Navratan Korma aka Nine- Gem-Curry gets it’s name after the nine ingredients 9vegetables, fruits and nuts) used in making a creamy, semi-sweet Mughlai Curry. This royal curry was made in the imperial kitchens known as ‘Bawarchikhana’ for the Kings and the Queens during the Mughal Era.
Mughali Cuisines are over the top delicious and this particular curry tops the chart as it makes it more royal with the use of fruits, assorted vegetables and nuts. The curry becomes rich with the use of cream, cashew paste and coconut milk at times. I have learned this recipe from my grandmother, who made some amazing Mughlai dishes, one of them was the very delectable, rich and creamy Navratan Korma.
Navratan Korma is a blend of spices with cream and nut paste. The royalty looks in the very first looks of the delicacy specially when it is garnished with fried cottage cheese and fruits. Usually Navratan Korma has a thick creamy curry, but you always have an option to add water, milk while cooking to increase the volume of the curry so that it can go well with rice.