Navratan Kurma | How to make Navratan Korma

Navratan Kurma

Navratan Kurma or Navratan Korma is a typical Indian cream gravies that have about nine different ingredients added to the dish with a cream base for the gravy. This makes an excellent side dish for mild pulaos.

I made this Navratan Kurma as the side dish when I was making Moti Pulao  As the pulao was mild, it needed a spicy rich side dish and this suited the purpose so well!

The day I made this gravy dish, I had planned on some other pulaos as well and it was a super duper hit on all accounts. I was happy that this gravy was liked by the kids as well. I am sure it makes a delicious side dish for Naans too.

School has reopened for the Boys, while Konda is on vacation still. We realized that we now have only a couple of weeks overlapping holidays for all for us to plan for a vacation. Though we had planned on a couple of places, we managed only to one place and the hot climate didn’t suit any of us.
The last month and few weeks just flew with Kids being at home and I was practically struggling how to keep them engaged on at least their snack requirements.

With the water problem being so worse in our area, everything seem to be revolving around water. I had to even give up baking as I was worried about the wash I had to do after the baking. Anyway I was happy I could make some dishes ahead for this theme.

We are doing BM#101, week 1 with Creamy Gravies and my day 2 is Navratan Kurma.

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How to make Navratan Kurma

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Navratan Kurma | How to make Navratan Korma

For the paste:

1 cup Onion
1 inch Ginger
Handful Mint leaves
5 Cashew nuts
5 Almonds roasted in ghee

Vegetables used
1 cup Peas
1/2 cup Corn Kernels
1 big Potato
1.5 cup Cauliflower Florets

Spice Powders used

1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
1/2 tsp Coriander Powder
1/2 tsp Cumin powder
A Pinch Turmeric powder
1/4 tsp Garam Masala
Salt to Taste

Other Ingredients
1 cup Paneer
2 nos Bay Leaves
2 no Green Chillies
1 cup Tomato Puree
2 tsp Butter
1/2 cup Curds
2 tsp Cream

Fruits
Handful Apple
Orange

To garnish
1 tsp Cream
Handful Coriander Leaves.
Handful Mixed Nuts

How to make Navratan Kurma

For the Paste
Fry the ingredients listed for the paste in 1 tsp oil and grind it into paste.

For the Vegetables
Wash and cube the vegetables. Microwave for 5 to 6 mins.

For the Gravy

Take a nonstick pan, and saute the green chilies and bay leaves.
Next add the onion paste and cook on high for 5 mins.
Then add the tomato puree and spice powders, cook till oil comes out on sides.
Next add the boiled vegetables and curds, combine well.
Add water as required and bring to a boil.
Roast the paneer cubes in oil and add to the simmering gravy along with cream.
Finally just before serving add the fruits, roasted nuts and cream.
Serve with Pulao or Rotis.

Navratan Korma 

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Navratan Kurma | How to make Navratan Korma
Navratan Kurma or Navratan Korma is typical Indian cream gravies that have about nine different ingredients added to the dish with a cream base for the gravy. This makes an excellent side dish for mild pulaos.
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For the paste:
Vegetables used
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Servings
Ingredients
For the paste:
Vegetables used
Spice Powders used
Other Ingredients
Fruits
To garnish
Navratan Kurma
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Instructions
For the Paste
  1. Fry the ingredients listed for the paste in 1 tsp oil and grind it into a paste.
For the Vegetables
  1. Wash and cube the vegetables. Microwave for 5 to 6 mins.
For the Gravy
  1. Take a nonstick pan, and saute the green chilies and bay leaves.
  2. Next, add the onion paste and cook on high for 5 mins.
  3. Then add the tomato puree and spice powders, cook till oil comes out on sides.
  4. Next, add the boiled vegetables and curds, combine well.
  5. Add water as required and bring to a boil.
  6. Roast the paneer cubes in oil and add to the simmering gravy along with the cream.
  7. Finally just before serving, add the fruits, roasted nuts and cream.
  8. Serve with Pulao or Rotis.

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10 comments

  1. So rich and creamy tis kurma looks, must so flavourful and rich in aroma.. great to go with chapatis or some mild rice preparation just like the Moti Pulao.

  2. Wow ! Now that surely is a royal dish ! The ingredient list is interesting , with fresh fruits and dry fruits – wow ! The dish is surely fit to be served on special occasions .

  3. Keeping teh kids engaged during the summer vacation is such a tough job.Heard about the water scarcity in Chennai thro the news and the situation looks bad! Anyways this kurma is on my list but I am lazy to whip it up. You have done a wonderful job Srivalli!

  4. I used Sruti’s holidays for making dishes for BM and now I need some other plan as the school has reopened. Navratan Karna looks so delicious with all the veggies and fruits added. I love that nut based spice paste which gives it an amazing creaminess.

  5. This is my kid’s fav dish when we eat out. I make it at home as well. Love the addition of nuts and fresh fruits. I love to add pineapple and raisins as well.

  6. I had no idea about the Chennai water shortage until I read it recently in a newspaper here with the headline reading an Indian city without water and it was shocking to see the details.
    This dish is on my to do list for so long and the additions of nuts / fruits make it very appealing.

  7. Water problem is so much in our area too valli and they charge so much for water lorry and literally I cooked only rice and rasam one day since we didn’t have water. BTW Gravy looks so delicious, rich and creamy.

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