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February 28, 2009


I took this recipe from Indian Culinary expert - Mallika badrinath’s “100 Vegetarian gravies/Kurmas” book.

First time ,i did a recipe with paneer.It came out very well.I was very happy ,everybody ate well Smile

Navaratna kurma

Here is the recipe :

Ingredients reqd:

  • Paneer – 100 gms

To cook:

  • Finely chopped Vegetables (Carrot,beans,potato,peas,cauliflower) – 2 cups

To grind:

  • Tomato – 3 (Big sized)

To saute:

  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Big onion – 2 nos
  • Ginger-garlic paste – 1.5 tsp
  • Coriander seeds powder / Dhania pwd – 2 tsp
  • Red chilly powder – 1.5 tsp
  • Garam masala powder – 1.5 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

To add finally:

  • Fresh cream – 2 tbsp
  • Milk – 1 cup
  • Ghee /Butter – 3 tbsp
  • Salt – to taste

To decorate:

  • Chopped Pine apple pieces,apple pieces – Few
  • Cashewnuts,dry grapes,tutty –fruity – 1/2 cup
  • Chopped Coriander leaves

Method of preparation:

  • Cut the paneer into small cubes and fry in oil for 1-2 minutes by flipping it over.Make sure the color of paneer doesn’t change to golden brown/red.
  • Immerse the fried paneer in hot water for 5-10 mins and take it out.Keep it apart.
  • Pressure cook all the finely chopped vegetables.
  • Peel the skin of onions and grate it.Keep aside.
  • **Blanch the tomatoes and grind it to a smooth paste.Set aside.
  • Heat a wok/pan with 1 tbsp of oil and add the ginger-garlic paste to it.Fry for a minute.
  • Now add the onions and fry till turns golden brown.
  • Add the tomato puree ,turmeric powder,chilly pwd,dhania pwd,garam masala pwd and salt.
  • Fry till the oil leaves separates.
  • Add the boiled veggies and fry for a min.Add little water and boil for sometime.
  • Then add the fresh cream ,milk and boil for a minute.
  • Finally add the fried paneer, fruits ,nuts and remove from the fire immediately.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander leaves !!

Note : While serving ,u can keep chopped onions and lemon on the plate

**Blanch:Boil water and add the tomato into it.Close it for 5-10 mins .The skin of tomato gets cracked.Now remove the skin and grind it to make a puree.

Tastes great with Roti/Chappati,Naan etc…Thumbs-up

Chappathi with kurma




    1:  Paneer is a good source of calcium, which helps build strong bones and teeth, and also prevents osteoporosis. Cheese provides 25% of the calcium in the food supply.
    2:  Paneer in moderation, is associated with lower body weight as well as reduced risk of developing insulin resistance syndrome.
    3:  Paneer is a good source of protein and it reduces cancer risk.
    4:  Paneer can prevent stomach disorders and even help with your bones as you get older, especially in women.
    5:  It also helps in lower, back and joint pain.

    Nutritional information :

    100 gms of paneer made from cow milk provides

    Protein-18.3 grms

    Fat-20.8 grms

    Mineral -2.6 grms

    Carbohydrates-1.2 grms

    Energy-265 kcal

    Calcium-208 mgs

    Phosphorous-138 mg

    How to make paneer?
    Paneer is quite easy to make at home. Bring 2 litres of fresh whole milk to the boil. Add 2 table spoons of vinegar or lemon juice or curd and stir well. Put aside. After the milk has curdled, wrap it in a clean muslin cloth, rinse with fresh water and drain well. Form a ball and place it under a heavy saucepan for approx. 20 minutes. 200 g of your paneer is ready.


Thanks akal of akal’s saapadu for passing me this award..U made me feel great..thanks a lot dear..


Thanks a lot Vidhas for making me a Super-Duper chef..


Thanku vibaas for passing me this award.


Thanks a ton raji of raks kitchen..Iam very much excited and happy by ur award..


I wish to pass all these awards to all the viewers and followers of my blog.Please accept it.:)


  1. congrats for the awards.Great combination of roti and khurma

  2. Congratulations........
    Kurma looks tempting and yum. Love anything with paneer.

  3. congrats on your award....curry is looking rich and delicious...

  4. thanku varunavi,lubna and pooja:)

  5. kurma with those soft chapaties hm u made me hungry again... lovely dear. congrats on yr awards.

  6. Congratulations Chitra...the kurma looks delicious...

  7. Kurma looks yummy...Congrats on your awards...

  8. This looks wonderful! I'm excited because I have all the ingredients except paneer - once I get my hands on some, I want to try this!

  9. I too have the same book in my hand,should try this:) Glad you tried paneer!! Enjoy ur awards!

  10. i love mallika badrinath's recipes. this one looks good.

  11. Thanku adlak,poornima and daily meals:)
    Thanks noodles,Do try this and leave me a note..
    Thanku raji,dershana and premy:)

  12. Congrats on the awards, nice gravy too.

  13. curry looks great..congrates on ur awards..

  14. lovely kurma dear,,,congrats on your award dear

  15. Thanku malar,suma and shama:)

  16. Navratna kurma looks delicious, i want to pick few paneer pieces from the pic itself, drooling here...congrats on ur award dear CHitra:)

  17. Navarathna kuruma is a very rich dish and I am also planning to make it for a weekend. Useful recipe.Your kuruma looks so great.

  18. Congrats on your awards...I love paneer....Kurma looks absolutely delicious and mouthwathering Chitra.......Nice click....You have a beautiful blog.

  19. Hey Chitra,
    First of all i liked the name of your blog. The Navaratna kurma looks yummy. I also have Malika Bhadrinath's book but haven't tried any recipes yet. I wil ltry this recipe for sure. Also thank you for stopping by my blog anf for the lovely comment.

  20. congrats on the awards, you soo very much deserve them!! n the kurma looks awesome!!

  21. Nice curry. Congrats on the awards.

  22. Congratulations on your awards... Dish looks yummy. Love the info that you have provided about paneer

  23. Thanku all my dear friends..ur comments are really encouraging:)

  24. First time at your blog.. cool collection of recipes..
    The Khorma looks yum

  25. congrats on all your awards. korma looks yum yum.

  26. an award for get it from my blog..

  27. enjoy your awards with yummy kurma

  28. Kurma looks super yumm!! great combination with chapathi right!..

    thanks for stopping by.. you have a great space here too.. lot of mouthwatering recipes. I specially like your detailed write up and the kitchen clinic.. really useful one! too good!

  29. Hi Chitra
    Congratulations for the awards.
    You always have great recipes x

  30. Looks super yummy.....wonderful combo...Congrats on your award

  31. Lovely dish. I love paneer!

  32. navaratna looks as much good as the nine gems! looks delicious, would love it with some parottas! yummy! panner cubes look so lovely.

  33. Congratulations on all your awards! Korma looks yum !

  34. Congratulations on the awards!! Your korma and that paneer look fantastic!

  35. Congrats on the paneer dish and on all your awards!

  36. Congratulations!!
    Chitra the navarathna kurma looks rich n yummy, love paneer recipes ;) nice snap.

  37. I never knew that u got so many awards..Great go..Congrates dear..All the best for further more achievement in life


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