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Saturday, April 11, 2009

Navratan Korma

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


  1. Heat oil in a non-stick kadhai / frying pan and slightly sauté the raisins and cashew nuts on on medium heat. Drain & keep aside.
  2. Heat oil in a pan. Reduce flame, add ginger-garlic paste and sauté a little. Add chopped tomatoes and stir fry for 2 mins.
  3. 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).
  4. Add the vegetables, dry fruits and mix well with the fried masala.
  5. Lower the heat. Add milk while stirring constantly. Increase heat and bring it to boil.
  6. Now simmer and cook for 10 mins / until the vegetables are tender and the gravy becomes thick.
  7. Add paneer and cook for 2 mins (so that the paneer absorbs the gravy). Add a little water, if required.
  8. Transfer navratan korma into a serving bowl. Add the whipped cream and sprinkle garam masala. Garnish with chopped coriander and serve hot.

This recipe is going to WYF -Side dishes by EC of Simple Indian Food and FIC-Red & Green event, hosted by Neha of Tasty Recipes, an event started by Sunshinemom of Tongue Ticklers.


EC said...

Nice one..thanks for the entry

Neha said...

Hmmm, yummy dish , thanx for sending..

ARUNA said...

Good one yaa, tried ur way today....still to eat!!

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