Subz E Noor Chashm

Subz e Noor Chashm is a rich creamy curry made with mixed vegetables, nuts and yoghurt. The curry is rich and cooked in Awadhi style.

 

I, for no reason, have never been a fan of mixed vegetables, but this Nawabi Curry truly stole my heart. I loved the name, doesn’t it sound so royal, absolutely Nawabi kinds. One can use a medley of mix vegetables, I have chosen to cook with fresh green peas, cauliflower and carrot. A special creamy paste is made, which is really flavorful. Thick, whipped yoghurt is added which makes the curry richer and enhances the taste.

 

Awadhi cuisine hails from the city of Nawabs, Lucknow and this Nawabi Curry is a dish which cannot be missed. Nawabs of Awadh were inhabitants of Persia and initially were deputies of the Mughal Emperors, they refined the Mughal style of cooking by adding nuts and flowers and even ittars, which are Indian scents. All these took this cuisine to a different level. Subz e Noor Chashm is a perfect example of their innovation and my recipe for the day from the Awadhi Thali. We are posting under Thalis and Platter Festival and this week I am posting Regional Thalis. Awadhi Thali is the first in the series.

 

So let’s check the recipe of Subz e Noor Chashm, which is a delicious Nawabi Curry with an exotic name and flavour. You can serve the curry with Sheermal or Warqi Paratha or a simple roti also.

 

Subz e Noor Chashm

Subz e Noor Chashm

Ingredients

1 small head cauliflower
1/2 cup green peas
1 carrot, cubed
1 bay leaf
3 cloves
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
2-3 cloves garlic, chopped
1” inch ginger, chopped
1 tsp red chilly powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp garam masala

Paste

1 tsp cumin seeds
2 onions, chopped
2 tomatoes, chopped
2 tsp cashew nuts
2 tbsp almonds, blanched
1/2 cup yoghurt
Salt to taste

Method

Paste

Heat a tsp of oil.
Add cumin seeds, let crackle.
Add onions and cook till they turn pink.
Add chopped tomatoes and cook till mushy.
Add the nuts.
Remove from fire and let the mix cool.
Blend it to a fine paste.
Add whipped yoghurt and mix well.

Curry

Heat 2 tbsp oil.
Add cumin seeds, ginger and garlic.
Sauté till pink.
Add all vegetables and sauté for a few minutes.
Simmer and cover the pan and let cook till half done.
Add the prepared paste.
Add all the spices and mix well.
Add little water and cover and cook the curry on slow flame till done.
Check for seasoning according to taste.
Serve hot garnished with coriander leaves.

Subz e Noor Chashm

I have some more recipes from this cuisine that you will love to try, do check-

Awadhi Biryani

Stuffed Tomatoes

Jannat e Gulab

Awadhi Thali

 

 

Thali’s under The Thali and Platter Festival –

 

 

Week 2 Regional Thalis
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Subz e Noor Chashm
Subz e Noor Chashm is a rich creamy curry made with mixed vegetables , nuts and yogurt . The curry is rich and cooked in Awadhi style .
Prep Time 20 Minutes
Cook Time 30 Minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Paste
Prep Time 20 Minutes
Cook Time 30 Minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Paste
Instructions
  1. Heat a tsp of oil.
  2. Add cumin seeds, let crackle.
  3. Add onions and cook till they turn pink.
  4. Add chopped tomatoes and cook till mushy.
  5. Add the nuts.
  6. Remove from fire and let the mix cool.
  7. Blend it to a fine paste.
  8. Add whipped yoghurt and mix well.
Curry
  1. Heat 2 tbsp oil.
  2. Add cumin seeds, ginger and garlic.
  3. Sauté till pink.
  4. Add all vegetables and sauté for a few minutes.
  5. Simmer and cover the pan and let cook till half done.
  6. Add the prepared paste.
  7. Add all the spices and mix well.
  8. Add little water and cover and cook the curry on slow flame till done.
  9. Check for seasoning according to taste.
  10. Serve hot garnished with coriander leaves.
Recipe Notes

Subz E Noor Chashm

 

6 thoughts on “Subz E Noor Chashm”

  1. I use a similar base for my paneer curries and can imagine how delicious this curry might have tasted. Do you have any idea about the medley of vegetables that were traditionally used in the recipe?

  2. This one is surely a must on the plate if you are having some paneer for folks like my hubby who is not a great fan of it..The ground masala sounds fantastic. Yet another bookmarked one..too good Vaishali!

  3. Love such mixed vegetables and I like that rich creamy texture of the gravy here. I make a mix vegetable but in different style. This looks good and a must try.

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