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March 17, 2009

Navaratna Kurma



Why is my Navaratna kurma healthy?

* No potatoes
* No heavy cream
* No butter
* No cashews
* No coconut

Ingredients:
Chopped veggies(carrot, beans, capsicum, cauliflower)-2 cups
Chopped Onion-3/4 cup
Tomato-1
Finely chopped garlic-3 pods
Green chilli-1
Oil-2 tbsp
Jeera-1/2 tsp
Cloves-4
Cinnamon-2 inch piece
Cardamom-3
Bay leaf-1
Garam masala powder-1/2 tsp
Salt
Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
Chilli powder-1/4 tsp
Coriander powder-1 tsp
Pineapple pieces-1/4 cup
Raisins-2 tsp
Milk-1/2 cup
Yogurt-1/4 cup
Coriander leaves to garnish

To grind to a paste with little water:
Cashews-soak in warm water for 15 minutes-about 20
or almonds-soak in hot water for 30 minutes and peel the skin-20
Coconut-2 tbsp(optional. I did not use it)

Method:
Heat oil in a pan. Add jeera, cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, bay leaf. Saute for 10 seconds. Add onion, garlic and green chilli. Fry till onions turn golden brown. Add tomato and other veggies(except capsicum), turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder and some salt. Saute for a couple of minutes. Add 1/4 cup of water. Close the pan with a lid and simmer for 5-7 minutes or until the veggies are cooked. Add capsicum and saute for 2 minutes. Add milk, yogurt, ground nuts paste, pineapple, raisins and salt(if needed) and cook for 5 minutes. Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve with roits or rice.

I used almonds in this recipe. So I am sending this entry to JZ's Lets Go Nuts: Almonds - March 31st event started by Aquadaze of Served with Love

As I won the first place in Santa's holiday Challenge for sending my guilt free oats and dates cookies, JZ(the host) sent me a Target gift card which I felt was a very useful gift! I went to shop the next day and bought this cute handbag :) Thank you so much for your gesture JZ. That was very sweet of you. I was so excited when I received the gift card!!




How is it? :) I have a fetish for handbags. I go for a walk everyday and stop by a couple of shops on the way and gaze at the handbags. ha ha....some day I am going to be thrown out of the shop :P

77 comments:

  1. wow ! Maahi ....yummy .This is what called Navratna kurma ..lovely pic ...awsome :)

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  2. I am always awed by ur pics Mahima..:)That looks way way better than the pretty ones we get at hotels..n congrats for the cute bag..:)
    Also..forgot to tell u..Checked ur hubby pics,n I couldnt believe my eyes..!!!..I am not lying when I say,I have not seen more beautiful nature pics..Which cam are you guys using?guess u use the same cam..I believe,he conducts all these exhibitions n stuffs..:)

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  3. Kanna, Awesome picture. i am leaving for Malaysia to-night and will be back in India on Saturday.
    Appa

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  4. looks yum mahima...what a great picture!

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  5. That is an awesome awesome pic! :) And A loves this. I'm not a huge fan of Navratna Korma. Let's see. When I'm in a good mood, mebbe, I will make it for him ;)

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  6. Mahimaa the pciture says it all. I have never made navratan korma, but seen in a zillion times in restaurants & this beats all of them. Loved it that u used pineapple & raisins in it.

    cute hand bag!

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  7. oooh lovely colours and presentation :)

    you - handbag fetish
    me - shoe fetish :D

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  8. Looks lovely, awesome color and looks very inviting !

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  9. wow...Navaratna kurma looks absolutely delicious Mahi...very colorful and great click...Love the handbag...its kinda cute.

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  10. What an awesome Kurma click !!.Colorful and rich as we expect from a kurma..lovely mahima.
    Congrats on winning the first place..Mahima,here is another handbag savvy..ha ha..the bag looks pretty,cute and elegant..

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  11. Looks so delicious. awesome click.

    handbag looks cute too.

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  12. You do lots of window shopping ? I love the purse! Congrats and beautiful tasty kurma!

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  13. excellent picture... as usual... love how colourful it looks :)

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  14. I have never tried navratan korma at home,thanks for that lovely recipe!! Looks gorgeous!

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  15. wow..mahi...nice korma..looks very royal!! congrats for ur gift...nice bag..

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  16. Hey Congrats, really very happy for u! Navaratna kurma looks very colorful, awesome click!

    Me too a handbag craze but I target not only handbags even bags :) Ur handbag is pretty cute...to me anything tats brown is beautiful yes I m brwnaholic :)

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  17. navratan korma looks so good..i love the sweetish taste. in it...

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  18. i tried so many recipes of kurma but didn't get satisfied with any of them..your sounds good too will give your recipe a try next time..

    That bag is sooo cuteee..i love it..

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  19. Congrats Mahima! Thats a cute handbag! :)
    And navaratna kurma looks so colorful and yum! Another masterpiece from your kitchen :)

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  20. what a delicious kurma. It looks Wonderful.

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  21. lovely click,,.nd the kurma for sure looks yum,..:-)nd uya congrats for winnin,,,too,..:-)

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  22. Beautiful kurma...thats a cute handbag from JZ mahi, kurma picture tempting me a lot.. Mahi i tried ur bread cutlet n we enjoyed a lot, will post soon:)

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  23. nice pic as usual...kurma looks very colorful mahimaa..i love it..i will definetely try it!!
    congrats for the first position n nice handbag ...

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  24. wow dear..thats a lovley tasty kurma....ur handbag is so beautiful.....

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  25. I'm speechless..This is the most b'ful korma i have ever seen.Love the colors and presentation..
    Handbag looks so cute!Congrats on the gift :)

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  26. I love the handbag and the jurma looks so delicious and i love the picture too.

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  27. wow ! congrats dear ..cute handbag :)

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  28. Love the Navratan kurma, great looking dish! :)

    Nice bag! I don't shop much for other things except kitchen gadgets etc. I do buy expensive leather handbags when we visit the outlet stores though! :D

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  29. That is one lovely bag Mahimaa :) Congratulations dear...As usual your dish looks amazing...wonderful picture...

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  30. gorgeous pic!
    and cool handbag too. i am crazy abt shoes and handbags. and that just reminds me that i need to buy some tote for spring ;)

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  31. The navratan kurma looks awesome Mahima and nice bag too! :)

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  32. Kurma looks fabulous! Pic is too good... Congrats on the win and the handbag is so cute!

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  33. Wow Mahimaa, the navaratna kurma looks sooo rich & yummy!

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  34. What a colorful Kurma, Mahimaa. Feels good to just keep gazing at it.

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  35. Wow!! mahi kurma looks awesome, nice click as ususal. Hand bag is so.. cute.

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  36. Congrats Mahimaa. And I too love handbags and have a small collection. But my hubby thinks I'm usung the wrong word when I say "small" collection:)
    Nice pic and wonderful recipe. This is my mother-in-law's favorite curry. WIll defintely bookmark it and impress her when I get to India

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  37. mahimaji, i always love the way u present the dish with colourful pictures. u r version of navratan korma is quite different from dish which is being served in restaurants. normally in restuarnt's version dih is always white in coulr and sweetis in taste. but i find this is best . i will try surley.

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  38. Sounds interesting. Kurma looks healthy too. An dcongrats on winning dear..

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  39. A healthy, delicious and beautiful dish. Awesome. Lovely pic.

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  40. I am going to try this for the weekend...looks yummy.....good handbag collexn too :) keep going

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  41. i just totally loved your pic, Mahimaa!! :) they are always awesome! and congrats on the purse...isnt it just wonderful to get a gift card and go and buy something with that?!!

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  42. that really looks colorful.. and abides to the name :) Good one Mahi!
    And a pretty handbag!

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  43. It's healthy, but really looks rich and delicious... This is one of my favorite dishes!

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  44. hey, such a nice tempting pic yaar, looks so colorful !! feel like garbing it :)!!

    Wow, healthy kurma, need to try for sure.. Hey congrats for winning the contest !! Enjoy !!

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  45. Awesome recipe Mahi. I love all your pictures and your recipes. Congrats on your award. Cute handbag.

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  46. Congrats for your awards! Cute handy dandy handbag! yummy kurma...All yours & hubby's pictures are so beautiful....

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  47. Ok no potatoes, no coconut, no cream, no cashew, awesome. Just pack and send them to me here Mahimaa.

    I loved the purse. It looks both fashionable as well as trendy.

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  48. Wow soopera iruku mahi navrathna kurma.adding pineapple piecess in kurma is new to me.join the gang.am also crazy abt handbags.tht one u got is very cute and good looking.

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  49. healthy kurma! looks so colorful and yummy. Your hand bag looks so cute. Nice selection.

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  50. what a beautiful looking recipe Mahima :)

    first time here ,

    -Meenal

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  51. thatz a yummy looking dish mahi ... N loved the handbag too. looks very cute. N Congrats

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  52. kalakara Mahi... nice entry ,,.. very colourful..

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  54. This kurma looks awesome and lovely presentation. yummyyyyy entry dear!!!

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  55. Something for u at my blog - http://vegetarianmedley.blogspot.com/2009/03/pulav-tadka.html

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  57. Wow Mahima,Kurma looks so yummy. Nice click too.

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  58. wow1 mahimaa it looks so colorful and yummyy1
    i want to have it right now!
    really a healthier version from u!

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  59. Thanks soo much dear ..:)it helps :) hey Thanks soo much :)

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  60. I have never tried Navaratna Kurma but after seeing your serving, I can tell it is another dish I would LOVE to try.

    I'm almost ashamed to ask, else how would I ever learn. What is Jeera?

    Thank you so much for sharing, Mahimaa...

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  61. Ohhhhhh Wow! Mahimaa, Pic is stunning as usual. I love this recipe..that is one flavorful and healthy kurma!

    Congrats on your award and handbag really looks cute!

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  62. the pic itself is so tempting...Can't wait to taste....:)

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  63. Navratna korma looks good with all the nav - ratnas. Nice pic.

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  64. Mahima, this is regarding your comment on my blog in my puliyogare post...
    I have never left you a comment in Orkut for anything,I think You have mistaken somebody else!!
    But its ok :)
    Thanks!

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  65. Kurma looks delicious. Congrats Mahima! Nice handbag, I bought one recently.

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  66. Mahi,My feed not updating in reader's page,sobs..:( ,pls chck my new post n pick the award ..:)
    happy weekend dear..:)

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  67. congrats for winning that cute bag... really a very healthy navratna kurma.... btw collect ur awards from the award page of my blog... happy blogging..:)

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  68. awesome looking kurma...and thanks for posting abt the gift card...


    ur husband is an amazing photographer...Which camera does he use? Simply awesome!!!

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  69. colorful kurma with colorul headin. wonderful click mahi. cute hand bag da.

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  70. wow check out!! this is navaratna kurma.

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  71. thanks you so much friends... looks like many of you have a craze for handbags.

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  73. hi Mahimaa
    i didnt know that navratna korma is so easy to make and healthy too..........i tried this it came out well.thanks.

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  74. i have become a fan of your recipes!!

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