miriam - says:

    What bad timing for a storm with the Canadian men’s curling championship on. Can’t wait for spring either but we have been treated rather well weather wise here in London and I very much hope that it continues that way. Love Korma and your vegetarian version looks and sounds delicious, such a nice way to get more veggies on the table 🙂 Have a great weekend!
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    • Girl Heart Food says:

      I know! It was unfortunate, but it definitely made for an experience! Thanks Miriam! I love making (and eating) this dish and it is a great way to use up veggies in the fridge. Have a great weekend too 🙂

  5. Marissa says:

    Those winds! It must have been absolutely howling inside your house…Come on spring!!

    This loaded-with-veggie dish is perfect, and all of those spices! It seems like every season has a dish like this that I love and this one is just right for waiting out that last little bit of winter.
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  6. karrie @ Tasty Ever After says:

    OH MY GOSH on those winds!! I have an extreme dislike for strong winds because of dealing with hurricanes while growing up in South Fla. They were always so scary as a kid.
    Yes to veggie korma!!! YUM!!! I could eat Indian food every other day and then eat Mexican the other days. LOL! Seriously, I do love me some Indian food. Especially hot mango pickle. Have you ever had that? I could eat a whole jar of it at one time. So good. Thanks so much for sharing my recipe too girl. I love that you like it 🙂
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    • Girl Heart Food says:

      I know! The winds were cray cray!! I know you could…me too! Hot mango pickle? Tell me more! Hook a sista up! I do have mangos in my fridge and this would be perfect 🙂 You’re very welcome about your spinach recipe…you know I don’t ‘like’ it….I love it! Along with pretty much everything else you make 🙂 XOXO

  7. heather (delicious not gorgeous) says:

    chicken korma is one of my go to’s when i get indian food! but i love the sauce (i’m convinced that i could live off of the sauce + naan for the rest of my life) and could care less about the chicken. veggies sound a lot tastier (; will have to try this one out at home since i’ve never seen a veggie korma at a restaurant before!
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  8. Kathryn @ Family Food on the Table says:

    We’ve had lots of wind too and another blast of chilly weather… and just as I was about to switch our closets over to spring clothes! Guess I better leave the sweaters where they are. Enough about that, this Veggie Korma is calling to me! You know I love me a bowl full of veggies and I’m all about curry anything these days so this is right up my alley! Pinned and can’t wait to try it! Have a wonderful week! XXOO
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    • Girl Heart Food says:

      I totally know what you mean, Kathryn! I can’t wait to get my spring clothes and shoes out and the weather is just not cooperating! I do know how much you love your veggies, girl, and so happy you are liking this one! Thanks so much for the kind words and Pin. Have a wonderful week too! XOXO

  9. Adina says:

    Such beautiful colors!! I love this kind of dish, I make something similar quite often using whatever veggies I happen to have. I just wish my kids would finally understand how amazing cauliflower is, at the time being they mostly end up eating rice with a bit of sauce and maybe the peppers and the carrots in the dish (if I’m lucky).
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  10. Tracy | Baking Mischief says:

    Glad you got through the wind storm unscathed! Here is Southern California, we are in full blown spring mode already (it’s supposed to be 80 degrees here this weekend!!) and honestly, I could do with a little more winter weather before the heat sets in.

    This looks delish! I’ve never made veggie korma before, but I love how hearty and flavorful it looks. I think it needs to go to the top of my to-try list. Pinned!
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    • Girl Heart Food says:

      Oh wow! Totally jealous of your nice weather, girl! I can’t take any more cold, snow and wind! Thanks so much, Tracy! You’re going to love this one. It’s a favourite around our home 🙂

  11. Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop says:

    That’s some wind storm! I always like when the power goes out…..for about the first 30 minutes. Then I’m like…..Where’s that dang power! 🙂 This veggie dish is just what I need to get me through this winter slump! I am ready for spring, but the weather just isn’t cooperating!
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    • Girl Heart Food says:

      I completely know what you mean, Kathy!! For the first little bit of the power going it’s kinda nice and then not so much! Too funny! Thanks so much 🙂 Hope your week is going great!

  12. Sarah @ Champagne Tastes says:

    Veg Korma is my FAV! I make it at home all the time! I love that it’s always a little different each time I have it somewhere new, or even just as the veggies get swapped out with the seasons. And I want it with all the spice!!! Lol.
    And weather.. well I was in Florida this week, but I’m headed back to the frozen tundra now. Sob 😩
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  13. Jolina says:

    This looks delicious Dawn! Perfect for our new-ish Meatless Mondays, an attempt at a relatively healthier lifestyle (I mean, we can eat cookies all day but we decided we prolly shouldn’t!). I get your sauce – veggie ratio issue. I’ve had dishes like that too. But this looks perfect! And yeah, we heard about your bizarre weather on the news. Stay warm! We’re all gearing up for a snowstorm tonight-tomorrow over here. It stopped snowing though…so maybe the news people jinxed it away!

  14. Nicoletta @sugarlovespices says:

    Yes! That is a dish I would greatly enjoy! It looks beautiful and tastes awesome! We’ve had some pretty bad weather here too, lots of snow and cold temperatures. This week is supposed to get better, let’s hope. In the meantime, we’ll be enjoying your veggie korma (my husband is a fan of Indian flavors, as well!)
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  15. Shashi at RunninSrilankan says:

    WOA – winds with speeds of 100km and 180km is crazy! I’m glad y’all are safe! While we down in the South don’t have it hardly as bad as y’all do – the temps seem to have taken a nose dive this weekend – so so cold and rainy and gloomy – I woke up this morning and thought I was in Seattle! Yikes! And while I’m not to fond of this crazy weather, I sure do ador veggie korma! When we lived in Abu Dhabi, there was a small Indian store that sold the best korma – only they diced the veggies so super small that it was hard to make out which was which! Dawn, your’s looks perfectly chunky and delicious! Happy Monday to ya – I’m heading over to check out your Shepherd’s Pie now!
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    • Girl Heart Food says:

      The wind was definitely crazy! I haven’t experienced anything like that in so long and I hope it doesn’t happen again! I love this korma and I hope you get a chance to try it soon! Though, I bet the korma you had in Abu Dhabi was AMAZING!! The veggies are definitely chunky in this one so when you eat something, you can definitely tell what it is, ya know? Thanks Shashi 🙂

  16. David @ Spiced says:

    Oh man, we totally had the same crazy winds around here lately too! We had some huge (I mean huge!) branches come down in the yard. And it even knocked out power for several hours. Add in the fact that the temperatures were below freezing, and you can be sure that I didn’t want to be outside for that! I’d much rather be inside eating a nice bowl of this veggie korma and watching the curling championships! (Yes, I did watch a decent amount of those this year!) Thanks for the awesome recipe, Dawn…I love me some comfort food! (But I have to admit that I’m ready for summer comfort food now…)
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    • Girl Heart Food says:

      Ugh, branches on trees are scary when there’s wind!! I hope that’s the last of the crappy weather for a while and bring on Spring!! I knew you’d be watching the curling 🙂 Hope you get a chance to try the recipe! Thanks so much and have a great week, my friend!

  17. Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary says:

    LOL, well mother nature better answer one of us, since we both asked her what the heck is up! 😉 Sounds like you guys had CRAZY winds up there! I like when it’s a little windy, but cold and winds at over 100km? Ummm no. Anyways, this veggie korma is absolutely screaming my name! I looooooooove all the veggies and the cashews! Plus that curry cream sauce?! DROOL! I could totally cozy up with a few bowls of this right about now! Cheers, girl! XO
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    • Girl Heart Food says:

      Haha! True Cheyanne! The winds were unbelievable! Most they’ve been in years and years! This is one of my favourite things to make. Hope you get a chance to try it! Stay warm 🙂 Thanks girlie! XO

  18. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says:

    You must’ve gotten our wind storm weather, because we had horrible winds on Tuesday and Wednesday! Around 35 mph (not sure what that is in km?) and just plain awful. Our winter has been pretty mild here though, so I really can’t complain about the temps, though we did get some snow last night. But I am ready for spring and colorful veggies like this dish! Such a pretty recipe, Dawn! I love all of the gorgeous colors and flavor with the curry and spices. I think I could make a meal out of this! Perfect for thoughts of spring, too. Pinned, of course! Hope you’re having a good Monday!
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    • Girl Heart Food says:

      I think 35 mph is about 56 kpm. The wind definitely is aweful! Spring can’t come soon enough and when we get the odd sunny day lately, it makes me wish it was here already. This veg korma happens to be one of my favourite things to make (and eat). And though there’s cream in there, it is loaded with veggies so they cancel out the cream, lol 😀 Appreciate the kind words and Pin. Happy Monday, my friend!

  19. annie@ciaochowbambina says:

    Oh man this looks good! The bright punches of color are everything I need right now! We returned home yesterday from gorgeous California climate to east coast snow and 13 degrees. So – yes – I am very ready for Mother Nature to do her thing and invite the birds to chirp and the blossoms to bloom! I’ll just have to load up on this veggie korma until it happens! Have a marvelous week, my friend! XOXO
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    • Girl Heart Food says:

      Thank you Annie!! Oh, what a rush I’d say going from warm weather to cold! We had a couple of sunny days last week and it just made me want spring to hurry up and get here already. Have a wonderful week too, my friend 🙂 XOXO

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