Shahi Vegetable Kurma

Shahi Vegetable Kurma

When I got married, my SIL passed on a cook book to me called 100 Delicious Vegetarian Curries
by Chef Mallika Badrinath. In my busy schedule, I totally forgot about the book. Three weeks ago, when my mom was making chapathis for dinner, we came across the usual weekly problem – “Whats the side dish”. That’s when I opened this cookbook. After shortlisting a few recipes based on what was available in the pantry and fridge, we finally zeroed in on this “Shahi Vegetable Kurma” . My mom made it and it tasted so heavenly! It was so yum that we have been preparing this dish every week since then. The best part was my son loved to have this chapathis with this dish. So here is the recipe..

Shahi Vegetable Kurma


Mixed vegetables (Potato, Carrots, Peas, beans) – diced 3 cups. Please note: The original recipe suggests more veggies such as turnip, chow chow (chayote) etc

Kashmiri Chilli Powder – 1 tsp

Grated Onions – 1/2 cup

Oil for frying (The original recipe suggests using ghee and butter for frying)

Ginger Garlic Paste – 1 tsp

Saffron – a pinch

Whipped Curds – 1 and a 1/2 cups

Bay leaf – 1

Cinnamon, cloves, cardamom – few

To grind together 

Blanched almonds – 10

Cashew – 10

Poppy Seeds – 1 tsp


1. As a first step, cut all veggies and steam or microwave cook them till they are done. Grind almonds, cashews and poppy seeds and keep them aside

2. Heat oil in a pan. Once the oil is hot, add whole spices such as  cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, bay leaf. Followed by grated onions and ginger garlic paste

3. Add a pinch of salt and saute till onion becomes golden

4. Add chilli powder, whipped yogurt and salt and stir the gravy in medium flame. you will notice that the oil starts to float on top

5. Add the ground paste, cooked veggies to the gravy

6. Add little bit of water and let the kurma cook till it becomes thick. Garnish with coriander leaves

7. Tasty Shahi Vegetable Kurma is ready to be served with chapathis


2 thoughts on “Shahi Vegetable Kurma

  1. Saranya,

    Your blog is amazing! You have so many creative recipes…
    Shahi vegetable kurma looks divine. I too make shahi vegetable kurma, but I increase the quantity of cashews and don’t use whipped yogurt…

    Blog: global vegan fare


  2. Thank you, Kum for your kind words.
    Your version of Shahi Veg Kurma sounds interesting. I will try that someday.
    You have an amazing blog. I will visit freq



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