Navratan Korma is a rich, creamy and flavorful dish loaded with vegetables, fruits and nuts. It is an all time favorite in our house.
Servings: 4-6, Cooking time including Preparation: 25 mins
Boil cashews for 7 mins. Wash them with cold water and grind to paste with 1/3 rd cup of water. Keep it a side.
In a pan, dry roast cardamom (crush it first), bay leaf, one green chili, onion and raisins for two minutes, then add cashew paste and two cups of water. Let it cook for 3 mins, stir it well for couple of times as it cooks. Cover it with lid. Add elaichi powder and vegetables, mint and cilantro. Stir well. Add fruits, methi, salt and sugar – stir them well. Soak saffron in 1 tablespoon of hot water for 2 mins. Add the saffron water and soaked saffron to the dish. Transfer to serving dish. Serve it with Roti or Rice.
|Cashews 100gms (3 and half ounces)|
|1 green chili (slit lengthwise)|
|Raisins (kismis) – 15 gms or 1/2 ounce, preferably golden raisins|
|Mixed fruits (pineapple, apple, grapes and pomegranate) – 1 cup|
|Mixed vegetables (corn, carrot, green beans and peas) – 1 cup|
|1 whole Cardamom or Elaichi (crushed)|
|1 bay leaf|
|1 small onion|
|1/4 cup corn|
|1/2 teaspoon elaichi powder(whole elaichi grounded)|
|1 teaspoon chopped mint|
|1 teaspoon chopped cilantro|
|1/2 teaspoon kasoori methi (dried fenugreek leaves - can be skipped if not available)|
|salt to taste (1/2 teaspoon)|
|1/2 teaspoon sugar or maple syrup|
|Pinch of saffron (optional)|