Sep 11, 2009

Navarathan Kurma

One of my favorite dishes - I always used to order this as a side dish for Naan or Roti in Indian restaurants. Its a whole plethora of vegetables and I'm sure you get your daily 5 servings quota from just this one dish!

I do have to mention that this is my own version - the main ingredient missing here is paneer. I did not have any Paneer with me and kind of decided at the last moment to make this - so if you are planning to make it, please add paneer for a better navarathan kurma. It does still have 8 veggies and ginger and green chilli - so that's almost navarathan. And besides, I cannot name this Astharathan! hahah

One other thing that's different is that I did not add any raisins or kismis to this like the restaurants do. I kind of kept it towards the spicier side. So, its totally upto you to add raising if you like.

And I've taken all the pictures with my new camera. I love the new camera - the pics are so much better than the old ones.

To begin with, chop and dice all your veggies. I used Cauliflower, potatoes, green beans, carrots, green peas, onions, green bell peppers and tomatoes. Also chop up some fresh ginger, garlic and green chilli. You can always skip/add things to suit your taste.

In a wide pan, add a tsp of oil. Add some Jeera to this when hot. Then, add the ginger, garlic and green chilli - fry for a min. Then, add the chopped onions and fry for another min. Now, add the green bell peppers (capsicum) and fry again for a min.

Now, add the chopped tomatoes to this and fry for another min. At this point, add the masala in here - salt, turmeric powder, 1 tsp of kashmiri red chilli powder, 2 tsp of garam masala. Mix everything well and fry for a min.

Now, add the mixed vegetables to this. Add a little bit more salt and masala if required and fry for a couple of mins.

Add about 2 cups of water to this and cook on sim for about 10 mins. Cover it with a splatter screen to keep your cooktop clean!
Let the veggies cook completely but at the same time, they should not become overcooked and mushy. Here's a picture of them boiling!

When the veggies are done, switch off the stove and add about 2 tbsp of heavy cream to this. If you don't have cream, you can add some milk and butter mixed together - but that does not give you the same taste as the cream.

Mix well and set aside. We are almost done here.

Now, in a small pan, add a tsp of ghee and fry some broken cashewnuts in there. When golden, move it over the navarathan kurma.

I just love this shot -

Here's my Navarathan Kurma!

Garnished with a piece of basil mint from my garden!

I made some fresh regular chappathis. Serve it hot with chappathis or rotis or naan or even just mix it up with rice. Serve hot.
Enjoy. Peace Out!


  1. Wow roti and kurma looks awesome...makes me hungry!

  2. Awesome chapathi and kurma. Well clicked Anu.

  3. The shots are great, and the roti superb. Korma... is making my mouth water... Good job babe!

  4. delurking :)... I tried this recipe of yours and it was amazing!

  5. Thank You Narmi for trying this out - that's the best compliment anyone can get! And I'm glad it turned out good for you! Hope you had a wonderful meal! Thanks for stopping by my blog and taking the time to leave a comment!

  6. Ah, a big time favorite of mine which I have never tried to make myself... so I am bookmarking this to get around to that!


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