5 from 9 votes
This authentic takeaway-style vegan korma uses coconut yoghurt and cashews to create a rich and tangy sauce, with delicious spices and your choice of veg and pulses. Easy but showstopping curry #vegan #plantbased #indian #curry #vegetarian
Takeaway-Style Vegan Korma
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins

This creamy vegan korma made with coconut yoghurt and blended cashews is rich and delicately spiced.  Serve with rice and naan for a showstopping vegan Indian feast.

Course: Main
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: vegan korma
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 367 kcal
Author: Kate Ford | The Veg Space
  • 50 g cashew nuts
  • 1 onion
  • 2 tbsp rapeseed or sunflower oil
  • 2 tsp ginger purée / 2-3cm piece root ginger, peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 tsp garlic purée / 2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
  • 3 tsp garam masala
  • 2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 250 ml coconut yoghurt
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 25 g sultanas
  • 600 g vegetables and pulses (I used a 450g bag frozen Birds Eye Chickpea & Spinach mix with lentils and spinach, plus 150g cooked potato. See above for more ideas)
  • 4 tbsp dairy-free cream (I used soya cream)
  1. Pour 150ml warm water into a jug or bowl, and add the cashew nuts.  Leave them soaking and set aside.

  2. Peel and slice the onion.  Heat the oil in a large, lidded frying pan or casserole dish and cook the onion over a medium heat for 4-5 minutes until starting to soften.

  3. Prepare the garlic and ginger and add to the pan. Continue to cook on a gentle heat.

  4. Tip the cashews and their soaking water into a mini-chopper or blender, and add the garam masala, turmeric and cinnamon. Blitz to a smooth paste then add to the pan and cook over a gentle heat for 4-5 minutes, stirring frequently.

  5. Stir in the yoghurt, salt and sultanas, bring to a simmer and continue to cook for a further 4-5 minutes.

  6. Finally, add the vegetables / pulses and the dairy-free cream and cook for a further 4-5 minutes.  Serve with rice and naan.

Nutrition Facts
Takeaway-Style Vegan Korma
Amount Per Serving
Calories 367
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.