Monday, August 02, 2010

Navratan Korma

Navratan meaning 'nine gems' is the name given to this mughlai korma dish, that is a mixed combination of vegetables, paneer, fruit & nuts. Add in your choice of vegetables to make this korma. This will make a good side dish with naan, roti or pulao.


1 cup - Potato,cut to small cubes
1 cup - Carrot, chopped
1 cup - French beans, chopped
1 cup - Green peas
1 to 1.5 cup - Paneer cubes
1/4 cup - Pineapple cubes
Few cashew nuts, broken
1 big - Onion, chopped
2 big - Tomato, pureed
3 to 4 tbsp - Powdered cashewnuts
2 to 3 - Green chili
2 tsp - Ginger, crushed
2 tsp -Garlic, crushed
1/2 cup - Curds /yogurt
1/4 tsp - Turmeric powder
1 to 1.5 tsp - Kashmiri chili powder
1 tsp - Garam masala powder

Garnish with some coriander leaves


1 ) Grind green chili, ginger and garlic to a paste and set aside. Boil carrot, peas and the beans, with salt to taste.

2 ) Heat enough oil to fry paneer and potato in a kadai. Once the oil is hot, add cashew nuts and fry to a golden color.Drain off the oil and transfer to a plate. Then add paneer cubes and fry to a golden color. After all the paneer cubes are done, add potato and fry till golden brown. Take off the oil and transfer to the plate.

3 ) In the remaining oil, fry onion to a golden brown color. Then add the ginger, garlic and green chili paste. Fry for few seconds, then add tomato puree, curds, garam masala, red chili powder, turmeric powder, cashew nut powder and salt to taste. Simmer, cover and cook till oil separates.

4 ) Now add all the veggies, paneer, cashew nut and about 1 to 1.5 cup water, simmer and cook till the gravy thickens. Now add pineapple cubes, garnish with coriander leaves and take off the stove.

Serve hot as a side dish with roti.


Satya said...

OMG it looks so colorful n tempting ...never prepared navratna korma at home ...will try this soon ...thanks for sharing dear


Kairali sisters said...

Delicious looking navaratan kurma Pravs.Had this only in restaurants...

Cooking Blog Indexer said...

Korma looks delicious....very colorful..

Suman Singh said...

never tried or thought of making this curry at home..always had this at restaurants..that looks delicious!

kothiyavunu said...

Omg, this kurma looks tremendous pravs...makes me hungry..

Nitha said...

Korma looks delicious.. Never prepared this @home

Sushma Mallya said...

It looks delicious prav, nice way to have veggies..

Chitra said...

Its been a very long time i tried this.. looks colorful and delicious :)

PranisKitchen said...

my favorite dish.. love to have it with roti/rice..really the sweet spice taste make it so rich..

Chef Gulzar said...


nice blog..your recipe looks so colorful...looking Delicious...
hanks for sharing it..!

James Parker….
Chef Gulzar recipes in Urdu

Robert said...

its sooo appealing..
great effort

Robert White……
Cuisine Pakistan

Siri said...

Wow, the korma looks so delicous Pravs. perfect color :)


Connie @ BhimiBlog said...

OMG this sounds so good. Dishes with less ingredients are nice in hot summers, but I can't wait for the weather to cool so I can try this hearty recipe! Thanks for posting this. One question: is the pineapple absolutely necessary? I can't imaging putting something sweet in with veggies!

Pravs said...

Connie : Thanks for all those wonderful comments. Welcome to my blog :)
Navratan korma have a touch of sweetness to the the addition of pineapple. The korma is a combination of mixed veggies, fruits and nuts. I found it nice biting into some pineapple pieces and pineapple blends in well with veggies. Make a small quantity and see if you will like it :)