Navratan Korma is a delicious curry (Mughlai cuisine) with nine ingredients including vegetables, nuts and paneer / cottage cheese (hence the name navratan / nine jewels). You can add vegetables of your choice. This is generally served as a side dish with hot Naans / Kulchas / Paranthas.
- 3 cups vegetables (potatoes, carrots, green peas, french beans, cauliflower and capsicum)
- 1 cup paneer cubes
- 1/4 cup dry fruits (cashew nuts, raisins)
- 3 medium sized tomatoes, chopped
- 6 tbsp white oil
- 1 & 1/2 tsp ginger paste
- 1 & 1/2 tsp garlic paste
- 1 tsp turmeric powder
- 1 tsp coriander/ dhania powder
- 1 tsp cumin seeds / jeera powder
- 1& 1/2 tsp red chilli powder (to taste)
- 2 tsp garam masala powder
- 2 tsp salt (to taste)
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 cup milk
- 2 tbsp whipped cream
- 2 bunch coriander leaves, chopped
- Heat oil in a non-stick kadhai / frying pan and slightly sauté the raisins and cashew nuts on on medium heat. Drain & keep aside.
- Heat oil in a pan. Reduce flame, add ginger-garlic paste and sauté a little. Add chopped tomatoes and stir fry for 2 mins.
- Add turmeric powder, salt, sugar, red chilli powder, coriander & cumin seeds powder. Mix well and stir for another 2 mins. (Ensure that the masala doesn't stick to the bottom of the kadhai / frying pan).
- Add the vegetables, dry fruits and mix well with the fried masala.
- Lower the heat. Add milk while stirring constantly. Increase heat and bring it to boil.
- Now simmer and cook for 10 mins / until the vegetables are tender and the gravy becomes thick.
- Add paneer and cook for 2 mins (so that the paneer absorbs the gravy). Add a little water, if required.
- Transfer navratan korma into a serving bowl. Add the whipped cream and sprinkle garam masala. Garnish with chopped coriander and serve hot.