Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Vegetarian Korma with Basmati Rice

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This Vegetarian Korma recipe from is definitely one of my favorite dinners! I love Indian food and this tastes like restaurant quality. My kids loved it and we had no leftovers! You could easily added diced chicken if you want.

Here's my altered version of the recipe:


  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 small onions, diced (half for the rice, half for the korma)
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger root
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced (half for the rice, half for the korma)
  • 2 potatoes, cubed
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 3 tablespoons ground unsalted cashews (I put 3 tablespoons ish of cashews in a plastic baggie and crushed them with a mallet)
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons curry powder
  • 1 cup frozen green peas
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro for garnish
  • 32 oz Chicken broth
  • 2 cups Basmati rice

*Basmati rice absorbs a lot of liquid. So while at first it may appear that there is too much liquid in the pot, it's usually not. Follow the cooking directions on the basmati rice label. Sub chicken broth for the water.

First get the rice started by heating a pot on medium high. Drizzle some olive oil in the pot and sautee half of your chopped onions until tender, about 4 minutes. Add half of your chopped garlic and cook for about 1 minute. Add rice and the broth and bring to a boil. Boil, uncovered, for 10-12 minutes.

While the rice is going start the korma.


  1. Heat a skillet over medium heat and drizzle some olive oil in. Stir in the other half of your chopped onions, and cook until tender. Add the red peppers and sautee for 2 more min. Mix in ginger and garlic, and continue cooking 1 minute. Mix in potatoes and cashews. Season with salt and curry powder. Cook and frequently stir for 10 minutes, or until potatoes are tender.
  2. Add the can of coconut milk and add more salt/curry powder to taste.
  3. Stir peas into the skillet. Reduce heat to low and simmer 10 minutes. Stir as needed.
  4. 4. Serve with the basmati rice and enjoy!

If you have extra rice, use it the next day to make fried rice! I usually make sure to make extra rice just for that :)


Frau Wright

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