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February 28, 2009

NAVARATHNA KURMA AND AWARDS

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

 

KITCHEN CLINIC:

Paneer:

    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.

AWARDS:

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

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

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Thanku vibaas for passing me this award.

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

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



39 comments :

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

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

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

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  4. thanku varunavi,lubna and pooja:)

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

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

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

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  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!

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

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

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

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  12. Congrats on the awards, nice gravy too.

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

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

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  15. Thanku malar,suma and shama:)

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

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  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.

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

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  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.

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

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  21. Nice curry. Congrats on the awards.

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

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

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

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

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  26. Hey...got an award for You...do get it from my blog..

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  27. enjoy your awards with yummy kurma

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  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!

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

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

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  31. Lovely dish. I love paneer!

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

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

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

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

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

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  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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