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navratan korma recipe
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Navratan Korma Recipe

Navratan korma recipe, rich, creamy and absolutely delicious veg korma with rich nuts paste.
Prep Time50 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: navratan korma
Servings: 4
Calories: 369kcal
Author: Harini


Vegetables for navratan korma

  • 1 carrot peeled and chopped
  • 1 big potato peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup cauliflower florets
  • 10-12 beans
  • 1/2 cup green peas

For nuts paste

  • 10 cashews
  • 10 almonds
  • 2 teaspoons raisins
  • 1 teaspoon melon seeds

Whole spices

  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 inch cinnamon stick
  • 1 black cardamom
  • 2 green cardamoms
  • 1/2 teaspoon black peppercorns
  • 2-3 cloves

Other ingredients

  • 1 onion thinly sliced
  • 2 small tomatoes pureed
  • 1/2 cup cubed paneer
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger-garlic
  • 2-3 green chilies
  • 1/8 teaspoon saffron
  • 3 tablespoons fresh cream
  • 1 teaspoon kasuri methi
  • Salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter


  • Soak all the nuts in hot water for 30 minutes. Drain the water and peel the almonds. Grind all the nuts to a very smooth paste. Set aside.
  • Roughly chop and puree the tomatoes.
  • Heat a pan with 1 tablespoon butter. Add cubes paneer and saute till color changes to golden brown. Remove to a plate and set aside.
  • In the same pan add 1/2 tablespoon butter again. Once the butter melts. Add the whole spices and saute till fragrant.
  • Now add thinly sliced onions and saute well.  Next add crushed ginger-garlic and green chilies. Saute well till the raw smell goes off.
  • Then add the pureed tomato and stir well. Cook till the tomatoes turn mushy and leaves out butter.
  • Now add the chopped vegetables and mix well. Also add 3/4 cup water, mix well and close the lid of the pan. Cover and cook for 10-12 minutes. The vegetables should be cooked yet not mushy.
  • Next add the nuts paste and mix well. Cook for 7-10 minutes till the gravy thickens. Once the gravy reaches required consistency simmer the flame.
  • Now add the sauteed paneer cubes and mix gently. At this stage you can add pineapple cubes too if you wish.
  • Add a pinch of saffron, 3 tablespoons fresh cream and mix well. Simmer for just a minute. Do not boil after adding cream. finally add crushed kasuri methi and mix well. Remove from flame. Serve navratan korma hot with naan, dhaba naan, roti, jeera rice etc.


  • Do not add more tomatoes, it will also change the color and korma will become very tangy.
  • You can increase the amount f fresh cream up to 1/4 cup.


Serving: 3servings | Calories: 369kcal