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Navratan korma from the court of Mughals

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  • Author: Sukanya
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4


Navratan korma is simple but delicious medley of nine different vegetables or nine different ingredients slowly simmered in rich and creamy sauce


  • Vegetables : 1 cup (150g) all cut into small cubes
  • I prefer potatoes, carrots, green beans, cauliflower florets over capsicum and green peas. Corn will be nice too.
  • Paneer : 1/2 cup (75g) cubed
  • Pineapple : 1/2 cup (75g) cubed
  • Dry fruits : 1/2 cup (75g) A mix of raisins, almonds and walnuts
  • Cashew nut paste : 2 tbsp
  • Pomegranates seeds : 1 tbsp
  • Tomato puree : 1 tbsp
  • Ground spice mix : 1 tbsp ( roast a bay leaf, few cardamoms, cinnamon stick, mace, cloves and nutmeg, ground them to a fine spice mix)
  • Mawa or milk solids : 1/2 cup (75g)
  • Milk : 1 cup (250 ml)
  • Cream : 1 tbsp
  • Ginger paste : 1 tbsp
  • Butter / ghee : 1 tbsp
  • Salt to taste


  1. Warm the butter in a pan, and add the ground spice mix. Saute for few seconds and add the paneer in it. Roast it lightly, and take them out. Keep aside.
  2. Add the vegetables and braised them in butter over a high heat till they absorb little brown hue.
  3. Lower the heat and add ginger paste, saute and next add the tomato paste or puree. Let them sweat over a slow heat for few minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add the cumin and red chilli powder and saute for couple of more minutes.
  5. Add the cashew nut paste and cook on slow heat for 5 minutes. Check the salt and seasonings.
  6. Next add the pineapples and dry fruit mix and mawa or milk solids. Saute for few more minutes on low heat.
  7. Add the milk and try to keep the temperature below curdling.
  8. Simmer on low heat for another couple of minutes or till the vegetables become tender or cooked through.
  9. Add the fried cubes of paneer, mix them well and finish it with cream.
  10. Sprinkle some pomegranate seeds and garnish with cilantro leaves.
  11. Serve the navratan korma over a bed of white rice or pulao or with kulcha and naan.


Paneer is Indian cottage cheese

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
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