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Navratan Korma

Highly prided fruity and vegetarian recipe for the special occasions. Navratan Korma is a jewel of vegetarian curry recipes. In fact, as the name suggests, it is known as nine jewels (‘nav’ means nine and ‘ratan’ is jewel in Hindi) since a variety of nine vegetables and fruits used to prepare Navratan Korma curry. You don’t have to look for nine types of fruits and vegetables, but 4 or more varieties should suffice. The beauty of this curry is it brings the flavours of all fresh fruits and vegetables into sync and presents a rich, royal, slightly sweeter and luxury vegetarian curry for those special occasions. An ideal curry if you don’t like hot and spicy dishes. Inviting guests home? Or celebrating a birthday or any other special party, then you can try this fabulous, colourful and flavoursome vegetarian Navratan Korma at home.

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2 cups peas boiled
1 large carrot chopped and boiled
1/2 cup tomato sauce
1/4 cup curd
1/4 cup malai(cream)
3 tbsp. Butter
1 small sweet lime
1 small apple
1 banana
2 slices pineapple
10-15 cashew nuts
20 raisins
2 glazed cherries for decoration
1 tbsp. coriander chopped
1 tbsp Ghee
salt to taste

Dry Masala:
1 tsp Cumin seeds
2 tsp khus khus (dried poppy seeds)
1 tsp Cardamoms

Wet Masala:
1 large onion
1/4 cup coconut shredded
3 green chillies

Grind the dry and wet masalas separately
Chop all the fruit fine. Heat ghee and fry cashews, drain and keep aside.
Add butter to ghee and heat, add the wet masala and fry for 2 minutes.
Add the dry masala and salt and fry for 2 more minutes.
Add carrots and peas, mix together curd and cream and add to gravy.
Allow to thicken a bit, add fruit, cashews and raisins and boil till the gravy is thick and the fat separates.
Garnish with grated cheese , coriander and chopped cherries.
Serve hot with naan, roti or paratha.

Instead of butter and ghee, use coconut oil so that it can be a vegan Navratan Korma to enjoy!

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