Navaratna Kuruma

Mughal Mixed Vegetable Curry                                                                                                Navaratna Kuruma

A royal and tasty kuruma!
Navaratna Kuruma goes well with hot rice, pulao, and even rotis. So, I make this royal Navaratna Kuruma whenever I have surprise guests at home. All my friends love it. Sometimes, I add apples and pineapples and rest of the time, I would make using only veggies. I am not a big fan of brussel sprouts (very good for health) but when I make this kuruma, I use it and it tastes well too. If you have a variety of veggies, just try this recipe and you would love it. Thanks to Chef Menu Rani Chellam for sharing this tasty kuruma.


To Grind

Coriander seeds (Kothamalli vidhai) – 2 teaspoons

Cumin seeds (Seeragam) – 1.5 teaspoons

Fennel seeds (Sombu) – 1 teaspoon

Red chillies – 2 nos.

Green chillies – 1 no.

Cinnamon – 1″

Ginger – 1″

Garlic – 8-10 pods

For Gravy

Bay leaves (Brinji ilai) – 3 nos.

Chopped onions – 1 no.

Vegetables – Peas, Potato, Beans, Carrot, Cauliflower, Capsicum etc. If you want, you can also add apple and pineapple.

Chopped tomato – 1 no.

Paneer cubes – 1/2 cup (Optional)

Turmeric powder – 1/2 teaspoon

Coriander powder (Kothamalli thool) – 2 teaspoons

Garam masala – 1 teaspoon

Almond/Cashew/Pistachios – 3 tablespoons

Raisins – Few

Cream – 2 tablespoon

Coriander leaves – as desired

Salt – as desired

Ghee/Oil – as desired

Mughal Navaratna Kuruma

Navaratna Kuruma With Apples


1. Ground Masala Paste: Grind the items that are listed under “To Grind”.

2. Ground Nuts Paste: Grind the cashews, Almond and pistachios to fine powder.

3. Fry Paneer cubes in Ghee.

4. In a pan, heat oil/Ghee. When the oil/Ghee is hot, add bay leaves and onions. When onions become transparent in color, add the ground masala  paste.

5. Saute for some time and then add vegetables. Fry well for few minutes. Then, add turmeric powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder and fry for 2-3 minutes.

6. Now, add tomatoes, ground nuts paste, and raisins.  Fry for a while.

7. Finally, sim the fire and add cream, Paneer cubes, and coriander leaves.

Now, Navaratna Kuruma is ready!!!

Serve: Rotis,Parathas & Puris, Pulao,Biriyani & Friedrice

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