Navratan Korma is a delightful mix of several different ingredients, all of which come together to whip up a beautiful delicacy. Navratan literally means Nine Gems and this dish is named after the nine different fruits, nuts and vegetables used to prepare it. Traditionally Navratan Korma comes from a Mughlai origin giving it a very rich and slightly sweet taste. This is an absolutely delicious recipe and for all those who are not so fond of spicy Indian food.
• Chopped and boiled vegetables:
1/2 cup potatoes
1/2 cup carrots
1/2 cup green peas
1/2 cup beans
1/2 cup cauliflower
1/2 cup capsicum
• 1/2 cup tomato puree
• 2 onions, chopped
• 150 gm. paneer, cut into small cubes
• Dry fruits:
10-15 cashew nuts
• 3 tsp. ginger and garlic paste
• 1 tsp. turmeric Powder
• 2 tsp. red chilli powder
• 1 tsp. Coriander powder
• 2 tsp. garam Masala Powder
• 2 tbsp. cream
• 1 cup Milk / water
• 6 tbsp Vegetable oil
• 1 tbsp Ghee
• Salt to taste
• 1tsp. chopped Coriander leaves for garnishing
1. Take 1 tbsp ghee and slightly fry the dry fruits for about 1 min on medium heat.
2. Heat oil in a pan. Fry chopped onions and ginger-garlic paste till golden brown.
3. Add salt, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala and fry for 2-3 minutes. Next add tomato puree and dry fruits. Stir well and cook the mixture for 5 minutes. Ensure that the mixture doesn’t stick to bottom of pan.
4. Add milk. Bring it to boil. Reduce the heat and cook until the gravy becomes thick.
5. Add Paneer and cream to the gravy and stir well.
6. Finally add all the boiled vegetables to the above gravy and cook for 10 minutes.
7. Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve hot with roti or naan.