Friday, November 7, 2008


Navrathan kurma is another dish i learnt from my mom.A very popular north Indian dish which goes very well with chapathis.The dish is a combination of vegetables and fruits in a rich coconut gravy.The combination of vegetables and fruits makes it unique.
This is my post on day 7 of Recipe marathon 2.

Cauliflower - 1 cup,cut into florets
Beans - 1 cup, chopped to 1" piece
Carrot - 1 cup , diced
potato - 1 medium size , diced
Frozen green peas - 1/2 cup
pineapple chunks- 1/4 cup,chopped
Onion - 1 medium size
Tomato - 1 medium size
Ginger - 1" piece,grated
Garlic - 2 cloves,finely chopped
Grapes - 1/4 cup,sliced into half
Pineapple juice - 1/2 cup,unsweetened
coconut milk - 1/2 cup
cashew - 1/2 cup, grind to paste
Cardamam pods - 3 nos , whole
Cinnamon stick - 1 small piece
curryleaves - of 1 sprig
Green chillies - 3-4 nos,slit
salt to taste


Cook the vegetables( cauliflower,beans,carrot,potato) with some salt until they are tender and keep aside.Reserve the stock.Grind onion and tomato to a fine paste separately.Heat some ghee in a kadai/wok.Add the whole cardamam and cinnamon stick.Stir for a few secs and add gin-garlic,curry leaves and green chillies.Fry it until the garlic turns golden brown.Then add the onion paste and fry it until its raw smell and flavor disappear.Now add the tomato puree and fry it till its raw smell and flavor completely disappear.Add some salt.Now add the cooked vegetables,green peas,pineapple pieces and grapes and mix it well.Then stir in the cashew paste,coconut milk and the pineapple juice.If required add the reserved vegetable stock to get the consistency you want.Check for salt.Cover and let it simmer for 5-6 mins.Serve hot with chapathis.

Dont forget to check the blogs of my marathon buddies.They have some yummy stuffs in stock.

1) DK

2) Siri

3) Srivalli


5)Curry Leaf









14)Divya Kudua


16)Divya M



19)Lakshmi Venkatesh





Roopa said...

Ranji, iam lucky enough to taste it first hand from your kitchen :) , that too prepared by your mom :) and u ofcourse :) ..It looks creamy, rich and smooth:) Loved the combination with roti:)

Medhaa said...

Love navratan korma, I make it differently and never used coconut. This will be tried sometime

raaji said...

Hey ur blog looks so refreshing ranji with this new orange template and your spicy navrathan

Roopa said...

Wow , love the bright, fresh look of your blog:)

Srivalli said...

New template looks good..nice kurma..very creamy..

JZ @ Tasty treats said...

love ur new look, ranji!! great job on the curry as well!!

JZ @ Tasty treats said...

love ur new look, ranji!! great job on the curry as well!!

Cham said...

Love the new look,Very rich kurma :)

Curry Leaf said...

Lovely new look,Rich kurma.I prepare a bit differently.Yummy

Madhu said...

Like the new look, Kurma looks yummy with veggies and cahsews.

Bhawana said...

kurma looking very delicious Ranji. and ur template is very beautiful dear.

Happy cook said...

I love this kurma, it loooks really delicious

Madhavi said...

Hi Ranji, how r u doin' gal ??? good to see u back.

Kurma looks delicious and mouth-drooling. Yummmm entry and very nice blog template !!!

kamala said...

Love the new look Ranji..kurma looks so creamy

Divya.M said...

wonderful kurma.. very nice recipe...

Yasmeen said...

Veggie kurma looks so rich with all the spices and cashew paste,I bet it tastes delicious with roti:)

Gita's Kitchen said...

Hi, First time to your blog. The kurma looks very creamy. The photo is awesome...

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

WOW... This is my fav, I was searching for this recipe for a log time. Nice pictures. YUM!

Vij said...

Lovely kurma!! my fav! looks superb. :-)

rekhas kitchen said...

hey ur blog looking so nice yaar and kurma ooooh so creamy and looks so tempting

Divya Kudua said...

Lovely looking Kurma and I simply love the new look of your blog!!!

Divya Vikram said...

Nice change in template Ranji..Your previous template took a few sec to load completely..Kurma looks rich..Seems u gals are having fun running the marathon.