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Navratan korma

Basically Navratan korma means "using of nine vegetables".


2 ½ cups diced vegetables( I used cauliflower, carrot, capsicum, broccoli, yellow bell pepper, potato, mushroom)

1 cup peas and corn (I used frozen)

100-150 gm cottage cheese(paneer) or tofu cut into 1 inch cubes

1 big onion chopped

2 tomato (puree form)

2-3 green chillies chopped

1 tbsp ginger paste

3-4 garlic cloves

1 tsp cumin seeds

1 tsp red chilli powder

1 tsp garam masala

½ tsp black pepper

¼ tsp turmeric powder

½ tsp cumin powder

1-2 black cardamom

4-5 cloves

2 bay leaves

1 inch cinnamon stick or ½ tsp cinnamon powder

1 tsp coriander seeds(crushed but not powder)

1 tsp fenugreek seeds (Meethi seeds)

½ cup cashewnut (grind them into fine paste using ½ cup milk)

1 cup milk(depends on consistency of your gravy)

2 tbsp desi ghee/oil/butter

Salt to taste

hand full of freshly chopped cilantro/ coriander/ dhaniya

½ cup of raisins(optional)


First of all in a microwave safe bowl add 1 tsp of oil and add all the veggies (cauliflower carrot, capsicum, broccoli,yellow bell pepper, potato).

Add 2-3 tbsp of water and microwave them for 5 minutes.

Now add peas, corns and mushrooms. Microwave them again for another 2 minutes. (You can do this on your flame as well, I prefer doing in microwave it reduces the cooking time and is quick)

Shallow fry the tofu or paneer. (You can use it directly also,But I like to shallow fry for this particular recipe)

Dip your raisins in warm water if you adding it to your recipe.

Now in a pan add ghee. Add cumin seeds, coriander seeds, fenugreek seeds, black cardamon ,cloves,bay leaves and cinnamon stick. Stir it for a minute. And add chopped onions to it.

Stir it till onion turns light brown and add ginger, garlic and green chillies.

Stir them for 2 minutes and add tomatoes. Mix it properly till tomatoes get cooked .

Now add all the powder masala's, salt and cook for a minute. Add little water else masala will start sticking.

Now add cashewnut paste and let it come to a boil.

Add 1 cup milk. keep stirring it continuously. Now add the microwaved vegetables and cook on medium low for about 2 minutes.

Add tofu,cilantro and raisins and cook for another 2 minutes.

Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve with roomali roti / naan/ chapati.

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