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Author anubond101 Yield No Value
Published Aug 27, 2012 Cooking Time 25 Minutes
Recipe Type Veg-Main Preparation Time 10 Minutes
Ingredient Mix Vegetable Standing Time 25 Minutes
Description: Navratan Korma is a delicious combination of several vegetables in a creamy sauce. It can be served with any Indian bread. Navratan Korma, meaning a mixture of nine gems(nine fruits & vegetables) is a delicious vegetarian dish from the Mughlai cuisine. The nine gems indicate the nine veggies, fruits and nuts that go into the dish.


Ingredient Name Quantity Unit
Red Chilli Powder 1 Teaspoons
Turmeric Powder 1/2 Teaspoons
Hing Pinch
Green Chillies, Crushed 1 Teaspoons
Ginger Garlic Paste 1 Tablespoons
Curry Leaves few Springs
Salt To Taste
Onion Paste 1 Large
Cumin Seeds 1 Teaspoons
Cinnamon Sticks 7-8 Small
Clove Sticks 6-7 Numbers
Green Cardamom 1 Numbers
Black Cardamom 2 Numbers
Oil 2 Tablespoons
Fruits 1 Cup
Mixed Vegetables 2 Cup
Coriander Powder 1 Teaspoons
Garam Masala Powder 1/2 Teaspoons
Tomato Puree 1 Cup
Cashew Nuts & Watermelon Seeds Paste 2 Tablespoons
Water As Needed
Yoghurt 1 Tablespoons
Ghee 1 Tablespoons
Coriander Leaves 1 Springs


  1. Heat 2 tbsp oil in pan, when it is hot enough at whole spices (2 black cardamom, 1 green cardamom, 6-7 cloves, 7-8 small pieces of cinnamon) and cumin seeds. Fry a bit and add curry leaves, onion paste (1 large) and stir well. Add salt and cook the onion paste till it is nicely cooked and golden in colour. Add 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste, 1 tsp chopped/ crushed green chillies and mix well. Add pinch of hing, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala and 1 cup tomato puree and mix all the ingredients well. Add 2 tbsp paste of cashew nuts and watermelon seeds, add little water, 1 tbsp yoghurt and cook this mixture till it oozes out oil. Cover with lid and cook for few mins. 
  2. Add in the fried vegetables (capsicum, potatoes, paneer, cauliflower florets, peas and carrots) which were cooked till 95% done. Cover and cook for another 3-5 minutes. Add the fruits (apple, pineapple, grapes and pomegranate seeds) and mix well. Adjust the consistency by adding little water and bring it to one boil and the korma is ready. 
  3. Top it with little ghee (optional). Sprinkle some coriander leaves and switch off the flame.

Recipe Tips

You can top it with a dollop of butter or fried nuts or decorate with cheeries.
Posted Aug 27, 2012

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Bhavana Sep 10, 2012
This is what I was looking for.....I have seen your previous video on Navratan Korma but as I am Maharashtrian I was seeking for this recipe. Thank-you chef!

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