Ken’s note about Navrathan:
Written in large letters at Jubilee’s Cascading Kitchen is “Food is Precious”. Navrathan means “nine jewells”; reminding us of the treasure of good food. The name and the dish honors a group of nine extraordinary people in the Mughal Emperor Akbar’s (1556-1605)court in India. This food is another reminder of the inextricable link between good food and good people. Gather your nine friends and share a feast! (You may need to double the recipe.)
- Green beans – handful, chopped.
- Peas – 1 cup
- Potato – 1, cubed
- Carrot – 1, cubed
- Onion – 1, grated.
- Cauliflower – 1 cup, florets soaked in warm salt water for 10 minutes.
- Squash – 1 (Optional), cubed.
- Broccoli – 1 cup (Optional), florets soaked in warm salt water for 10 minutes.
- bell pepper – 1/2 (Optional), cubed.
- Paneer – 200 grams (optional), cubed.
- tomatoes – 3, blanched and pureed.
- Kohlrabi -1, cubed
- Salt – to taste.
- Ginger garlic paste – 1 tsp.
- Garam masala – 1 tsp.
- milk – 1 cup.
- Fresh cream – 3 Tbsp.
- Ghee or oil – 3 Tbsp.
- Turmeric – 1/2 tsp.
- Cilantro- handful, finely chopped.
- Heat oil or ghee in a pan at medium. Add grated onion, sauté until light brown.
- Add ginger garlic paste sauté for 2 minutes.
- Add tomato puree, turmeric, garam masala and salt mix well and cook till oil separates.
- Add chopped vegetables cover the lid and let cook in steam, when the vegetables are half cooked add milk, cream and paneer. cook for a few minutes till tender.
Sprinkle cilantro before serving with Ghee rice or Jeera rice.