Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Navaratna Kurma (Only with Fruits)

Dear Friends, send your entries for the event "Think Beyond the Usual with Fruits". Only 9 more days left for the event end date. I'm really excited to see lot of new recipes from my friends. Just wanted to tell you all that if I haven't acknowledged any of your entries please do mail me or leave a comment.

Now, today's recipe is my family's favourite Navaratna Kurma. This is the first time I'v prepared it only with fruits. Usually, I combine both fruits and vegetables. The procedure I have given here is my own way of preparing this kurma and I'm not sure how you all used to prepare. The taste is mildly sweet and the aroma is very nice.



Ingredients:

1. Apple
2. Pineapple
3. Grapes - ( I used seedless. Didn't chop it, used whole grapes)
4. Star fruit
5. Papaya
6. Dates
7. Mango
8. Jack fruit
9. Guava (I used fully ripened fruit and so, it was easy to remove the part with seeds)
10. Onion - 1/2 Cup (Chopped)
11. Ginger-Garlic Paste - 1 tsp
12. Milk - 2 Cups
13. Cashew nuts - 1/2 Cup
14. Coconut - Less than 1/4 Cup
15. Green Chilly - 1
16. Garam Masala - 1 tsp
17. Salt - Needed qty
18. Oil - 1 tbs
19. Nuts & Raisin - For garnishing



Procedure:

1. Soak Cashews in boiled milk for 1 hour. Make it to a paste and keep aside.
2. Cut all the fruits. Take 3 Cups full of cut fruits and keep aside.
4. In a pan add oil, then add ginger-garlic paste. Fry till raw smell goes.
5. Now, add onion and fry till onion turns golden brown.
6. Add the cut fruits and fry for sometime.
7. Add very little quantity of water and cook for 5 minutes.
8. Add the cashew-milk paste and mix well. Add salt and garam masala.
9. Medium the flame and keep it as such for 10 - 15 minutes.
10. Grind coconut with chilly and add it to the contents.
11. Mix well, allow it to be in medium heat for another 10 minutes.
12. Garnish with nuts and raisin.
13. Serve hot with Naan.

Serves : 2

40 comments:

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Hey,
Love the navratan korma with only fruits. Must be sweet and spicy!Yes I do remember your event. I am a last minute person but I am getting there. Check my latest post and you will know I have just begun.

Mrs.Menagasathia said...

fruit kurma never tried it!! its looks super!!

Shama Nagarajan said...

delicious kurma..nice one

Tina said...

Its new to me...Looks delicious and creamy...

RV said...

This is a wonderful curry Nithu. Am drooling here.

PriyaRaj said...

Wow diff kurma ,never tried this ...sounds cool..looks yum

Swapna Sree said...

wooow!!!navaratan kurma only with fruits,,such a great idea...looks yummy...

Gulmohar said...

That's very innovative..never heard of something like this..

Kiran said...

Dear Nithu,
Really a wonderful fruitalicious recipe.Love the idea of cooking with fruits.

Saraswathi Iyer said...

Lovely and diff with fruits.

~ Lopa said...

Navratan Korma, only with fruits...wow !!
Never tried it... thanks for sharing it.

Latha said...

Very fruity goodness. Super delicious.

Sushma Mallya said...

very innovative nithu,nice and different one from the same usual gravies...

Yummy Team said...

Love your navratan korma recipe..

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Wow Nithu, great thought, just with fruits, will have to try it.

Jagruti said...

Navratna korma with fruits..fantastic!! hey Nithu an award is waiting for you at my space, plz come and collect it!!

N S said...

Looks delicious. Anything with fruits is my favorite. Will try this soon.

R said...

this is so innovative, really beyond the usual :)

San!!! said...

Thinking out of the box is wonderful n this recipe sounds yum nitu.Good n creative way of indulging fruits.Looks marvellous.

SathyaSridhar said...

Kuruma looks rich n creamy,,, very different version of kuruma dear,,

Daisy Blue said...

I love navrathna kurma.. like the sweetish taste that lingers in my mouth..I am yet to send an entry for your event..but I will :)

Malar Gandhi said...

Sounds wonderful...very healthy recipe, indeed. Love all those fruit that have gone in there.

Rachana Kothari said...

This is really innovative Nithu. I would love to have this delicious curry:)

Panchpakwan said...

OMG! Korma looks so fruity , creamy and sooo rich..Loved it!

Priya said...

Absolutely divine, very unique and creative kurma Nithu..

Suma Gandlur said...

A perfect entry for your theme.
Mine is on the way. :)

Kiran said...

Dear Nithu,
I would like to share an award with you, please come and collect it from my blog.

simply.food said...

what abeautiful dish and very innovative.I love it.

Krishnaveni said...

Excellent Please collect your award from my blog

PriyaRaj said...

Very unique recipe.. ..pls collect ur award from my blog

Jayashree said...

Nice, creamy kurma. I like the way you've made it using just fruits.

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Nithubala, There is an award for you in my blog, please get it :)

Neetz said...

nithu..this dish look so nice and healthy...nice way to present dear....yummmyyy

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

This look delicious and good!

♥LOVE2COOK♥ said...

Hi Nithu!!!

Wow I love ur version of kurma! Sounds really new to me...just loved it though! ;)

Bharathy said...

Very new to me..Navarathna Khurma with fruits!...A Very creative one, Nithu!..Love the recipe!...:)
Thanks a Bunch for all the lovely comments in my place, Nithu..:)
Hugs for following me :)

Rekha shoban said...

nice presentation and healthy kurma!

Gita said...

Navratan kurma with only fruits sounds interesting and tasty Nithu...very healthy too :)

nivedita said...

Hi
What a healthy dish!!!! Loved it.

Kalai said...

what a lovely and a healthy dish. Never tried kurma with fruits though. Love it.