Navaratna Kurma is our house favorite and a hit with kids too. It has a variety of ingredients giving it different textures and brings in a spicy and a sweet flavor. It is a great curry to have for a party and goes well with Rotis, Parathas or Naans.
Navaratna Kurma (Korma) Curry
- 1 small sweet lime
- 1 small apple
- 1 banana
- 2 slices pineapple
- 10-15 cashew nuts
- 20 raisins
- 2 glazed cherries for decoration
- 1 tablespoon coriander chopped
- 1 tablespoon ghee
- 2 cups peas boiled
- 1 large carrot chopped and boiled
- 1/2 cup tomato sauce
- 1/4 cup curd
- 1/4 cup malai cream
- 3 tablespoons butter
- salt to taste
For the dry masala:
- 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
- 2 teaspoons khuskhus poppy seeds
- 1 teaspoon cardamom
For the wet masala:
- 1 large onion
- 1/4 cup coconut shredded
- 3 green chillies
How to make:
- Grind the dry and wet masalas separately.
- Chop all the fruit fine.
- Heat ghee and fry cashews, drain and keep aside.
- Add butter to ghee and heat, add the wet masala and fry for 2 minutes.
- Add the dry masala and salt and fry 2 more minutes.
- Add the carrots and peas, mix together curd and cream and add to gravy.
- Allow to thicken a bit, add fruit, cashews and raisins and boil till the gravy is thick and the fat separates.
- Garnish with grated cheese ,coriander and chopped cherries. Serve hot with naan, roti or paratha.