Navratna Kurma

Navratan Curryis a luxurious and creamy dish made with vegetables and nuts. It is mildlysweet in flavor, and it is made by adding a variety of ingredients.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Course curry
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4



  • 4 cups chopped vegetables Peas Green Beans, Green Bell Pepper, Carrots, Broccoli
  • 2 cups Potato chopped into 1inch cubes


  • ½ teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  • 2 roughly chopped Onions
  • 4 cloves roughly chopped Garlic
  • 2 inch roughly chopped Ginger
  • 1-2 Thai Chilies or 1 Serrano Pepper
  • 1 large Tomato
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Paprika
  • ½ teaspoon Kashmiri Chili Powder or pinch of Cayenne
  • ½ teaspoon Turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon Garam Masala
  • ¼ teaspoon Cardamom Powder
  • ½ cup Cashews
  • Salt for taste
  • 1 ½ cup Water

Finishing Touches:

  • ¼ cup Golden Raisins
  • 1 Tablespoon Cashews
  • Pinch of dried Fenugreek Leaves
  • Optional: chopped cashews and cilantro for garnish


  • Prepare the Veggies: Lightly steam the veggies.
  • Bring water to a boil then add the chopped potatoes.
  • Cover with a lid for 5 minutes, then add the rest of the vegetables. Put the lid back on and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Drain the veggies in a colander and set aside for now.

Make Curry:

  • Heat a medium sized pot to medium heat.
  • Add cumin seeds and once they turn brown, add the onions. Stir-fry until onions are soft.
  • Add garlic, ginger, thai chili, tomato and spices. Stir-fry for a minute, then add the cashews.
  • Stir-fry for 8-10 minutes.
  • Let this cool and then pour into a blender along with 1 ½ cups of water.
  • Puree until smooth.
  • Pour the blended curry back into the pot over low heat, then add the cooked vegetables.

Finishing Touches:

  • Add kasoori methi to the pot and stir.
  • In a small pan over medium heat, add golden raisins, and cashews. Stir-fry for a minute, then add sprinkle this over the curry along with some chopped cilantro.


Serve with plain rice or roti.
Keyword Plant-based, Vegan, Vegetarian, Navratna Kurma, Indian cuisine, Dairy-free, Nutritious, Colorful, Flavorful, Healthy eating, Vegetable curry, Plant-powered, Wholesome, Balanced diet

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