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Navratan Korma

Navratan Korma or shall we also call it Nava Korma? Just kidding. Jokes aside, Navratan Korma made by Nava K is a truly inspiring thick, rich and fantastically flavorful Muglai and North Indian (Rice Pilaf) influenced curry basically (Cauliflower Curry, Drumstick Sambar & Vegan Potato Curry). Unlike the simplicity of Mutton Kurma and Vegetable Kurma I have shared before, Navratan Korma is an outcome of a home made paste, a combo of veggies and of course, ghee and curry leaves for the sensational aroma. What else should I say or must I include? Trust me and believe me, Navratan Korma is all about really pleasurable deliciousness. Whether you are a vegetarian (Vegetarian Sandwich, Mulligatawny SoupVegetable Biryani) or not, Navratan Korma I reckon will put a big broad smile on your face and pairing it is endless. Either for a full course vegetarian meal or what should stop you from pairing alongside whichever other dishes (Cashew Masala Chicken, Lamb Rogan Josh, Chloe Masala & Eggplant Tikka). 

To ground/blend
4 garlic
1/2 inch ginger
10 cashew nuts
1/2 tbsp kas-kas/poppy seeds
2 tbsp grated coconut
3 green chillies
1 red chilli

10 long beans - cut into 1 inch length
1 medium size carrot - remove skin and cut into medium size pieces
3 medium size potatoes - cut into medium size pieces (with or without the skin)
1/4 cabbage - cut into medium size pieces

1 large onion - sliced
1 1/2 tsp turmeric/kunyit powder
1 tbsp lime juice (or per taste)
2-3 sprigs curry leaves - sliced/shredded
3 tbsp ghee
Salt for taste

When oil is heated, sauté onion.
Add blended/grounded ingredients.
Continue to fry until oil splits.
Add carrot, potatoes and turmeric powder.
Stir for 1-2 mins.
Pour 3/4 litre of water and season with salt.
Stir and simmer so that carrot and potatoes are 3/4 tender.
Now add, cabbage, long beans, curry leaves and lime juice.
Stir and simmer to heat through and to soften veggies.
Remove from heat or dish out.


  1. this reminds me of a certain thai dish - green curry!

  2. Your last post on Google+ was showing mutton bone marrow curry. I thought that was your recent one.
    I love vegetables and specially the green color in the dish. This looks quite different from the korma curry that I have tried and cooked.Something I should try.

  3. That is yummy korma curry Nava, I love to try for my appam.

  4. Your chicken curry dish was satisfyingly full flavoured and totally fulfilling to the taste bud, so I'm sure the vegetarian dish will not disappoint as well, with your creative touch.

  5. Your curry looks good . I like it with a lot of kacang panjang. they taste nicer

  6. Thats an awesome looking curry and so easy to make :)

  7. I am simply loving the colour of the curry...looks so yum

  8. This looks delicious no matter the color curry taste amazing.


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