Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Shahi Korma

Vegetables cooked in rich and creamy gravy!

Recipe Of Shahi Korma

Serves - 4 

Oil for frying
1 - 2 tbsp ghee
2 carrots
8-10 french beans
1 cup peas
8-10 florets of cauliflower
1 onion chopped finely
3/4 tbsp ginger - garlic paste
100 gms cottage cheese
1 cup curd
2 tbsp dessicated cocunut
1 tbsp khus khus (poppy seeds)
1 tbsp magaz (melon seeds)
1 tbsp cashew nuts
1  javetri (mace) 
2 tsp salt or to taste
1 tsp red chilli powder (optional)
1 tsp garam masala powder
Half inch cinnamon stick
1 tsp coriander seeds 
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 star anise 
2-3 cloves
2-3 cardamom
1 Bay leaf
Fresh cream (optional)
1 tbsp raisin
Half tbsp blanched almonds
3-4 slices of tinned pineapple
1 tsp sugar
1 cup water
Cherries for garnishing

Boil all the vegetables together, except pineapple, strain them and keep aside.

Curd Mix
Mix curd and dessicated coconut well and keep aside.

Khus Khus, Magaz and Cashew Paste
Add all three and boil them for 5-10 minutes and keep aside. Grind them when it cools.

Cut paneer in small cubes and fry.

Heat 1 tbsp ghee in a pan.
Add coriander seeds, cumin seeds, star anise, cloves, cardamom, Bay leaf. 
Mix them together and cook for 2-3 minutes.
Add onions and cook them till they turn pale in color.
Remove this from the pan and keep it aside to cool for a few minutes.
Grind it into a fine paste.
Add 1 tbsp ghee in the pan.
Add the above onion and spices paste.
Add ginger - garlic paste and cook for 2-3 minutes.
Add the curd mix and cashew paste.
Add garam masala, salt, red chilli powder. Mix well. Cook on low heat till the masala is cooked properly.
Add raisins, almonds and walnuts.
Add water and boil for 2-3 minutes, then add the veggies, add fried paneer cubes, add chopped pineapple, add sugar and cook on low heat till the veggies get enveloped well with the gravy.
If you want to add cream, then remove the dish from flame, let it cool, add cream and mix well.
Before serving, garnish it with raisins, fried cashews, cherries, pineapple and fried paneer cubes.

Serve this yummy dish hot with roti or naan.

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