Navratna Korma is a spicy & sweet dish. Adjust sweetness and spice levels using black pepper powder and date syrup to suit your taste.
Navratan Korma Recipe | Korma Curry Recipe
Vegan Oily-free Navratan Kurma is a Dream Come True! Try it Today and Wow Your Family!
Mention Navratan Korma and we will start drooling! When I looked up how this dish got created I got some insights into what might have been a beautiful period of amalgamation of cultures. It is possible, researchers say, that Akbar with his court of nine courtiers was motivated to request a Persian dish more acceptable to the Hindu population. The "nine gems dish" had to have an equally impressive name and hence we now have Navratan or the nine gems korma! I can imagine the flurry that might have come up with such a request!
The recipe takes up to cooks vegetables and dried fruits the way meat was cooked in Persian dishes. High heat to begin with and then slow heat over time. The infusion of cream through nuts instead of dairy is our speciality. I think we just took the dish a little further along Emperor Akbar's direction of creating the most wholesome and amazing dish of the era! Presenting to you the Whole Food Plant Based Navratan Korma! Enjoy!
10 Native Indian Beans
1/2 cup Fresh Green Peas
1/2 cup Tofu (Soya Paneer)
1 cm piece Ginger
4 cloves Garlic
1 tsp Turmeric Powder
2 tsp Coriander Seeds Powder / Dhaniya Powder
1 tsp Black Pepper Powder
2 Pineapple Slices chopped
1/4 cup Cashew
1 tbsp Date Syrup
1 tsp Garam Masala
4 tsp Miso Paste
Juice of 1 Lemon
1 tsp Raisins
2 tbsp Coriander Stems & Leaves Chopped
String beans. Chop carrot and beans into small pieces. Chop tofu into squares. Steam or boil all these vegetables and tofu until cooked.
Peel ginger and onion. Grind ginger, onion, tomato, turmeric powder, dhaniya powder into a smooth paste. Cook in a heavy bottomed pan.
While vegetables and navratna korma masala mix get cooked, grind cashews with date syrup, pineapple, black pepper powder, garam masala, miso paste, and lemon juice, to a smooth paste to make navratna korma cashew garnish.
Once vegetables and navratna korma masala mix are fully cooked, remove from stove, mix them together along with spices cashew paste.
Garnish Vegan Navratan Korma with raisins & fresh coriander leaves. Serve fresh!