What We Tried… Vegetarian Korma & Naan Recipes (Indian)


My husband and I recently visited a local Indian restaurant for our anniversary (remember the cucumber/jalepeno incident?).

We both fell in love with the zest and overall taste as well as how filling it is!

I have been on the hunt for a recipe that would work well for our family and found this one along with the Naan recipe online.

We served this to the entire family. Ethan picked through, ate a few vegetables and several pieces of Naan. Emma was a little more adventurous but needed a little more water than Ethan (and ate as much Naan) Winking smile. The rest of us loved it and are still talking about it days later.

Hint… if you decide not to serve this with Naan, make sure you serve it with some sort of bread… maybe a pan bread of some sort? It helps absorb the heat the spices generate (and the kids kept saying how it tasted like fresh baked pretzels).

Vegetarian Korma

345675Prep Time: 25 Min
Cook Time: 30 Min
Ready In: 55 Min
Servings 4 servings

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger root
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 potatoes, cubed
  • 4 carrots, cubed
  • 1 fresh jalapeno pepper, seeded and sliced
  • 3 tablespoons ground unsalted cashews
  • 1 (4 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons curry powder
  • 1 cup frozen green peas
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup heavy cream (we used evaporated milk)
  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro for garnish
  • rice
  1. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in the onion, and cook until tender. Mix in ginger and garlic, and continue cooking 1 minute. Mix potatoes, carrots, jalapeno, cashews, and tomato sauce. Season with salt and curry powder. Cook and stir 10 minutes, or until potatoes are tender.
  2. Stir peas, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, and cream into the skillet. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 10 minutes. Garnish with cilantro to serve.
  3. We served this over brown rice, but white works just as well.

Nutritional Information

Amount Per Serving  Calories: 462 | Total Fat: 31.1g | Cholesterol: 82mg

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Prep Time: 30 Min
Cook Time: 7 Min
Ready In: 3 Hrs
Servings 14 servings


  • 1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 4 1/2 cups bread flour
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic (optional)
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Let stand about 10 minutes, until frothy. Stir in sugar, milk, egg, salt, and enough flour to make a soft dough. Knead for 6 to 8 minutes on a lightly floured surface, or until smooth. Place dough in a well oiled bowl, cover with a damp cloth, and set aside to rise. Let it rise 1 hour, until the dough has doubled in volume.
  2. Punch down dough, and knead in garlic. Pinch off small handfuls of dough about the size of a golf ball. Roll into balls, and place on a tray. Cover with a towel, and allow to rise until doubled in size, about 30 minutes.
  3. During the second rising, preheat grill to high heat.
  4. At grill side, roll one ball of dough out into a thin circle. Lightly oil grill. Place dough on grill, and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until puffy and lightly browned. Brush uncooked side with butter, and turn over. Brush cooked side with butter, and cook until browned, another 2 to 4 minutes. Remove from grill, and continue the process until all the naan has been prepared.

Nutritional Information

Amount Per Serving  Calories: 211 | Total Fat: 4.5g | Cholesterol: 24mg

**** Our bread dough did not rise quickly (or well). We decided to skip the last 30 minute rise and cook it in the pan. Just remember the garlic butter brush and you will be fine! The kids kept saying it tasted like fresh baked pretzel.

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  1. mmmmmm! this sounds wonderful! try it with coconut milk instead of cream….healthier, cheaper and VERY tasty!

    • Oh YES! Thank you for reminding me. We used evaporated milk instead of cream! :O)

  2. This looks amazing! I was just telling my husband last night how I had such an intense craving for Korma, but I didn’t have a recipe and the closest Indian restaurant is over an hour away now that we’ve moved. Plus, it was 10 pm! Thank you for posting this….I think I’ll have to try it out tonight!

    • I was hesitant to post because the kids weren’t gaga over it, but again they ARE preschoolers :O). My family is asking for it again this week. I did change the recipe a bit a minute ago… we substituted the cream with evaporated milk to avoid the excess fat. Enjoy! :O)

  3. Yum! I’ve never tried cooking Indian before. Not sure how my family would like it…but this looks delicious!

  4. Sarah N says:

    I am a vegetarian and foods other than our typical “American” are so easy for me to have multiple choices, and Indian is one of them!! I could eat naan morning, noon and night…and maybe the middle of the night too!!!

  5. Lauren R says:

    This looks delicious! My three year old will love you! lol

  6. Carrie says:

    This sounds and looks SO good! I love chicken korma at our favorite indian restaurant and I always eat it with naan. I will have to try making it on my own.

  7. Thomas Murphy says:

    sounds good, thanks for the recipe.

  8. Ned says:

    looks great! i love indian food:) I’m also pretty good at cooking indian.. especially the curries:)

  9. courtney b says:

    hmm usually not a fan of indian food but this might be something to check out….

  10. marissa lee says:

    i must try this indian food..thank you for sharing.

  11. G K says:

    I’ve never had Indian food, but this looks good. Anything with potatoes, carrots, and onions is good with me.

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