Sunday, August 28, 2011

Navratan Kurma

Navratan korma is popular Indian Vegetarian curry. This kurma is a mixed combination of vegetables, paneer, fruit & nuts. Traditionally Navratan Korma comes from a Mughlai origin giving it a very rich and slightly sweet taste. This is an absolutely delicious recipe and for all those who are not so fond of spicy Indian food, this should be a welcome change.

Boiled vegetables (potatoes, carrots, green peas, green beans, cauliflower, peppers, cabbage, cluster beans)-3cup
  Grated paneer- 150gms
Grated onion-   -2
Ginger paste-   1 1 / 2 tsp
 Garlic paste-1 1 / 2 tsp
 Salt to taste
Turmeric powder-     1 tsp
Red chili powder-     1 1 / 2 tsp -
Coriander powder-     1 tsp -
 Garam masala powder-2 tsp -
Vegetable oil-6 tbsp
Milk / water-1 cup
Raisins-2 tbsp
Cashew Nut, broken in half-2tbsp
Cashew Nut (for gravy)2tbsp
Poppy Seeds-1 tbsp
Piece Cinnamon-1 inch
Piece Ginger-1 inch
Coriander for garnish

1.In small bowl soak cashew nut and poppy seeds in 1/4 cup warm water for 30 minutes.
2. Blend together cashew nuts, poppy seeds, ginger, green chili, clove and cinnamon, into smooth paste.
3.  Make tomato puree. Ready-made tomato puree can also be used.
4.   Take 1 tbsp ghee and increased dry fruits for about 1 minute on medium heat.
5. Heat oil in a saucepan. Fry the onions and ginger-garlic paste until golden brown.
6. Add salt, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala and cook for 2-3 minutes.
7. Next add tomato puree and dried fruit. Stir well and cook the mixture for 4 minutes. Make sure the mixture does not stick to the bottom of the pan.
8. Add milk (use water alternatively). Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until sauce thickens
9. Add paneer to the sauce and stir well.
10.Finally, add all the vegetables to the above gravy and cook for 5-7 minutes.
11.Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve hot with roti, chappati, paratha or rice.


Hari Chandana P said...

Wowww... looks super delicious and perfect.. thanks for the awesome recipe dear.. Yummy :)
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Indian Khana said...

Love this ...looks yum

Priya Suresh said...

Looks super delicious and wonderful..

Prathima Rao said...

Popular & one of my most fav curries!!!
Prathima Rao
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