April 21, 2012

How to Make Navratna Korma

Recipe by Naiya Sheth : Learn How to Make Navratna Korma. This is a great Indian vegetable dish with white gravy. Navratna korma is a rich vegetable with a great combination of vegetables and fruits.

Preparation time – 15 minutes
Cooking time – 20 minutes
Serves – 6 people

Ingredients to make Navratna Korma:

2 cups green peas – boiled
1 carrot – chopped and boiled
½ cup tomato sauce
¼ cup whipped curd
½ cup cream – may be single fat
3 table spoon butter
1 small boiled potato – chopped
1 small apple – chopped
1 banana – chopped
2 slices pineapple – chopped
10 to 15 cashew nuts
20 raisins
1 table spoon ghee
Salt to taste

For Garnishing:

Glazed cherries
Chopped coriander leaves

Dry Masala:

1 tea spoon cumin seeds
2 tea spoon poppy seeds – khuskhus
1 tea spoon cardamom seeds

Wet Masala:

1 big onion
¼ cup grated coconut
3 to 4 green chilies

Method to make Navratna Korma:

  1. Grind dry and wet masala separately, keep aside.
  2. Chop all the fruits finely. Heat ghee in a pan and fry cashew nuts in it. Drain it and keep aside.
  3. Add btter to ghee and heat, add wet masala and fry for 2 minutes, now add dry masala, tomato sauce and salt. Fry for 2 minutes again.
  4. Add boiled vegetables and mix well. Add whipped curd and cream to it.
  5. Allow to thicken a little and add chopped fruits, cashews and raisins.
  6. Boil till the gravy is thick and the fat separates.
  7. Garnish with grated cheese, glazed cherries and coriander leaves.
  8. Hot and rich Navratna korma is ready to serve. Serve it with roti, naan or kulcha.

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