Sunday, February 23, 2014

Navratan Korma

Navratan korma is a delicious dish where vegetables,dry fruits and fruits are cooked in a rich,creamy cashewnut based gravy.I followed the recipe from Vahchef.Lets see the recipe.


Navratan Korma


Ingredients:


Vegetables( I used carrot,Beans,peas and Potato) cubed
1 cup
Paneer cubes
10-12
Onion
2
Cashewnut
10
Ginger garlic paste
1 tsp
Green chilli
1
Bay leaf
1
Cinnamon
1 small piece
Cardamom
2
Cumin seeds
½ tsp
Oil
1 tblsp
Coriander powder
1 tsp
Cumin powder
½ tsp
Pepper powder
½ tsp
Cashew and almonds
2 tblsp
Raisins
1 tblsp
Fresh cream
¼ cup
Saffron(optional)
a pinch
Pomegranate (optional)
for garnishing

Method:



korma preparation

Navratan Korma


  • Saute paneer cubes till light brown and keep aside.
  • Chop the nuts and saute till golden and keep aside.soak saffron strands in little hot milk.
  • Cook the vegetables and keep it ready.
  • Heat little water in a pan and add the cashews and chopped onion.Boil till the cashews become soft. Allow to cool and grind to a fine paste.
  • Heat oil in a pan,add the bayleaf,cinnamon,cardamom,clove,cumin seeds and ginger garlic paste followed by chopped green chilli and fry till the raw smell of the paste goes off.
  • Now add the ground onion-cashew paste and fry in low flame till it becomes brown in colour stirring continuosly.Add the coriander and cumin powders,salt and fry well for a minute. 
  • Now add 1 cup water and cook for 3-4 mins till the gravy thickens.
  • Add the cooked vegetables,sauted paneer,nuts and raisins and add the pepper powder.
  • Add the fresh cream and saffron soaked milk,cover and simmer for around 15 mins in low flame.Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve.
Note:
  • If you want you can add few chopped pineapple pieces while adding raisins.I have not added any fruit in this recipe.I have used pomegranate in the photos just for garnishing.
  • Saffron is optional.

6 comments:

  1. Lots of flavors and lots of lovely combo of ingredients; beautiful color and perfect for rice.

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  2. Its been years i made this,U reminded me :)

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  3. Nice one! Addition of pomegranate makes it all the more colourful.

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  4. This is looks tasty and yummy!

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