Navratan Korma

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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

Method:

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.

Ingredients

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)
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