Navratan Korma

Navratan Korma is a creamy and semi-sweet vegetable curry. It is a popular Indian vegetable korma with paneer, veggies, fruits and nuts. People in India wear Navarathanam rings, which is implanted

Navratan Korma
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Navratan Korma is a creamy and semi-sweet vegetable curry. It is a popular Indian vegetable korma with paneer, veggies, fruits and nuts. People in India wear Navarathanam rings, which is implanted with 9 natural stones which are believed to bring good luck to the person wearing it. Just like that the nine fruits and veggies in this flavorful dish will ensure good health for everyone! So try it out and share your comments!

You may also like Soya Chunks Paneer Korma and Vegetable Coconut Korma.

It has a unique blend of many flavors, taste and texture. Navratan korma is on the heavier side hence can be served with plain paratha, rotis and also with jeera rice.

Furthermore, I would like to share some of my suggestions for making tasty navratan korma. Firstly, carrots, beans, cauliflower, peas and potatoes are the basic vegetables needed for this recipe. You can also add broccoli instead of cauliflower. While cooking veggies, first steam cooks the potatoes until half-done, then add the rest of the veggies and steam together until just cooked. Don’t overcook them.

Another most common additions you can find in the restaurants are pineapple chunks, panner, raisins, dry nuts and pomegranate seeds. Adding pineapples pieces is must because it gives a  wonderful fruity flavor to this dish. Instead of milk cream, you can also add 1/2 cup of milk. Another important thing, try to use white pepper powder instead of black pepper power because it retains its white color in this dish.

Navratan Korma 2017-01-16 06:23:39

Serves 3    Navratan Korma is a popular North Indian Vegetarian side dish for rotis.                             Print        Prep Time   00:15        Cook Time   00:25        Total Time   00:40

Prep Time   00:15        Cook Time   00:25        Total Time   00:40                      Ingredients

  1. 2 medium-sized onions, sliced
  2. 8 cashew nuts
  3. 2 green chilies
  4. 1 tsp ginger and garlic paste          Vegetables
  5. 1 medium-sized carrot
  6. 4 green beans
  7. 1 small potato
  8. 5 florets cauliflower
  9. 1/4 cup frozen peas
  10. 2 tbsp chopped mixed nuts (cashews, almonds and pistachios)
  11. 20 raisins
  12. 150 grams paneer cubes
  13. 1/2 cup pineapple and apple pieces
  14. 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds
  15. 1/2 tsp white or black pepper powder
  16. 1 tsp sugar
  17. 1 tsp coriander powder
  18. 14 tsp garam masala powder          To temper
  19. 2 tbsp oil
  20. 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  21. 1 bay leaf
  22. 2 cardamoms
  23. 2 cloves
  24. 1 small piece of cinnamon stick
  25. 2 tbsp milk cream
  26. pinch of saffron          Instructions
  27. Soak paneer cubes in hot water until you cook it.
  28. Then cut all vegetables in cube size and onions in lengthwise.
  29. Stir-fry paneer cubes until they become golden brown, remove them and add in dry fruits, fry them until browned.
  30. Then wash cauliflower florets in hot water and drain them.
  31. Finally, steam cook all the vegetables in a steamer until half cooked.          For the onion paste
  32. Cook the onions and cashews with 1/2 cup of water until cashews are slightly tender.
  33. Then drain the water and cool it for few mins.
  34. Place it in a blender and blend until smooth, keep it aside.          How to cook Navratan Korma
  35. Then heat a pan with oil, add all the ingredients for temper and fry until spluttering.
  36. Also add chopped green chilies and ginger garlic paste, fry until raw small leaves.
  37. Then place the ground paste, stir-fry until it begins to leave the pan.
  38. Furthermore, add coriander powder and garam masala powder along with salt, stir-fry for 30 seconds until its raw smell goes.
  39. Then pour 1 cup of water and bring it to boil.
  40. Now add all the steamed veggies and cook them for 3 mins until the veggies are fully cooked. Then add the fried paneer cubes, nuts and raisins.
  41. When the gravy becomes thick, add saffron, milk or cream and mix well until combined.
  42. Then add white pepper powder and sugar, mix well.
  43. Switch off the heat and finally, add all the fruits and serve immediately.         By Santhi Therese    The Indian Claypot https://theindianclaypot.com/

Serves 1
Prep Time: 00:15
Cook Time: 00:25
Total Time: 00:40

Ingredients

  • 2 medium-sized Onions
  • 8 Cashew Nuts
  • 2 Green Chilies
  • 1 tsp Ginger and Garlic Paste
  • 1 medium-sized Carrot
  • 4 Green Beans
  • 1 small Potato
  • 5 Cauliflower Florets
  • 1/4 cup Frozen Peas
  • 2 tbsp (cashews, almonds and pistachios) Mixed Nuts
  • 20 Raisins
  • 150 grams Paneer Cubes
  • 1/2 cup Pineapple and Apple Pieces
  • 1/4 cup Pomegranate Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp White or Black Pepper Powder
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 2 Cardamoms
  • 2 Cloves
  • 1 small piece Cinnamon Stick
  • 2 tbsp Milk Cream
  • Pinch Saffron

Instructions

  • Soak paneer cubes in hot water until you cook it.
  • Then cut all vegetables in cube size and onions in lengthwise.
  • Stir-fry paneer cubes until they become golden brown, remove them and add in dry fruits, fry them until browned.
  • Then wash cauliflower florets in hot water and drain them.
  • Finally, steam cook all the vegetables in a steamer until half cooked.
  • Cook the onions and cashews with 1/2 cup of water until cashews are slightly tender.
  • Then drain the water and cool it for few mins.
  • Place it in a blender and blend until smooth, keep it aside.
  • Then heat a pan with oil, add all the ingredients for temper and fry until spluttering.
  • Also add chopped green chilies and ginger garlic paste, fry until raw small leaves.
  • Then place the ground paste, stir-fry until it begins to leave the pan.
  • Furthermore, add coriander powder and garam masala powder along with salt, stir-fry for 30 seconds until its raw smell goes.
  • Then pour 1 cup of water and bring it to boil.
  • Now add all the steamed veggies and cook them for 3 mins until the veggies are fully cooked. Then add the fried paneer cubes, nuts and raisins.
  • When the gravy becomes thick, add saffron, milk or cream and mix well until combined.
  • Then add white pepper powder and sugar, mix well.
  • Switch off the heat and finally, add all the fruits and serve immediately.

By Santhi Therese
The Indian Claypot

You may also like my other Indian Curries posts and recipes like Vendakkai Mor Kuzhambu / Okra Yogurt Gravy, Kadai Paneer Recipe, Mutton Peas Masala, Kadai Paneer Masala, Bitter Gourd Curry, Pachai Mochai Curry / Fresh Field Beans Curry, Spinach Cottage Cheese Curry/Palak Paneer, Egg Omelette Curry, Indian Fish Curry, Liver Recipe, Homemade Ginger Garlic Paste, Mutton Chukka/Varuval, Paneer Jalfrezi, Chole Bhature / Chola Poori, Crab Masala, Chettinad Egg Masala, Matar Paneer Masala, Indian Mutton Curry Recipe, Paneer Butter Masala, Soya Chunks Paneer Korma .


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