Navaratan Korma

I keep trying to make something different for my husband’s lunchbox. Few days back, on such a seach, I got this recipe which I had copied from Aayi’s diary. This is a great recipe to finish off left over veggies too.

2 cups vegetables (potato, peas, cauliflower, cabbage, carrot)
3/4 cup onion
1/2 tea spn cumin seeds
2-3 garlic cloves
1/2 tea spn chili powder
A pinch turmeric
1/2 tea spn garam masala
2-3 strands coriander leaves
1/4 cup dry fruits(cashew nuts, raisins)
1/4 cut pineapple

Heat oil and add cumin seeds. Fry for 5-6 seconds and then add garlic, onion. Fry till onion turns brownish. Grind them into a smooth paste.
Heat oil and fry the vegetables for 5-6min. Add the paste, chili powder, turmeric, salt and 1/2 cup water. Cook on a low flame. When the vegetables are cooked, add garam masala, coriander leaves and cook for 2-3mins. Mix dry fruits and pineapple. Cook for another 1 min.
Serve with chapathi or any roti.

Serves : 3-4
Preparation time : 25mins

14 thoughts on “Navaratan Korma”

  1. Hi Shilpa,
    Nice recipe as usual but i think it resembles more to vegetable kurma than navratan kurma. The recipe of navratan kurma also includes some fruits like pineapple, papaya, anar dana, sweet lime and mostly it has white garevy made up of cashews.SO it is little on sweeter side.
    What do u think??

  2. Hi Shilpa,

    Your zest for cooking and putting new recipes on the table and the website every other day is amazing!
    Happy new year and good luck with ur new job!


  3. I too make kurma, but slightly different version. This looks simple and easy. Must try this. Thanks for a different version.

  4. Rochin, Savita, you are right. This needs to be sweetish with addition of fruits. Somehow the recipe I had (originally from a famous cookbook, didn’t involve them). But when I read your comments, I searched the internet. So I have updated the post. Thanks a lot for letting me know. I greatly appreciate it :).

  5. Gave this recipe a try without pineapple. (Didnt have any at home). It tastes amazing. Simple and tasty. Shilpa, thanks for recipe.

  6. Hey Shilpa…

    Thanks a ton for another fantastic recipe. I made this last weekend with a small change. I omitted the dry fruits and pineapple and added cream to the korma just before getting it off the stove. It was the BEST korma i’ve ever made and my family enjoyed it a LOT. Thanks again!

    Warm Regards,

  7. hi Shilpa,

    Happy new year
    I made it with variation of adding cream at end and skipping pineapple. It came out really good and got 9 on 10 from my husband ..yippee. Thanks for this amazing recipe.
    and looking forward to more recipes

    Best regards,

  8. a simple one always done by my mom. first she fried some onion and soak it in milk.
    this kept away the smell of onion. then grind it into fine paste. first put some ghee and oil and fry the cardomom,cloves,and lavang,and ginger garlic paste and then the onion paste. add some tomato puree
    and fried it well.then add some finely chopped and boiled vegetable in it.(carrot,peas
    and cauliflower). after 5 minutes add the paste of 5-10 cashews,badam and a pinch of
    nutmeg powder finely ground and after that add salt,chilly powder and turmeric powder.
    add some milk or coconut milk and allow it to boil. take some ghee in a kadai and saute finely chopped pineapples,cherries,and green seedless grapes and kismis and papaya.if u are interested in fruits then add sweet lime also. mix it in the kurma.
    garnish with raisins.

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