Mutton Korma – an Indian lamb curry with a combination of warm spices. The lamb is tender and almost melts in your mouth with fantastic flavor. Korma is a popular dish in India, and you can cook it with chicken, fish, eggs, or vegetables.
This recipe has a long list of spices that you can easily find in the grocery store, or it might be in your kitchen already, but the cooking method is short and straightforward. Please watch the Video Tutorial see how easy it is to make this dish.
The ingredients in Mutton Korma changes depending on the state you are in India. Some Korma recipes have tomatoes, some have yogurt, some include almond or cashew paste, and others have onion paste.
I have tasted almost all types of mutton korma and loved each one of them. The gravy is thick, and a little on the creamy side, the color of the korma gravy is mostly reddish, but you can find it green and orange too.
Don’t be alarmed by the long list of the ingredients, you can find them easily in any supermarket, and if you often cook Indian food, these spices might already be in your kitchen cabinet.
Ingredients in Mutton Korma
There are many spices in the Korma recipe, but you will notice from the list below that these spices are common and easy to find.
Coriander seeds and powder
Cumin Seeds and powder
Fenugreek dry leaves
Ghee: This is clarified butter, which you can make at home using butter.
You can substitute ghee with oil, or use both oil and butter.
Lamb: Use the shoulder if possible, it will take less time to cook, but you can use any other part from the lamb. Lamb pieces with bones will give the Korma intense flavor.
Dry red chili.
How to make Mutton Korma
The steps to making this delectable dish are so simple. First, you have to make a lamb stock by adding all the stock ingredients and the lamb in a pot or a pan and let cook until the lamb is tender.
To make the Korma, in a large pan, fry the onion and then add the chilies, ginger, and garlic. Later add the cooked lamb, yogurt, and the lamb stock. (recipe in detail below).
As you can see, it is an easy dish to prepare and doesn’t include many steps. If you have a pressure cooker, you can make the stock in it, which will cut the cooking time to half.
What to serve with Mutton Korma
How to Store the Korma
You can store the mutton korma in an airtight container and refrigerate it for up to three days. You might need to add a quarter cup of water to the korma before heating it.
To make this dish I have used:
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