vegetable korma


Overview

Time: 30 minutes
Dishes: large, shallow pan, blender (or small blender) 


Hello, hello Dear Readers!

I'm missing Indian restaurants, so I decided to make ONE Indian dish - Vegetable Korma. This is a coconut-type of dish with lots of vegetables and is quite delicious, so I thought, why not? Then I thought it would be even better with some naan. I have a naan recipe in Everyday Vegan Eats, which is pretty easy, so, yeah. With naan.

Then it hit me: what about some protein? A dal? Sure! So I made a lentil dal with spinach. By that point, there was no reason to let the yogurt and cucumber in the fridge go untouched, so I made the piece de resistance: Raita, which is also in that same book (which, btw, has a killer Tandoori recipe). 

So, my easy Korma dish turned into a feast. It only took about 1.5 hours to prepare, including cooking the naan (which you have to start to prepare early in the day because it needs to rise in the fridge), but it was SO worth it! You, however, can get away with the Korma and some flat bread... or rice. I knew I forgot something.

Enjoy!




Speedy Cooking Tips:

  • Peel the potatoes and carrots and chop, while the coriander toasts. Add them to the pan with the water.
  • Then prepare the green beans and add to the pan to cook.
  • Use a lid to cook the vegetables.
  • Then get the other ingredients out.
  • Make the onion-coconut paste.
  • Chop the zucchini and tomato last.
 


Vegetable Korma

Makes 4 servings 

easy/moderate (Ingredients list kicks it to moderate)

Serve with: Dal, Rice, Raita and/or flat bread, such as Roti or Naan

1. Spices: Heat a large shallow pan over medium heat. Add the coriander seeds and toast until they pop. Stir as needed.

2 teaspoons coriander seeds

2. Add the garam masala to the Spices and IMMEDIATELY add the water:

1 teaspoon garam masala

3 cups water

3. Vegetables: Add the vegetables to the Spices. Cover with a lid and cook for 10 minutes over high heat.

2 medium potatoes, peeled and chopped

2 medium carrots, chopped

2 large handfuls green beans, chopped

1/2 teaspoon salt

4.Onion-Coconut Paste: Blend in a blender as soon as possible:

2 garlic cloves

1 green chile (or 1/4 bell pepper)

1 small onion, coarsely chopped

1-inch piece ginger, chopped

1/2 cup dried coconut shreds

1/2 cup water

5. Zucchini or Peas: Add the zucchini (or peas), the tomato and the Onion-Coconut Paste to the Vegetables. Cover and cook for 8 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender, over medium-high heat.

1 large zucchini, chopped or 1 cup green peas

1 medium tomato, chopped

6. Serve: Taste and adjust seasoning. Stir in the cilantro, if using, and serve: 

3 tablespoons minced cilantro (optional)






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2 comments:

  1. Haha, love how you just kept on embellishing! This looks amazing!!
    And thank you for reminding me of the tandoori recipe in EVE, I've had that on my radar to make for a while.

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    1. Thanks, Susan! I ate my fair share, plus some. And even still, I forgot to make rice! I do have a soft spot for tandoori and next to having an actual tandoori oven, it's a pretty decent recipe.

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