Vegan Navratan Korma Recipe

Gauravi Vinay
Vegan Navratan Korma Recipe
2501 ratings.

The Vegan Navratan Korma Recipe is a rich gravy with vegetables, fruit, dry fruits and nuts with a delicate flavour and richness from all the nut paste and creamy yogurt. This is a great dish to make when you have special guests or when you are in a mood to pamper your family. 

Serve the Vegan Navratan Korma along with a Paneer Pulao with Green Peas and Tadka Raita Recipe (Spiced Curd With Onions) to make a delicious weeknight dinner or even serve as a main course for parties. 

If you like Indian Vegetarian curry recipes, then you must try

  1. Spiced Watermelon Curry Recipe
  2. Sri Lankan Egg Curry Recipe
  3. Moryechi Xacuti / Shark Curry Recipe
  4. Kerala style Fish Curry Recipe
  5. Mangalorean Manoli Curry Recipe

Prep in

60 M

Cooks in

30 M

Total in

90 M


4 Servings


  • 2 Carrots (Gajjar) , diced small
  • 10 to 12 Green beans (French Beans) , cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup Cauliflower (gobi) , cut into florets
  • 2 Potatoes (Aloo) , boiled and diced
  • 1/2 cup Tofu , diced
  • 2 Onions , sliced
  • 6 Green Chillies
  • 2 tablespoon Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Red Chilli powder
  • 3-4 Cardamom (Elaichi) Pods/Seeds , powdered
  • 1 Black cardamom (Badi Elaichi)
  • 3 Cloves (Laung)
  • 1 inch Ginger
  • 1 cup Coconut Yogurt , optional
  • 1/2 cup Coconut milk , thick
  • Mint Leaves (Pudina) , as needed
  • 6-8 Saffron strands
  • Edible Silver Foil/Leaf (Chandi Ka Vark) , optional
  • Pineapple , few pieces
  • 2 tablespoons Sultana Raisins
  • 6-8 Cashew nuts , toasted
  • 1 tablespoon Whole Almonds (Badam) , sliced
  • 1 tablespoon Pistachios , sliced
  • 1/2 Garam masala powder , optional
  • Coconut Oil , cold pressed, as needed
  • For the paste
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons Poppy seeds
  • 10 Cashew nuts , whole
  • 15 Whole Almonds (Badam)

How to make Vegan Navratan Korma Recipe

  1. To begin making the Vegan Navratan Korma, soak cashews and almonds reserved for the paste in water for 40 minutes. Grind this to a smooth paste along with poppy seeds and set aside.

  2. Chop all the vegetables and gather all the ingredients required for the korma.Steam the vegetables with a pinch of salt until tender, make sure they hold the shape.

  3. Grind the poppy seeds, cashew and almonds into a smooth paste, adding little water. Keep the nut-seed mixture aside.

  4. In a large pan heat some oil, add cloves, cinnamon, green cardamom and black cardamom, now add sliced onions, ginger and garlic paste and saute this the raw smell disappears, add green chillies and cook briefly. Let this mixture cool down to room temperature.

  5. Now add these ingredients into a mixie jar and grind to smooth.

  6. Return this gravy into the pan add turmeric powder, red chilli powder and some salt and cook for 3-4 minutes.

  7. Now to this mixture add the coconut yogurt, coconut milk and the nut-seed paste and mix to well and cook for 4-5 minutes or until the korma thickens.

  8. Add the cooked vegetables, tofu and a cup of water and cook until the korma comes together. This should take around 4-5 minutes. Add little water to loosen the korma if required. Add salt and adjust the seasoning. Finally sprinkle the garam masala if using and give it a stir.

  9. In a small pan heat some coconut oil and gently fry cashews and sultanas, turn off the heat add sliced almonds and pistachios and roast for a few seconds. 

  10. Spoon the Vegan Navratan Korma into a serving bowl, place the chandi ka varq if using, top it with cashews, sultanas, almonds and pistachios. Now arrange slices of pineapple, saffron and mint leaves on top.

  11. Serve the Vegan Navratan Korma along with a Paneer Pulao with Green Peas and Tadka Raita Recipe (Spiced Curd With Onions) to make a delicious weeknight dinner or even serve as a main course for parties.