Monday, December 31, 2007

Restaurant Style Navaratna Kurma

Whenever I think of a rich fruit based dish,, one dish which stands out is the Nine Gems Kurma also called the "Navaratna Kurma".. This dish is a combination of flavour, richness & simplicity.. The blend of vegetables with fruits in a rich broth makes this extra special..
I have tried varieties of recipes to prepare this dish as my mytaste buds.. One which stands out and one which I personally love is below

You Need
boiled Mixed vegetables -1cup ( I have used water based veggies without strong colors like chayote, knool coll, potato & white pumpkin)
1onion chopped
1tomato chopped
1 apple chopped
1 slice pineapple cut into chunks (if you find crushed canned pineapple, you can use 2tbsps)
6-7 white grapes
tooty frooty/cherries 1/2 cup
Fried panner cubes-1/2cup
garam masala 1tsp
red chillie powder 1/2tsp
ginger powder or fresh ginger 1tbsp

Grind to a fine powder
2tsp poppyseeds
3cardamom pods

Grind to a fine paste with 1/2 cup milk
10 deskinned almonds

In a pan, add 2tbsp oil.. when heated, add onions and fry till translucent.. To this add the ginger powder and fry for 2mins.. Now add the tomatoes and mix well.. Add salt and close the lid for
2mins till the tomatoes cook well.
Meanwhile boil/microwave the mixed veggies till tender.
Now add the fruits to the onion tomato mixture and mix well. Apples cook very fast. Add the almond paste and the masalas and boil till the flavours blend. Add the boiled veggies and panner and mix well till the right consistency is attained.. Garnish with grated paneer and enjoy...


Ramya's Mane Adige said...

yummy!! thanx for sharing the recipe

Sagari said...

nice recipe and i like your halwa recipe a lot


delicious blog

Paru ... said...

Thanks Ramya,, I am sure you will love this recipe.. do try it out...

Happy New Year

Paru ... said...

Thanks Sagari..

Yes this halwa just melts in your mouth and its a good way to use the left over fruits...

Paru ... said...

Thanks Sagari..

Yes this halwa just melts in your mouth and its a good way to use the left over fruits...

Paru ... said...

Thanks HareKrishnaji..

You have a very interesting blog aswell..

Happy New year to you...

Pooja said...

wow Paru, Navratna korma looks delcious... ,
Thanks for sharing the recipe.
Happy new year to you , i have just added you to my blog buddy' s list :)
keep blogging :D.

Vanamala said...

wow loved your halwa and kurma

nice recipes ....

Paru ... said...

Hi Pooja,

Thanks for your comments & adding me to ur list..
Cant wait to try your parvel subzi...


Paru ... said...

Hey Vanamala,

Thanks for visiting & commenting...

Happy new year to you..