Navratan Korma (Vegetable Korma)

Navratan Korma (Vegetable Korma)

Navratan korma literally translates to nine jewels korma. It is an Indian mixed vegetable curry cooked in Mughlai style in a rich and creamy cashew sauce with walnuts and raisins.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of peas boiled
  • 1 large carrot chopped and boiled
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup curd
  • 1/4 cup malai (cream)
  • 3 tbsp. butter
  • 1 small sweet lime
  • 1 small apple
  • 1 banana
  • 2 slices pineapple
  • 10-15 cashew nuts
  • 20 raisins
  • 2 glace cherries for decoration
  • 1 tbsp. coriander chopped
  • 1 tbsp. ghee
  • 1-2 tbsp. salt (according to taste)

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Dry Masala:

  • 1 tsp. cumin seeds
  • 2 tsp. khuskhus (poppy seeds)
  • 1 tsp. cardamoms

Wet Masala:

  • 1 large onion
  • 1/4 cup coconut shredded
  • 3 green chilies

Preparation:

  • Grind the dry and wet masalas separately.
  • Chop all the fruit fine. Heat ghee and fry cashews, drain and keep aside.
  • Add butter to ghee and heat, add the wet masala and fry for 2 minutes.
  • Add the dry masala and salt and fry 2 more minutes.
  • Add the carrots and peas, mix together curd and cream and add to the gravy.
  • Allow to thicken a bit, add fruit, cashews, and raisins and boil till the gravy is thick and the fat separates.
  • Garnish with grated cheese, coriander, and chopped cherries.
  • Serve hot with naan, roti or paratha.

Suggested Read: Vegetable Curry

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