Recipe and Photo courtesy : Padmini, Srinivasan (My parents)
The sweet n sour curry...This is a fantastic recipe from my mom. Her Navaratan Korma is so addictive. My dad can eat it all day and so can I. You must definitely try it. She adds fresh fruits instead of dry fruits. However, you can add both.
1 medium onion
3 tomatoes pureed (you can use Hunts tomato sauce too)
3 tbsp cashews
2 tsp khus khus
salt to taste
Dhaniya powder 1/2 tsp
Jeera Powder 1/4 tsp
Garam masala 1 tsp
3-4 green chillies (or 1 tsp chilli powder)
ginger 1 inch
curds/ yogurt 3 tbsp
Milk 1 cup
Mixed veggies (peas, carrots, beans chopped) 2 1/2 cups
Mixed fruits (apple, pineapple, grapes chopped) 1/2 cup
Dry fruits (raisins, cashews) 1/4 cup
sugar 2 tsp
oil 2-3 tbsp
2 tsp ghee
50 gm paneer (cubed and fried)- optional
fresh coriander leaves for seasoning
Microwave the veggies with water and salt till soft. Fry the dry fruits with a little ghee and keep aside. Grind together onions, green chilli, ginger, cashews and khus khus with curds to a smooth paste.
Puree the tomatoes. Keep aside. Add oil in a kadai, add a tsp of sugar. Allow it to caramelize.
Add the onion paste and saute till oil separates or till dry. Add the tomato sauce/puree and continue to saute.
Add jeera powder, dhaniya powder , chilli powder (if required) and garam masala. Saute till the raw smell goes and the paste becomes thick.
Stir in the pre cooked veggies. Add enough salt. Add fried paneer cubes if you like.
Mix well. Add milk and allow it come to a boil. Add another tsp of sugar and simmer till done. Now add the fresh fruits and mix well. Leave it for 2 more minutes till the flavours combine. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and fried dry fruits.
Yumm! Serve with rotis/ chapathis/ Tandoori butter naan or kulcha.