Navratan Korma


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Navratan Korma is a popular Indian Vegetarian dish. Navratan means nine jewels and korma means curry. Here I am using cashew nuts, almonds, raisins, apple, pineapplepomegranate, green peas, green beans and cauliflower as nine jewels in my dish. You can find this dish in any Indian restaurants wherever you go. It is a royal Indian delicacy features a delectable assortment of vegetables and fruits in a rich gravy of cream, onion, cashew nuts, some Paneer and dry fruits. Enjoy this dish with naan or roti.

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  • Preparation Time : 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time : 40 minutes
  • Total Time : 1 hr
  • Serve For : 3-4

Ingredients :

For the gravy paste

  • Onion (1 big) /slices
  • Cashew Nuts (10)
  • Garlic Cloves (6-7 cloves)
  • Ginger (2 inch piece)
  • Green Chilli (1)

For korma

  • Ghee or Clarified Butter (3 tsp)
  • Almond (7-8) /chopped
  • Cashew Nuts (9-10) /chopped
  • Raisins (9-10)
  • Apple (1 small)
  • Shahi Jeera (1/4 tsp)
  • Cumin Powder (1/2 tsp)
  • Coriander Powder (1/2 tsp)
  • Turmeric Powder (1/2 tsp)
  • Cauliflower (10-12 small florets)
  • Green Beans (1/2 cup)
  • Green Peas (2 tbsp) /frozen or boiled
  • Fresh Cream (1/2 cup)
  • Paneer (100 gm) /cut into small cubes
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Sugar (1/2 tsp)
  • Black Pepper Powder (a pinch)
  • Garam Masala Powder (1/4 tsp)
  • Pineapple (8-9 pieces) /cubed
  • Pomegranate Seeds (2 tbsp)

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Saute chopped dry fruits until light brown in colour

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Add apple pieces

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Saute for 1 minute more

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Keep the mixture aside

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Add boiled onion, boiled cashew, garlic cloves, ginger and green chilli into a blender

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Make a smooth puree

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Heat ghee and add shahi jeera

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Add the onion puree into the pan

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After 5 minutes, add cumin powder, coriander powder and turmeric powder

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Cook until the mixture becomes thick and sticky

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Add water

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Add boiled vegetables, stir well and cover the pan for 10 minutes

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After 10 minutes, add fresh cream and cook for 5 minutes more

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Add sautéed dry fruits and apple

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Add sautéed paneer pieces

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Add pepper powder, garam masala powder, salt and sugar. Mix everything well

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Switch off the flame and add pomegranate seeds and pineapple

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Mix well and serve

navratan korma 20Tips :

  • Do not add pomegranate seeds before switching off the flame or it will lose its colour.
  • Serve fresh with naan or roti.

You can also search for more Vegetarian Recipes like Coconut Paneer, Lauki Kofta Curry, Hariyali Paneer, Kashmiri Dum Aloo, Rajma Masala, Gatte Ki Sabzi and many more.

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