Phalahari Navratan Korma / No Onion No Garlic 9 Gems Veg Gravy

My earlier post,No Onion No Garlic Paneer Butter Masala was liked by many viewers. Hence, I thought of sharing another dish in the same genre which is liked by many people. I have taken as many pictures possible to elaborate the cooking process. This curry is made up of 9 major ingredients and hence we call it the Navratan Korma. Nav Means 9 /nine and Ratan means Jewels (precious stones). Well, the word got its recognition from the Nau Ratans at Akbar Courts. Akbar was an illiterate but he had immense curiosity for knowledge and knowledgable people. Hence, he made sure his court was filled with Intelligent and Knowledgeable people. They were true gems and today they have even got a mention in Wikipedia.

This dish also deserved a special presence in every feast and because it is so delicious , rich and creamy, it stands apart from all other dishes and hence it has earned the name of the Nine Jewels Curry. The Ingredients are loved by every day and available in plenty during winters when you get the best of Carrots, Cauliflowers and Beans and Green Peas. If you are planning a treat during winters, do not forget to include this in your menu.

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This recipe and measurement will serve 5 to 6 people. You can reduce the quantity or keep as it is because I am sure you would like to eat in multiple meals.

What You Need:

2 capsicum cut lengthwise
300 grams paneer cut into long cubes
2 cups cauliflower florets
2 carrots cut into long pieces
1 cup beans
1 cup green peas
Handful of Cashew
Handful of Raisins
3 big tomatoes cubes and pureed
1 tbsp garam masala powder
1 tsp kasuri methi
1 tbsp cashew soaked in 1 cup warm milk and ground to paste
1 tsp cumin seeds
Few Cloves /Green Cardamom/Star Mace
Salt and Sugar to Taste
2 tbsp full cream
2 tbsp + 1 tbsp oil

Steps to Make:

Heat ½ tbsp oil, fry capsicum till semi cooked and keep aside.

Add ½ tbsp oil , add paneer cubes and kasuri methi and fry for 3-4 minutes on low flame till you get a nice aroma of kasuri methi.
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Heat oil in a wok. Add cumin seeds and whole spices.
Add tomato puree, cover and cook for 10 minutes on medium flame.

Check at regular intervals so don’t burn the gravy..
Add garam masala, cauliflower, carrots, beans and green peas.

Mix well . Cover and cook for 6 to 7 minutes.
Add all paneer cubes,semi cooked capsicum, raisins, cashews, cashew paste, salt, sugar and full cream.

Cover and cook for 2 3 minutes till vegetables and cooked well in crème.
Serve with Naan /Roti..Tastes simple awesome.

1 comment:

  1. I have never tasted this roti. Looks really yummy and bookmarked right away. will be trying..
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