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Nov 20, 2007

Navaratna Kurma

This is my version of the navaratna kurma with lots of nuts and fruits. This delicious dish is so filling and is a treat for any special occasion. Navaratna means nine gems and the nine gems in my recipe are carrot, peas, potato, cauliflower, onion, tomato, almonds, pineapple and paneer. I added tutty fruity to add an extra punch to this rich gravy. Here is how I prepared.


2 cups Mixed Vegetables - Cooked (carrot, peas, potato, cauliflower)

1/2 cup Paneer Cubes - Fried (make thin slices out of the fried paneer cubes)

1/2 cup Pineapple Chunks

Tutty fruity - 2 tablespoons (optional)

1 tablespoon Ghee

1 tablespoon butter (room temperature)

2 tablespoons chopped Almonds or Cashews

Salt to taste

Dry Masala:

1 teaspoon Cumin Seeds

2 teaspoons Poppy Seeds (Khus Khus)

1 teaspoon Cardamom Powder

Wet Masala - 1

grind together:

1 large Onion

2 ripe blanced tomatoes

2 green chillis

Wet Masala - 2

grind together:

1/4 cup Shredded Coconut

1/2 cup Cream (or evaporated milk)

1/2 cup Milk


Heat Ghee in a kadai and roast the nuts. Keep it aside.

Add the Butter and fry the Wet Masala - 1 for 5 minutes. Keep stirring. Add the Dry Masala and fry for a couple of minutes.

Add the Vegetables and Salt and mix well. After two to three minutes add the Paneer, Fruits and Nuts and the Wet Masala - 2. Let the gravy thicken. Turn off the heat and serve with Naan, Chapathis/Rotis or Parathas.

Note: Other ingredients that can be added to the gravy are apples, raisins and green beans.


DK said...

Luks so fab! There jus seems to be lots of ways to make Navratan Kurma..Will try urs too :) Bookmarked

EC said...

all of us come with a different version i suppose...the colour of ur kurma looks different and great

Shella said...

Your korma has a lovely colour. I love it.

Sia said...

what a colouful kurma mythreyee. looks wonderful.
just wanted to let u know that my hubby cooked kashmiri pulao from ur blog and surprised me:) it was very delicious and we both enjoyed it. thanks from both of us:)

FH said...

Looks delicious Myth, thanks for anothere great recipe!
I made your mom's Chana masala, loved it. I have posted that in my post today, check it out!:))

Mythreyee said...

Divya Karthik: Thanks for dropping by. Sure, and feedback welcome too.

easycrafts: Thanks

Shella: Its so rich and creamy. I love it.

Sia: Thanks so much Sia and thanks to your hubby too for trying out the recipe. I am very very happy.

Asha: Thanks a lot for trying out the recipes. I am glad you liked it.

Sagari said...

EXCELLENT navaratan korma soo rich looksssss deleciousssss

KayKat said...

Very different! And it sounds delicious.

Rajitha said...

looks so good..i love the white creamy part :)

Mythreyee said...

Sagari, Kaykat, Rajitha: Thanks and thanks for dropping by.

Mandira said...

spring in a bowl! looks delicious

Mythreyee said...

thanks mandira.

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

This kurma looks fabulous.hmm mouthwatering

Mythreyee said...

Thanks Soumya.