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Navratan Korma

Navratan Korma is a delicious mixed vegetable curry that's finished with some smooth cashew cream.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Side
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 6 -8
Author: Vaishali Honawar

Ingredients

  • 3 cups mixed vegetables , chopped in a fine dice, and then cooked or microwaved until tender. (I used a mix of potatoes, sweet potatoes, zucchini and carrots and nuked them with about 1/2 cup of water for around 8 minutes in a microwave-safe bowl covered loosely with a ceramic dish.)
  • 2 medium tomatoes , diced
  • 1 medium onion , diced
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp grated ginger
  • 1/2 cup soy yogurt
  • 2 pineapple rings , chopped (I used canned)
  • 1/2 cup cashew nuts , soaked in about 1 cup of water for about half an hour and then ground into a fairly smooth paste (I like a few bits of cashew in there but you could grind it very fine if you prefer).
  • 1/2 tsp
  • turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 3 tbsp coriander leaves , chopped
  • For the masala , powder in a spice grinder:
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds (saunf)
  • 1 tsp peppercorns
  • 4 green cardamom pods
  • 5 cloves
  • 1 tsp poppy seeds
  • 2 1- inch pieces of
  • cinnamon
  • 2-3 dry red chillies
  • Set aside.

Instructions

  • In a saucepan, heat the canola oil. Add the onion and stir occasionally until brown spots appear.
  • Add the ginger and garlic and stir another minute. Do not let them burn.
  • Add the powdered spices and stir until coated with oil and lightly toasted, about a minute.
  • Now add the tomatoes and turmeric and cook, stirring, until the tomatoes break down.
  • Add the soy yogurt and let the paste cook for another 2-3 minutes. Add salt.
  • Add the cooked vegetables and mix well.
  • When the gravy comes to a boil, turn down the heat and simmer on a low flame for another five minutes for the flavors to incorporate.
  • Add the pineapple rings and cashewnut paste and heat until just warmed through.
  • Turn off the heat and garnish with coriander leaves.
  • Enjoy!