Navratan korma is a rich luxurious curry dish made with mixed vegetables and lot of dry fruits. This recipe is flavorful and mildly sweet. It is made with 9 ingredients and consists of plenty of nuts, dry fruits, assorted vegetables, fruits, cream, a lot of spices and a few herbs. There are both vegetarian as well as non-vegetarian versions of preparing this dish. This recipe is a delicious vegetarian version of navratan korma.
Do you know why this recipe is called as Navratan korma? The dish is named as a tribute to the original navratan – the nine jewels or the nine courtiers of the Mughal emperor Akbar.
By the way for all those who do not know the Hindi language, ‘Nav’ means nine and ‘ratan’ means a jewel. So the English translation of navratan is nine jewels. And korma or kurma is a dish with yogurt, cream, nuts and seeds paste or a coconut base.