Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Creamy tasty Navratan kurma

Navratan kurma used to be first in the wish list during our visits to the restaurants, awesome taste and texture.  The combination of nuts and fruits embedded in the gravy alongside the veggies is a true delight for the eyes and the tongue.  It is indeed a blend of tastes and is a 'Navratan' in literal terms.  This is a very simple preparation and once the necessary ingredients are ready, gets done very quickly.  Here goes the recipe:
Ingredients:
Potatoes - 2 nos. (chopped)
Carrots - 1/2 cup (chopped)
Beans -  1/2 cup (chopped)
Cauliflower - 1/2 cup (florets)
Green bell pepper - 1/2 cup (chopped)
Peas - 1/2 cup
Onion - 2 nos. (chopped)
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
Tomato paste - 3 tbsp
Cashews and raisins - 1/4 cup
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Red chilly powder - 3/4 tsp
Garam masala powder - 1 tsp
Heavy cream - 1/2 cup
Coriander leaves - 1/2 tsp (finely chopped)



Roast the cashews and keep aside. 

In two tablespoon of oil in a pan add the chopped onions and cook it until soft.  The heat should be in the minimum so that the masalas do not get burnt.  Mix the ginger garlic paste and stir till it leaves a beautiful aroma. Now, add the turmeric powder, red chilly powder, coriander powder and the garam masala powder. Mix the tomato paste and add water.  Once this mixture comes to a boil, add all the chopped veggies and salt.  Cover with a lid for the veggies to cook in the masala.  Once it is cooked, stir in the heavy cream and add the roasted cashews and raisins.  Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves.

Creamy and tasty Navratan kurma ready to serve.

“Cookery is not chemistry. It is an art. It requires instinct and taste rather than exact measurements.”- Marcel Boulestin

44 comments:

  1. wow yumm i hv tried this with few variations...

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  2. delicious and creamy gravy.Tempting me a lot

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  3. Totally droolworthy n awesome! Texture and color of kurma is very appetizing. Love it.

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  4. Wow, really creamy and i'm sure it must have been very tasty.


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  5. Super delicious navratan kurma.

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  6. its looking sooo creamy.....tempting recipe and rich in flavors too

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  7. I never tried this curry at home...but your recipe was so interesting n the curry also looks so creamy n inviting...so I m going to give a try ....
    Thanx for sharing !!!

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  8. I love making this too. Along with the above, I add pineapple chunks. It simply tasty yummy.

    Your presentation and click looks awesome!

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  9. The Navratan Korma looks very rich and appetizing!!!
    Very yummy indeed :)

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  10. one of my most fav curry..looks yumm

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  11. now that's a recipe i wouldn't say no to! awesome :)

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  12. Looks super delish a creamy tasty treat!!

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  13. Looks so very creamy and inviting... Yummy looking dish...

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  14. Totally droolworthy n awesomely creamy...love it..:)

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  15. Very creamy bowl of kuruma..looks delicious..

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  16. love these creamy and rich curry

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  17. Exotic n classic ~ lovely recipe!
    US Masala

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  18. very creamy and thick gravy, kuruma looks too good..!!

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  19. looks creamy.. my husband's fav.. love it..

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  20. Looks so tempting and delicious.

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  21. Looks very creamy...Love this.

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  22. Lovely navaratan kurma looks delicios n yummy...

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  23. First time here. Your blog is lovely. this kurma looks smooth and creamy... Love it..

    cheers,
    Uma
    http://umaskitchenexperiments.blogspot.com/

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  24. Thanks you for visiting my blog else I would not have discovered this lovely blog, will be back again. Glad to follow you.

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  25. Kurma looks creamy, yummy and delicious. Wonderful presentation.

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  26. Kurma looks creamy, yummy and delicious. Wonderful presentation.

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  27. Oh yea, this sure looks creamy and very tasty. I'm drooling!

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  28. Book marking this recipe. I love this dish.

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  29. Navaratan kurma is my favorite too...I love this with puris...your clicks look very tempting...nice rich gravy :)

    Gita Jaishankar http://gitaskitchen.blogspot.com/

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  30. Navrathan kurma looks soo yummy, it's tempting me a lot, want to have it with rotis.

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  31. Delicious Navarathan kurma,sounds so healthy and yummy.

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  32. My favorite kind. Most often delicious food does involve high fat and calorie. Looks delicious with all the cashew and cream.

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  34. What a rich recipe! I have to make it when I return home!!!
    Tks for sharing!

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  35. Wow.. I am drooling over your pictures. It looks so yummy and delicious :D

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